There’s nothing like a black limousine parked outside the Capitol to spark a little curiosity.
On Tuesday, Capitol visitors couldn’t help but notice a Lincoln limousine with an NFL sign in the window. Inside the Capitol, league officials were meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton about a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.
Dayton announced Monday he hopes to call a special session in late November to approve a new stadium.
Tuesday evening, NFL officials complained about the characterization of the car.
"It was a regular car, not a limo," NFL VP Brian McCarthy wrote in an e-mail to the Star Tribune.
The license plate in the picture show it is registered as a limousine.
According to Minnesota Driver and Vehicle services, a limousine is defined as "an unmarked luxury passenger automobile that is not a van or station wagon and has a seating capacity of not more than 12 persons, excluding the driver."
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