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Vikings owners and politicians watch Gov. Mark Dayton sign a bill Monday authorizing a $975 million downtown Minneapolis stadium.

Dayton signs stadium bill

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ST. PAUL - Rep. Morrie Lanning summed up a stadium bill signing in three words: "We did it."

That pretty much was the attitude of a couple hundred cheering Minnesotans, many wearing Vikings' purple, in the Capitol rotunda Monday as Gov. Mark Dayton signed the $975 million stadium construction proposal.

Lanning, R-Moorhead, said hundreds of people worked on the bill and thousands of Minnesotans influenced a majority of legislators to approve it last week.

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