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Session 2005

Session 2005: Stadiums

Arizona businessman and ex-professional and college football player Reggie Fowler agreed to buy the Minnesota Vikings for $625 million in a deal announced Monday. The National Football League still has to approve the sale. Will Fowler have better luck convincing the people of Minnesota to help build him a new stadium than present owner Red McCombs has? ( 02/15/2005)
Reggie Fowler may have struck a tentative deal to buy the Minnesota Vikings, but that doesn't mean he'll be so lucky at the state Capitol. The Vikings have been seeking state support to build a $600 million football stadium for the past several years. So far those efforts have all failed, and lawmakers say a change in ownership is not likely to shift the dynamics. (02/15/2005)
Even though it doesn't have full financing in place, the University of Minnesota took a bold step this week toward bringing Gopher football to a new on-campus stadium. (01/05/2005)

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Video from the Capitol

Audio Live House video (Windows Media)

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Audio Highlights

Audio Rep. Dan Dorman
The size of Pawlenty's bonding proposal (1/4/05)

Audio Rep. Barb Sykora and Sen. Steve Kelley
Education (1/4/05)

Audio Sen. Steve Murphy
Transportation issues (1/4/05)

Audio Rep. Fran Bradley
Health care initiatives (1/4/05)

Audio Sen. Larry Pogemiller
Funding issues (1/4/05)

Audio Rep. Jim Knoblach and Sen. Dick Cohen
The budget and human services (1/4/05)

Audio Rep. Andy Westerberg
Prospects for new stadiums (1/4/05)

Audio Sen. Michele Bachmann
Same-sex legislation (1/4/05)