Vikings Stadium Deal Politically Fragile

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House Speaker Kurt Zellers

Click photo to hear why House Speaker Kurt Zellers isn't sure if he'll vote for the Vikings stadium bill

Click photo to hear why House Speaker Kurt Zellers isn't sure if he'll vote for the Vikings stadium bill

Republican and DFL legislative leaders indicated today just how politically fragile a proposal to build a new Vikings stadium is.

Senate Majority Leader David Senjem says without the support of the Minneapolis City Council the bill won’t pass.

House Speaker Kurt Zellers wouldn’t commit to voting for the bill without seeing the details, which Senate Deputy Minority Leader Terri Bonoff called that “dodging” because Zellers knows what will be in the bill.

House Minority Leader Paul Thissen says will have trouble with the agreement unless funds to renovate the Target Center and build a new stadium are both in the same bill. Currently they are in two separate bills.

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