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Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf tells reporters Thursday evening that he is optimsitic legislators will approve a new stadium before they finish work for the year next month. With him is Sen. Doug Magnus of Slayton, one of several lawmakers Wilf met Thursday to promote a stadium bill. The team owner refused to discuss specifics about the bill with reporters. Forum Communications photo by Don Davis

Vikings owner offers lawmaker comfort

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ST. PAUL -- At least one key legislator feels better about backing a new Minnesota Vikings stadium after meeting with the team owner.


"It's brought some comfort to my decision to co-author the bill," Sen. Doug Magnus, R-Slayton, said.

Owner Zygi Wilf met with Magnus and other legislators Thursday as time runs out for legislators to approve a stadium. The Legislature faces a May 23 constitutional adjournment date.

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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.