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Senate approves three stadium proposals


ST. PAUL -- Stadium construction proposals worth $1.2 billion Minnesota Senate won votes Tuesday, but don't plan any tailgating parties at new stadiums just yet.

In a mostly partisan debate, senators approved building a University of Minnesota football stadium on campus, then passed a second bill authorizing new a Twins ballpark and Vikings stadium. Each bill passed 34-32; Democrats mostly favored it, with Republicans against.

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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.