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Cost of Target Center renovation drops dramatically

Renovating the 22-year-old Target Center, home of the Minnesota Timberwolves, has been a controversial piece of the deal to construct a new Vikings stadium, but the estimated cost of the project hasn't been easy to pin down. It was about $150 million last year, but now it's down to $100 million, it was revealed Thursday night at the first meeting of a panel charged with overseeing the renovation, the Star Tribune reports. Why? Answers have been vague.
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Renovating the 22-year-old Target Center, home of the Minnesota Timberwolves, has been a controversial piece of the deal to construct a new Vikings stadium, but the estimated cost of the project hasn't been easy to pin down. It was about $150 million last year, but now it's down to $100 million, it was revealed Thursday night at the first meeting of a panel charged with overseeing the renovation, the Star Tribune reports. Why? Answers have been vague.

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