The state auditor's office reiterated an earlier ruling that Stillwater city officials illegally paid tax increment money to a group that lobbies for a new St. Croix River bridge. The Ripple in Stillwater blog reports the state auditor rejects the city's argument that the $80,000 was 'pass through' money for an 'implied contract'. State officials point to earlier documentation that the city considered the payment a donation from the start, which is not allowed by state law.
Rookie kicker Carlson wins the job, Vikings release Forbath
Kai Forbath is out, paving the way for the rookie kicker from Auburn.