Charley Walters in the Pioneer Press writes that Zygi Wilf is expected in town, possibly as early as Tuesday, and an anonymous insider says the team owner might be on the verge of approving a plan to build the new stadium on the site of the current Metrodome.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 25
The test positivity rate has dropped for the first time since before Christmas.
Charges: Daughter admits to squeezing mom 'like a python,' killing her
She is charged with murder in her mom's death.
Video: Man harasses Jimmy John's workers, wishes death on them over mask mandate
"When are you going to start using that brain inside of your head," the man asks.
Michigan writer: 'Don't count out the Vikings' on Jim Harbaugh
Are the Vikings a dark horse to hire Michigan's head coach?
St. Louis Park PD release photos of vehicle involved in shooting on I-394
A man was shot multiple times as he drove down I-394 last week.
Perfect 10: Gophers gymnasts make history with two perfect scores
Mya Hooten and Ona Loper were literally perfect on Monday night.
Authorities now looking into MN lawmaker's report of assault
Video shows Rep. Nolan West being grabbed and pushed out of a public event.
COVID treatments: Essentia Health to help test 3 existing meds
The clinical trial includes the much-discussed drug ivermectin.
Suspect crashes into Minneapolis snow plow, fires shots at plow driver
The plow driver was pulled to the side of the road when the incident happened.
Dayton hopes to convince Wilfs Metrodome site can work for Vikes
Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf will sit down for a summit meeting Wednesday with Gov. Dayton, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, and other key players in the stadium discussion. To date, the Wilfs have turned up their nose at the idea of building a new stadium on the site of the Metrodome -- they prefer a roomier spot in Arden Hills. But Dayton and Friends will try to get them to change their thinking.
Gov. Dayton says Metrodome is only suitable site for Vikings stadium
Governor Mark Dayton informed the Minnesota Vikings on Monday that if they want a stadium plan approved this year, it will have to be built on the current Metrodome site. Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf are scheduled to meet with Dayton on Wednesday. Lester Bagley, Vice President of Public Affairs and Stadium Development, says the Wilfs are "extremely frustrated with the situation."
Vikings owner emerges from meeting 'optimistic' about Metrodome site
Leaving a three-hour meeting with key lawmakers at the Capitol on Wednesday, Zygi Wilf told reporters he's "optimistic" that a new stadium can be built in Minneapolis where the Metrodome now sits. But Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said the city wouldn't kick in money toward the facility unless the deal includes some financial relief for Target Center.
Zygi Wilf: 'We're here to stay'
Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf were elated after the stadium bill passed through the House and Senate on Thursday. "We're here to stay" Zygi Wilf said at a press conference celebrating the stadium. Mark Wilf added that the stadium "will be first class and special, and something that all Minnesotans can be truly proud of.”
Wilf: Metrodome site would come with $67 million in hidden costs
In a letter to Minneapolis city officials, Vikings team owner Zygi Wilf outlined "three areas of concern" that he says would substantially raise the cost of revamping the Metrodome site for a new stadium. Wilf says TCF Bank Stadium, which would host the team during construction, would require upgrades and limit team revenue, and he says the Dome site would require additional parking.
Wilf calls Minneapolis stadium support 'signficant'
Speaking at the NFL owners' meeting in Florida, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says Minneapolis officials support for the stadium at the Metrodome site is encouraging. But he's not nearly ready to declare victory.
Dayton, Wilfs hold private meeting to discuss stadium
Just a day after Gov. Dayton said the Metrodome site is the "only viable option" if the team wants a deal in 2012, key lawmakers including the mayor of Minneapolis and others are huddled at the Capitol.
You Can Get BMTN Special Offers!