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Capitol chatter: Vikings say seat licenses were part of the deal

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The Minnesota Vikings say Governor Mark Dayton and others are jumping the gun in criticizing the idea of selling pricey seats to some season-ticket holders.

In strong language, Dayton wrote to Vikings owners complaining about their interest in selling high-priced seat licenses to raise money that would count toward the team's contribution to a new, nearly $1 billion stadium. He said he wanted a "people's stadium," not "a rich people's stadium."

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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.
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