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It was described as a stadium blitz. The series of high-profile meetings called by Gov. Mark Dayton last week to see if there’s a solution to the Vikings stadium question certainly put the long-standing issue on the front burner.

The reason for the urgency is that the Vikings’ lease with the Metrodome expires this year. But is there enough time to meet the governor’s deadline for a decision by Thanksgiving?

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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