The first proposal would plant the facility in Arden Hills and significantly up the state's contribution, which would be covered at least partly through electronic bingo and pulltab machines, a plan that Vikings spokesman Lester Bagley says might be "viable." Bagley tells the Star Tribune the second proposal, which would have the team and its partners cover 80 percent of the stadium's costs, "would not allow the Vikings to be competitive."
Unleashed, off-duty police K-9 attacks boy in Isanti
The attack involved an Anoka County Sheriff's Office K-9, named Bubba.
New 'Big Brother' season includes a Minnesota attorney
Michael Bruner will compete against 15 other houseguests starting Wednesday night.
Man, 34, dies after being found unresponsive in grain bin
The incident happened in Stearns County Tuesday afternoon.
Laser pointed at plane descending into MSP Airport
Nationwide, laser pointing incidents rose 42% last year compared to 2020.
Teenage boy dead, another critical in Minneapolis shooting
The shooting happened near a residential building in the Stevens Square neighborhood Tuesday night.
Brooklyn Park teen killed in fireworks accident identified
Jack Kocur, 18, was noted as a high school baseball player and a former student at St. Alphonsus Catholic School.
Chef Justin Sutherland suffers serious injuries in boat propeller accident
A fundraising campaign has been launched for the former Iron Chef contestant.
After husband's suicide, mom killed their 3 kids and herself in Vadnais Lake
Police have identified the victims of the weekend tragedy.
Sky turns green in Sioux Falls, orange in Twin Cities
A storm system brought a spectacular light show to the Upper Midwest.
Chet Holmgren dominates in NBA Summer League debut
The No. 2 overall pick looked the part in the Thunder's win over the Jazz.
Frey: Police faced 'whack-a-mole' situation on chaotic Fourth of July
The mayor says law enforcement resources were being pulled all over the city as violent scenes unfolded.
Dayton doubts latest plan to pay for Vikings stadium
Gov. Dayton said Monday that the latest proposal to cover the state's share of a new Vikings stadium would rely on a form of illegal gambling known as tip boards. "It doesn’t strike me at first glance as a viable option," he said at a Capitol press conference.
With stadium proposals in, next move will be Dayton's
Stadium proposals landed on Mark Dayton's desk Thursday and the governor says he may pick a favorite next week. Minneapolis promised to kick in $6.5 million per year if the Vikings choose to stay in the city. Ramsey County, meanwhile, hiked its contribution to an Arden Hills site by another $75 million and boosted the total price tag over $1.1 billion by including road improvements.
Vikings reject new Ramsey County proposal
A third proposal from Ramsey County for a Vikings stadium in Arden Hills fell flat Friday. The newest proposal funded a stadium through user fees instead of county sales taxes. The Star Tribune reports that Vikings VP Lester Bagley quickly ruled it out.
Ramsey County petitions to block public funding for stadium
Ramsey County leaders hope to collect 15,000 signatures to force a referendum vote in November on whether to publicly fund a proposed Arden Hills stadium. The ad hoc group says the effort is in response to elected officials ignoring their constituents and kowtowing to Vikings ownership.
With stadium financing floundering, Ramsey County needs 'Hail Mary'
An exhausted Ramsey County commissioner tells the Pioneer Press they've "jumped every friggin' hoop there is in town" in their efforts to build a stadium in Arden Hills. Meanwhile, the possibility of building the facility across the river in Minneapolis seems to be gaining favor at the Capitol.
Minneapolis mayor announces Vikings stadium jobs plan
Mayor R.T. Rybak is set to announce details of a "workforce agreement" at a press conference Monday afternoon, WCCO reports. The latest proposal would put a new stadium on ground right next to the current Metrodome.
North suburbs' chamber of commerce calls stadium process 'unfair'
Members of the Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce wrote a letter to some key state leaders accusing them of holding the Arden Hills site to a higher standard than Minneapolis. They're also questioning why Ramsey County was not invited to tap revenue from electronic pull-tabs and entertainment taxes.
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