Vandeveer opposes stadium bill

If legislation for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium advances this session, it won’t be with backing from State Sen. Ray Vandeveer, R-Forest Lake. Vandeveer was one of six  members of the Senate Local Government and Elections Committee to vote no in an 8-6 vote to refer the stadium bill to the Senate Jobs and Economic Growth Committee. Sen. Roger Chamberlain, R-Lino Lakes, was also opposed. Vandeveer is chair of the Senate committee where the stadium bill has been blocked for the past month.