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Zygi Wilf says his Vikings and government officials have a lot of work to do if they are to get a new stadium approved this year. With him are Ramsey County Commissioner Tony Bennett, left, and Gov. Mark Dayton following a Tuesday meetig in Dayton's office.

State sets Friday Vikings stadium deadline

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Vikings owners met with Gov. Mark Dayton, key legislators and Ramsey County officials Tuesday afternoon, coming away with one agreement: They need to write a bill by Friday.


"The end of this week is essentially the deadline," Dayton said after the 90-minute meeting.

No one in the meeting could specify details about what they accomplished today and none expressed optimism about the deal getting done.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.