Mayor R.T. Rybak thinks there are just enough yes votes to get the Vikings stadium plan through the Minneapolis City Council. But he's asking residents who support it to turn up the heat on their council members. All of the council members will vote on the Vikings stadium plan Thursday as a committee, with a final vote Friday.
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Rybak touts construction jobs new Vikings stadium would bring
Union leaders joined Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak to promote a stadium project they say would create 7,500 construction jobs in the city. Rybak is still working to convince city council members to back his plan to build a new home for the Vikings.
Minneapolis council not keen on Rybak's stadium plan
Never mind the Legislature, Mayor R.T. Rybak may not be able to get his stadium proposal past Minneapolis' city council. Council members were underwhelmed by the mayor's presentation of a plan that would apply city sales tax money to a Vikings stadium once Minneapolis' convention center is paid off. A head count by the Downtown Journal finds Rybak lacks the votes to pass it right now.
Vikings, Dayton, Rybak see stadium deal ready within days
The Vikings, Gov. Dayton and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak say they are close to reaching a deal. Minnesota Public Radio reports the parties generally agree on how much each will pay but questions remain about operations and construction. Rybak has yet to secure the support of the City Council.
Mpls. city council majority opposes Rybak's plan to fund stadium
Seven of the thirteen council members say they would not support the plan to raise more than $300 million for a Vikings stadium unless it was approved by voters. Mayor R.T. Rybak says there won't be a referendum and he thinks some council members may still change their thinking.
Rybak: City council needs to express its support for Vikings stadium plan
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak says the 13-member city council should show that the city is on board with the Vikings stadium plan presented by Gov. Mark Dayton and team officials this week. One way to do that might be a non-binding resolution. A bill could surface at the legislature next week.
Rybak goes face-to-face with dozens of citizens at Vikings stadium forum
About 100 people gathered at the Lake Nokomis Community Center Tuesday night for the first of two public forums on the controversial plan to fund the proposed downtown stadium. The Star Tribune reports the number of opponents and supporters appeared to be evenly split. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will hold another forum Wednesday night.
Governor takes stadium lobbying effort to Minneapolis city council
Gov. Mark Dayton met separately with city council members Sandy Colvin Roy and Kevin Reich and says both are "willing to consider their position(s)" regarding the plan for a new Vikings stadium. Right now the plan does not seem to have support from a majority of the council. Dayton says if it did, that would help the stadium bill's prospects 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.
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