Nick Halter

Civic beat: Dayton says Its Metrodome or bust

Gov. Mark Dayton says the Metrodome is only viable site for a new Vikings stadium that could pass during the 2012 legislative session.

Dayton, in an analysis of several stadium site proposals, had narrowed in on two Minneapolis sites, the other one being at Linden Avenue near the Basilica of St. Mary. But Dayton said threats by the Basilica of a lawsuit have made that site unworkable.

Dayton said he hopes a stadium deal can get done early in the 2012 session, which began Jan. 24, but he knows it may take longer than that.


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