ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Senate has approved a plan
to build a $975 million stadium for the Vikings, another big step
toward the new facility it's chased for more than a decade.
The Senate vote Tuesday came a day after the House approved its
own stadium bill.
A conference committee will work out differences,
and the Vikings are already on record against the House version for
a $105 million hike in the amount they would pay.
version includes a smaller bump.
If both chambers pass the final product, the measure goes to
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, who has led the charge for a new
stadium for months.
The Vikings say they can't make enough money in the 30-year-old
Metrodome to compete.