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08:00 AM ET 11.03 | Gov. Mark Dayton reportedly called off plans to hammer out a solution this month for a new Vikings stadium. Key Republicans countered that the issue is not an emergency, dismissing speculation that the team is prepared to leave the state if no resolution is reached. A frustrated Dayton emerged from a tense meeting with Republicans and said he was postponing his plan to announce on Monday a stadium-funding proposal. ... Dayton also said he was calling off a meeting Friday with Vikings owner Zygi Wilf. "The statement's pretty clear that they're opposed to this special session." The day's events signaled that Republican lawmakers, despite mounting political pressure from the Vikings, are not convinced that the February expiration of the team's lease at the Metrodome is sufficient reason to rush into special session.

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November 3, 2011  08:02 AM ET

B'bye!!!!

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November 3, 2011  08:13 AM ET

Our first Canadian sponsored team!!!

November 3, 2011  08:15 AM ET

Bye- bye Vikings, Here's your hat and coat, whats your hurry? come back when you can't stay so long

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November 3, 2011  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

or England.

the Manchester Vikings?

November 3, 2011  08:53 AM ET

Adios...



And please - I don't want to hear this San Antonio crap.

November 3, 2011  08:53 AM ET

Uh-OH.

Sounds like the legislature will get to it....maybe never....

Bluff Called!

November 3, 2011  08:55 AM ET

Good for the MN state legislature! The economy sucks and these NFL owners, who are making money hand over fist, want steal more from the struggling taxpayers. Take your team and go!

November 3, 2011  09:05 AM ET

The Vikings can start the Occupy Minneapolis movement.

November 3, 2011  09:16 AM ET

It sounds like "key Republicans" have the right idea on this one.

November 3, 2011  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

the Manchester Vikings?

If Roger Goodell is so intent on having an NFL team in Europe...

November 3, 2011  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

The Vikings can start the Occupy Minneapolis movement.

They will receive better treatment than that vet did the other day.

Or - at least they can use their helmets to avoid headshots.

November 3, 2011  09:23 AM ET

There is nothing to meet about. There is no plan on where it goes or how ( like the proposed increase in sales tax to raise $350 million of the money ) will be funded.

November 3, 2011  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

The Vikings can start the Occupy Minneapolis movement.

St. Paul has already beaten them to it... come to think of it, everyone has beaten the Vikes this year.

November 3, 2011  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

There is nothing to meet about. There is no plan on where it goes or how ( like the proposed increase in sales tax to raise $350 million of the money ) will be funded.

The Minneapolis Lakers will never leave either... not to mention the Minnesota NorthStars... I've seen this movie before.

November 3, 2011  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

The Minneapolis Lakers will never leave either... not to mention the Minnesota NorthStars... I've seen this movie before.

I got your Northstars. LOL!

November 3, 2011  09:48 AM ET

why would anyone want to see the Vikings leave Minnesota?

November 3, 2011  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Adios... And please - I don't want to hear this San Antonio crap.

"Remembe the Alamo!"!!

 
November 3, 2011  09:53 AM ET
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The Minneapolis Lakers will never leave either... not to mention the Minnesota NorthStars... I've seen this movie before.

True, but there is no plan to even vote on right now. The vikings are as much at fault here as anybody. Make a definite proposal and vote. They have not done that, just offered up some cash and asked for tax exemption status.

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