Vikings' stadium sales tax won't be on ballot

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A proposed local sales tax hike that could have delayed a new Vikings stadium won't go to voters.

A Ramsey County on Tuesday rejected a countywide vote next year on a proposed sales tax hike to help build a new Vikings stadium. That clears an obstacle for supporters of the Vikings' plan for a $1 billion stadium in Arden Hills.

The Vikings had complained that putting the half-cent tax hike before voters was likely to sink the project and threaten the team's future in Minnesota.