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Sens. Bill Ingebrigtsen of Alexandria, left, and Roger Reinert of Duluth talked before a conference committee meeting early Thursday that approved a Vikings stadium bill. (Photo by Don Davis)

Vikings stadium: cheers or jeers?

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Is the breakthrough to build a $975 million Viking stadium a huge victory or a costly boondoggle?

It all depends on how you feel about the Minnesota Vikings, state funding and gambling.

On Monday, Governor Mark Dayton signed the proposal. Only one hurdle remains - approval from the Minneapolis City Council, a probable, but not guaranteed action.

The House approved the stadium bill 71-60 early Thursday and the Senate followed suit with a 36-30 vote.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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