Vikings Put MN On Map In ‘Flyover Country’ By Jacob Wheeler | April 25, 2012 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on MN Senate Subscribe to MN Senate Click Photo to Hear Sen. Michel Discuss Importance of Keeping Vikings in MN Click Photo to Hear Sen. Michel Discuss Importance of Keeping Vikings in MNA Vikings stadium proposal had more amendments tacked onto it in the Senate Jobs and Economic Growth Committee and then was sent by an unanimous voice vote to the Senate Finance Committee. Before the vote Senator Geoff Michel (R-Edina) said that the Vikings were “part of our brand. This is part of Minnesota.” Michel said Minnesota needs the Vikings because Minnesota is “a little challenged. We don’t have an ocean. We’re in flyover country.” Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.