Dayton, GOP talk but make no Vikings stadium deal
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP legislative leaders say they haven’t reached any breakthrough moments as they discuss how to pay for a proposed Minnesota Vikings stadium.
The governor and top lawmakers emerged from a more than two-hour meeting Friday agreeing they would keep talking about different financing options and stadium locations. Minneapolis and the Ramsey County suburb of Arden Hills are all in the mix.
Dayton says he is holding off on scheduling a special legislative session until more aspects of a stadium package are known. He says it will give lawmakers and other government staff chances to round up more facts.
The Vikings are after a half-billion dollars or more in public subsidies toward a new stadium. The team’s lease in the Metrodome is up this year.