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(POLL) Are the Vikings Gone?

A stadium bill failed in a House committee on Monday.

After a Vikings stadium bill failed in a House committee on Monday—a move that leaves the plan in "peril," the Star Tribune reported—an advocacy group is urging people to contact legislators, including two from Senate District 44 that voted against the bill.

SaveTheVikes.org states that the setback could potentially send the team packing to Los Angeles. The group is asking people to contact the nine legislators in the House Government Operations and Elections Committee who voted against the plan. Senate District 44 DFLers Ryan Winkler and Steve Simon were among the "no" votes.

Winkler questioned the value of the plan for the state.

"How do we know we're getting a good deal?" he was quoted as saying by the Pioneer Press. "Are we subsidizing more than we need to?"

Winkler and Simon were among five out of the six DFLers on the committee to vote against the bill, despite support from Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton.

So what do you think—does this mean the Vikings are gone? And should the state help pay for a new stadium? Answer our poll questions and leave a comment below.

Susan Wolfe April 20, 2012 at 12:51 AM
The Vikings are a Minnesota institution. I can't even imagine what it would be like without them. And just the loss of tax revenue will impact the state greatly. The house and senate are totally ineffective and non-professional and are an embarassment to the State.

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