Vikings stadium bill likely needs to include financial aid for Target Center

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak says the stadium proposal won't get past the Minneapolis city council without funding for the Target Center, and such a task has negotiators trying to find multiple ways to provide funding for the Target Center.
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Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak says the stadium proposal won't get past the Minneapolis city council without funding for the Target Center, and such a task has negotiators trying to find multiple ways to provide funding for the Target Center.

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