Vikings, city and state to negotiate for days

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials say talks continue on a new Minnesota Vikings stadium proposal.

Gov. Mark Dayton and representatives of Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and the Vikings said Friday that an agreement has not been reached on a new stadium in Minneapolis.

Dayton said on Twin Cities Public Television’s “Almanac” he hopes a tentative agreement will emerge that can be taken to the Minneapolis City Council and the state Legislature.

Rybak spokesman John Stiles says the city, the state and the team will be negotiating through the weekend.

The Vikings have sought a replacement to the Metrodome for nearly a decade. The Vikings’ request has taken on new urgency in recent months because their lease has expired.

Recent stadium negotiations have focused on a new facility on or next to the Metrodome site.