A vote on the future of a new billion-dollar Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis will be put to a vote today in the Minnesota House. Supporters say a three-day lobbying effort by the team, Gov. Mark Dayton, labor groups and fans may have pushed the deal to the verge of approval.
If you want to keep tabs on the action, Bob Collins will be live-blogging the stadium debate on the House floor. It will be posted here.
In this photo taken by reporter Tim Nelson, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation President Bill McCathy, State Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, and Harry Melander of the Minnesota State Building & Construction Trades Council, listened to Gov. Mark Dayton speak to a labor rally in Minneapolis yetserday. He asked attendees to contact their legislators and express support for a new Vikings stadium.
Reporters Tom Scheck and Tim Nelson will also be tweeting updates — you can follow them @tomscheck and @timnelson_mpr