Republicans, who control the Minnesota Legislature, admit that they won't be making the self-imposed deadline to wrap up this legislative session by midnight, citing differences with Democrats and Gov. Mark Dayton on several issues.
GOP leaders met with Dayton and DFL leaders for about two hours on Monday afternoon. Though the discussions were described as honest and respectful, no agreements were reached.
Dayton says he still wants an up or down vote on a stadium regardless of other unresolved issues, but the top priority for republicans is still the tax bill -- and the two sides remain far apart on that issue.
Meanwhile, Vikings fans continue to make their presence known at the state Capitol. In fact, Larry Spooner has set up a tailgate by the front steps. Other fans -- dressed in purple -- are walking the halls to urge lawmakers to pass a stadium bill.
On the other side of that issue, however, opponents of the stadium plan are speaking out in protest of using taxpayer dollars to fund the project.