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Vikings owners extremely frustrated

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A spokesman for the Minnesota Vikings says the team's owners are extremely frustrated with word from the Capitol that their only option for a new football stadium is rebuilding where the Metrodome now stands.

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Vikings vice president Lester Bagley said Tuesday that team officials are eager to hear the rationale offered by Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative stadium supporters for insisting on a Metrodome site that's the team's least favored of three options. Team owners and executives are meeting with Dayton and lawmakers Wednesday.

The Vikings prefer a suburban stadium in Ramsey County but had also warmed up to a Minneapolis site on the other side of downtown from the Metrodome. Dayton is now saying both those options are politically unworkable.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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