Dayton calls for leadership on the Vikings Stadium legislation

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As the Vikings stadium bill stalled in committee Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Mark Dayton expressed concern about the lack of progress being made in the legislature.

In a press conference video on the Star Tribune, Dayton said the stadium will not be successful without the support from both parties and that they must "work cooperatively together to make things happen."

Dayton had previously sent a letter to legislative members expressing his support when speculation arose that the bill may not have enough votes in the Local Elections and Government Committee, that decided against a vote on the bill on Wednesday.

Dayton said the timeline for the bill is Friday, but it may need to be adjusted.

Legislative leadership and involvement is important, Dayton said, but he also said the Minneapolis City Council needs a definite position on the stadium. He said seven council members need to sign a letter to the Legislature to show support of the project.

Dayton said he'd invite and discuss the project with House and Senate leaders "as soon as possible," to get their opinions.

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