Minn. Senate plans two Vikings stadium hearingsby Tim Nelson, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton says he welcomes plans by state Senate committees to hold two hearings on a prospective Vikings stadium in coming weeks.
Senate Republicans announced the hearings Wednesday, scheduled for Nov. 29 and Dec. 6. Dayton said he'll meet with stadium bill co-sponsor Republican Sen. Julie Rosen Thursday to talk more about stadium plans.
"Hopefully those hearings will present a clearer picture to at least the senators what the options are and where to go from here," Dayton said.
Rosen said she doesn't think there will be a bill drafted for the hearings, where the public will be able to weigh in on the matter.
"It's important to get the public input, and that's what these hearings are going to be about," Rosen said.
The House has not scheduled any public meetings on a stadium.
The governor spoke after meeting Wednesday with officials from Arden Hills, where Ramsey County and the Vikings want to build a new stadium.