4 area lawmakers oppose Vikings stadium

Action by the Minnesota State Legislature last week to approve a new Vikings stadium did not garner support from any of the four lawmakers who represent the Forest Lake area. State Sen. Ray Vandeveer, R-Forest Lake, Rep. Bob Dettmer, R-Forest Lake, Sen. Sean Nienow, R-Cambridge, and Rep. Bob Barrett, R-Lindstrom, all voted against passage of the respective Senate and House bills and the final bill that emerged from conference committee. The Vikings stadium bill was signed into law on Monday by Gov. Mark Dayton and now awaits final approval from the Minneapolis City Council.