Taxpayer league sues St. Paul to stop construction of new Saints ballpark

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota is suing to stop construction of the new St. Paul Saints stadium in Lowertown. In its suit filed Friday in Ramsey County District Court, the taxpayer league claims the city of St. Paul violated competitive bidding laws when it awarded the design-build contract for the new stadium to Ryan Cos.
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The city of St. Paul is being accused by the Taxpayers League of Minnesota and a Republican activist of violating competitive bidding laws when it awarded the design-build contract for the new St. Paul Saints stadium to Ryan Cos., the Pioneer Press reported.

In a lawsuit filed Friday in Ramsey County District Court, the taxpayer's league is suing to stop construction of the new Lowertown ballpark before it even begins.

Gov. Mark Dayton announced last month that the Saints would get $25 million in state grant money to help fund the $54 million needed to build the new stadium.

City officials said bidding wasn't needed for the project since the project is being built under the same legislation that established Target Field, the Pioneer Press reported.

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