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Vikings VP: Lawmakers could sink deal

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)

A Minnesota Vikings executive says state lawmakers could sink a stadium deal by making it too hard on the club.

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Team vice president Lester Bagley made the comments in an interview on 1500 ESPN on Tuesday as the Senate prepared to vote on a stadium financing proposal.

A day earlier, House members approved a stadium deal but added $105 million to the team's share.

Bagley says stadium opponents will do all they can to derail the deal.

He points to a Twins ballpark bill that cleared the Legislature in 2002, only to fall apart. It took the team another four years to win legislative support for a workable bill.

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