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Vikings "assessing options" with no special legislative session in sight


MINNEAPOLIS (KTTC/AP) -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says a special legislative session for a new Vikings stadium is "not ready to be considered at this point."

Dayton spoke Tuesday at a news conference at the Capitol in St. Paul to discuss the state shutdown and budget resolution.

He says he takes calling a special session "very seriously" that would require "circumstances that compel it."

The Vikings formed a partnership with Ramsey County officials to build a new suburban stadium on an old army ammunitions site, but they're seeking state help to cover the entire cost of the $1.1 billion project.

Vikings vice president for public affairs and stadium development Lester Bagley says the team is "assessing" options. He declined to elaborate.

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