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While I hate to get all political on a sports blog, this bill passing in the council went against a 15-year-old law that requires voters to approve any plan on a stadium where the city pays more than $10 million, which is a pretty big deal. Several opponents to passing the bill said doing this completely removed citizens from important decisions regarding their city. And since a phone survey (not the most accurate by a long shot, but a good benchmark) found that a little over half of the Minneapolis residents opposed a new stadium. Maybe it should have been put to a vote.