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.
Coller: Did the Vikings wait too long to fire Zimmer, Spielman?
This wasn’t just ugly. This was ugly, ugly.
Walz, Flanagan call on Hennepin Co. sheriff to resign
"I would say that it is time for him to resign," the Lt. Gov. said.
Months after missing deadline, Enbridge says Line 3 aquifer breach is fixed
The company told Bring Me The News it "successfully stopped the flow of groundwater" at the site.
Baby, teenager among 4 found dead along MN, Canada border
Authorities believe all four froze to death.
Former roller rink, tennis courts will become new sports hub
The Wooddale Fun Zone has been closed since spring of 2020.
Popular hibachi food truck opens second Twin Cities restaurant
The much-anticipated Daruma opens for takeout Thursday evening.
What changes are coming to the Vikings' offensive line?
Once again, Minnesota has work to do to figure out its interior spots
One of Minnesota's key COVID-19 leaders is retiring
Kris Ehresmann has given more than 30 years of her life to public health in Minnesota.
Plan to develop Orono park on hold after Daytons object
The Dayton family donated the land to the city for the park in the 1970s.
Child from Twin Cities, school staff member die from COVID
Both deaths were reported by the Minnesota Department of Health Thursday.
3 clippers will deliver snow to Minnesota through Tuesday
Clippers move through Friday night, Saturday night and again Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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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