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Stadium Bill Defeated In Committee
Move Appears To Kill Issue In Legislature

ST. PAUL, 1:35 p.m. February 18, 1998 -- The Minnesota Twins ballpark plans have suffered what looks like a final defeat at the Legislature.

A House committee today canceled a hearing on a stadium bill after the author withdrew the measure for lack of support.

The move appears to kill the stadium effort for this session.

The plan would have paid for a stadium with team rent, lottery proceeds, a game-day parking tax, and a player income surcharge.

Twins owner Carl Pohlad has been negotiating to sell the team to a North Carolina businessman.

However, a lobbyist fighting taxpayer subsidies for the project says he thinks the issue will be back before lawmakers next year.