― The state Senate plans to vote today on a competing financing proposal for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium. Passage of the bill today would put the team closer than ever to replacing the aging Metro dome. ∙ If the Senate passes its version of the bill, it will be moved to a Senate-House conference committee. There the bill would be combined into one proposal that would need passage from each legislative body before being sent to Governor Mark Dayton. ∙ After a year of planning and [...].