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Minnesota Vikings Stadium: First Stadium Bill Introduced To Legislature

And, according to WCCO-TV political reporter Pat Kessler, it's for. . .the Arden Hills site?

Well, can honestly say I didn't see that coming. I just assumed that the only bill that would actually be introduced would be the final one for the site adjacent to the Metrodome that we've been hearing a lot about over the past few days. But we've gotten something for Arden Hills in first.

Apparently this particular stadium proposal is funded by electronic pull tabs and bingo, among other things. If you'd like to read the entire bill. . .you know, if you have about eight hours to kill and/or a significant case of insomnia. . .you can find it all right here.

I don't expect this one to have a whole lot of chance of really getting anywhere, but I do find it kind of strange that a site that I, personally, thought was dead in the water is getting the first crack at the legislature.

(Hat tip to the Minnesota Vikings Fan Page for putting this out there on the Twitter first.)