Dayton: no local, state taxes for Vikes stadium



ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders say the Minnesota Vikings and their supporters should find a way to pay for a new stadium that doesn’t include a tax increase.

That leaves a large hole in the current proposal for a $1.1 billion stadium in suburban Ramsey County.

A joint statement from Dayton and leading lawmakers said there’s too little support in the Legislature to exempt any proposed tax increase from a public vote. Without an exemption from the Legislature, a public vote would likely be held in November 2012.

A Vikings spokesman said a team official would comment on the latest development later Monday afternoon.