Ted Mondale says new legislation would seek to nullify a city charter provision that requires voter approval before spending more than $10 million of city money on a sports facility, the Star Tribune reports. The newspaper says lawyers behind the stadium effort are also trying to find ways around a charter rule that requires nine City Council voters to sell city land.
UPDATE: Body found in vehicle trunk in Mound is that of a boy
Police say two people are in custody.
Brave New Workshop cancels shows due to COVID-19 cases
The shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.
Body of missing U of M student found in Mississippi River
Austin Retterath was last seen alive in the morning hours of May 8.
Summer mural events to bring together community, shine light on MN artists
The 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival will take place this weekend in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone, with ensuing events happening this summer.
Gallery: Remodeled lakeside home in Prior Lake on market for $2.8M
It offers privacy at the end of a dead-end road fronting onto Lower Prior Lake.
Carjacking outside ice arena in Golden Valley under investigation
Golden Valley PD confirmed it received a report of a carjacking Monday evening.
Signs that MN Legislature could move to loosen liquor laws
A provision was approved by a legislature committee on Thursday but still awaits a final decision from the House and Senate.
U.S. Bank Stadium looking to hire 400 part-time workers
A hiring fair will be held for the positions.
Weekend closures on I-35W in Minneapolis, Hwy. 77 in Bloomington
Construction season is here.
Officials looking for man last seen leaving Hudson home
David Mckay, 67, was last seen in Hudson Thursday morning.
'Hyper-contagious' BA.4, BA.5 COVID variants confirmed in MN
Omicron continues to evolve into a more transmissible virus.
Will Legislature step on Minneapolis charter with stadium bill? Wouldn't be the first time
The Vikings stadium bill that's pending at the Capitol would override Minneapolis' charter by directing city sales taxes to a stadium without a public referendum. But overruling city charters is nothing new for the Legislature. Both sides say it happens all the time.
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.
Letter shows Minneapolis City Council support for Vikings stadium legislation
The Pioneer Press obtained a draft letter to Gov. Mark Dayton and the stadium bill sponsors. The letter expresses majority support for the plan although there's no indication the letter was delivered. The letter says "we stand ready to be the local partner for a stadium solution." It also reinforces the requirement for Target Center improvements. Stadium legislation stalled in part because city officials balked at the plan.
Vikings stadium backers say deal coming this morning
The long-awaited stadium agreement would reportedly put the Vikings new home on the eastern edge of the current Metrodome site. It also would separate stadium funding from a renovation of Target Center.
Report: Negotiators accelerate plans for new Vikings stadium in Minneapolis
Ted Mondale told the Star Tribune the latest fast-moving proposal would keep the Vikings at the Metrodome through 2015. Once a new stadium next-door is 75 percent complete, the Vikings would only have to play a few games at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank stadium. Mondale told the newspaper, "I would think 2016 would be the 'go live' year."
Vikings stadium foes left with few options
The Minneapolis City Council remains the last significant hurdle to the $975 million, 65,000-seat Vikings stadium approved by the Legislature, and the panel is expected to approve it this week. Foes note that the Minneapolis City Charter prevents the city from devoting more than $10 million to financing pro sports stadiums without a public referendum. But that is not a showstopper, the city attorney says.
Key lawmaker calls Minneapolis stadium plan inadequate
The lead author of stadium legislation in the Minnesota House complains that Minneapolis' site proposal has not been vetted and that the city's plan is "quite inadequate." Rep. Morrie Lanning's comments are contrary to the upbeat remarks of his Senate counterpart, Julie Rosen, who said this week the Minneapolis plan is gaining strength.
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.
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