Minnesota Vikings

by Jim Boyle Editor The Minnesota Army National Guard and the Elk River American Legion are partners in a world-record-setting venture. The two have joined forces on the largest thank-you card. The hope is to get 257,000 signatures on this 16-by-48-foot monstrosity in time for the return of the 257th Military Police Co. out of [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter A Senate committee today (April 20) passed the first Vikings’ stadium bill in the Senate this legislative session, Sen. Julie Rosen’s bill passing the Senate Local Government and Elections Committee on an 8 to 6 vote. “I think it helped to have the (National Football League) Commissioner here,” said Rosen [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter National Football League Commissioner (NFL) Roger Goodell left a meeting with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders this morning (April 20)  at the State Capitol talking about a productive meeting and dismissing the idea his presence served a threat. “No, there was not,” Goodell said of the NFL [...]

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  by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Vikings’ stadium supporters might need something miraculous. The House Government Operations and Elections Committee Monday (April 16) voted down the Vikings’ stadium bill on a 6 to 9 vote. “This is the end of the line at this point,” said Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, House Vikings’ stadium bill [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter A Vikings’ stadium bill and means for the state to fund its share of the proposed $1 billion, so-called “People’s Stadium” in downtown Minneapolis was approved by a House committee Monday, April 2. Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, saw his stadium legislation pass the House Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee [...]

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Another twist as Gov. Dayton pushes Metrodome site by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday, Jan. 24 retraced the factors that led him to abandon the Linden Avenue site in downtown Minneapolis — the proposed Vikings stadium site he has gently leaned towards — to the conclusion the only chance of [...]

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Blaine, Anoka County officials reflect on deal with team that went south in 2006 by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter Some Anoka County and city of Blaine officials look back on the abandoned Anoka County/Vikings’ stadium proposal with a degree of satisfaction. “I think we got so much good PR out of it,” said Blaine [...]

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