The newest plan to build a home for the Minnesota Vikings comes in just under $1 billion. The Vikings will pay about half of that amount. The rest will come from Minneapolis and the state. Governor Mark Dayton says 'not a single tax dollar from the state's general fund' will go for the project. (Rendering from the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission.)
Gov. Tim Walz proposes $3.3B for aging infrastructure
Walz's borrowing plan comes days after the release of his two-year state budget proposal.
Police: Sartell fire that left man, baby dead investigated as murder-suicide
Police found a four-month-old baby inside.
Authorities seek answers after dog found shot near Garfield, Minnesota
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Woman pleads guilty to 2003 murder of her baby, found on Mississippi River shore
The baby was found nearly 20 years ago.
Murder charge unsealed in man's killing outside Brooklyn Park market in 2021
Prosecutors have not indicated a motive.
Children's Theatre Company actors lose belongings in damaging house fire
The fire broke out Tuesday morning shortly after the dryer had been started.
Biden Admin. imposes 20-year mining ban near Boundary Waters
The moratorium is the maximum the Department of the Interior can implement without congressional approval.
Police identify 2 deputies shot by suspect in Winsted, Minnesota
The BCA is still investigating the incident.
Historic St. Paul building to be removed, put in storage after public outcry
The building was set to be demolished before community members spoke out against it.
Minnesota's COVID update for the week ending Tuesday, Jan. 24
Hospitalizations dipped for a second week in a row.
X-Golf to open 'flagship' location in south Twin Cities
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Adult romance novel removed from Sartell High School book collection
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After meeting with NFL, state leaders promise one more push for stadium solution
Governor Mark Dayton and legislative leaders are up for a final push to see if they can piece together an acceptable stadium deal before the current legislative session ends. The effort comes after a meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Art Rooney, chief of the league's stadium commission.
Vikings stadium saga delayed at State Capitol
GOP leaders decided the stadium plan would not come up for a vote Saturday night. The announcement came shortly after Gov. Mark Dayton and Democratic leadership held a news conference to push the House to hold a vote on the Vikings stadium proposal. Vikings fans, sporting purple and gold, also rallied at the State Capitol Saturday.
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.
Vikings Stadium bill in the state Senate unveiled
The stadium legislation was released Friday afternoon following the agreement Gov. Mark Dayton, Minneapolis leaders and Vikings owners announced March 1. It proposes constructing a 65,000 seat roofed-stadium near the current Metrodome site for $975 million. $398 million would come from the state, funded by electronic pulltabs. Minneapolis would cover $150 million of the cost and the Vikings would pay the remaining $427 million.
Ramsey County looks for new ways to fund a Vikings stadium
Ramsey County officials are looking at new options to build a Vikings stadium. Among those options are taxes on hotels and liquor. The move comes as the team agrees to sit down again with Minneapolis officials. The Vikings say they'll work with Minneapolis to narrow down the options in that city to one site.
New NFL stadium loan program could provide financial boost to Vikings
NFL owners approved a new stadium loan program Wednesday that could provide the Vikings with a financial boost up to $200-million towards a new stadium. The loan program helps explain where some of the Vikings' $425-million contribution towards the $1.1-billion Arden Hills stadium plan could come from.
Minneapolis leaders say they have city council votes to approve stadium
Officials say they have support from a majority of the City Council, but lingering questions about financing and other issues mean the plan is still in question, Forum Communications reports. One key issue is how the state would pay its share of the cost. The current proposal would tap revenue from electronic pull-tabs and bingo, but some critics question whether that will cover the tab.
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.
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