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GOP drops its last-minute Vikings stadium plan

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -

Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem said Thursday that a Republican-led Vikings stadium proposal has been separated from an end-of-session bonding bill.

Senjem said the method of financing a stadium is running into snags, with complications related to using state bonds to bankroll the project.

The senator said lawmakers are now looking at user fees on items like tickets, merchandise and concessions to pay for the stadium, possibly with a gambling expansion.

Republicans were set to speak with the media at 11:30 a.m.

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Information from the Associated Press was used in this report

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