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Video Q&A: Lawmaker wants more transparency in Vikings deal

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As questions have grown about the finances of the Vikings owners, so have doubts about what the team really stands to pay for its share of the new $1 billion stadium in Minneapolis.

State Rep. Bob Barrett, a two-term Republican from Lindstrom, says he thinks taxpayers and fans ought to know more about just how the deal works, and how much the team is really paying out of pocket. He wants the state to lift the seal the stadium law put on a key factor in stadium financing: naming rights -- and perhaps make the Vikings pay more.

Here's a conversation with Rep. Barrett about the changes he'd like to see in the deal: