I was long asleep, dreaming happy dreams.
I wasn’t awake.
But others were.
From accounts on Twitter, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed the Vikings’ Stadium bill at 3:30 a.m.
That means while the rest of the state was sound asleep, our elected officials were making sure the Vikings aren’t going anywhere.
The House passed the bill 71-60.
It’s not done quite yet. It still has to pass the Senate, be signed by Gov. Dayton and go through the Minneapolis city council.
There is no way the Governor won’t sign the bill and the city claims to have the required support.
The Senate is the last hurdle to climb.
That vote is supposed to happen sometime today.
If it passes, it’s all but a guarantee the Vikings will be in Minnesota for at least the next 30 years.
It’s been a long process, and I know the politicians have taken heat for this issue.
But within the House, both representatives from the Worthington area voted for the stadium.
And for that, I’m happy.
I hope we can get their thoughts from the bill and their excitement for the new stadium.
The House adjourned for the season shortly before 4 this morning.
And I’m sure not everything went as smoothly as it could have, there is one thing for sure, our Representatives did their part by voting to keep the Vikings in Minnesota.