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Vikings fan Larry Spooner thanks legislators Thursday for work preparing to finance the new stadium. He often talks to legislative committees and on Thursday he received applause as he sat down at the witness stand. (Don Davis/St. Paul Bureau)

Stadium plan passes: MN Vikings, fans can finally celebrate

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The Minnesota Vikings and their fans have something to cheer about.

And they did cheer and sang "Skol, Vikings," the team's fight song, during a Thursday evening news conference celebrating legislative passage earlier in the day of a plan to build a new stadium for the Vikings and other events. It is to be open in 2016.


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