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 No state general fund dollars would be used by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Now it’s up to the Legislature. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota Vikings’ Mark and Zygi Wilf, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and others on Thursday, March 1 presented a long-awaited Vikings’ stadium proposal t...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter Area Republican lawmakers look to the use of state revenue bonds and incentives to business to build a new Vikings’ stadium. Sen. Roger Chamberlain, R-Lino Lakes, proposes the use of user fees to bond for $300 million — the exact bonding amount is negotiable, h...Read More
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Jan. 12 is new deadline for Minneapolis, Ramsey County by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday, Jan. 5 sent letters to Ramsey County and city of Minneapolis officials urging them to submit their Vikings’ stadium proposals no later 5 p.m. next Thursday, Jan. 12. Dayton is ho...Read More
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bu T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter Competing tribal gaming interests surfaced during a Minnesota Senate hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 6 devoted to examining Vikings’ stadium financial issues. White Earth Tribal officials appeared before the joint Senate committee, offering to build a casino at the Arde...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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Time to stop playing games, governor says by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter A feisty Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton urged state lawmakers on Tuesday, Nov. 8 to “stop playing games” and act on a Vikings’ stadium. “Come on. What are we doing here?” asked Dayton  at a Capitol press conference....Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter Chances of a special legislative session devoted to the Vikings’ stadium may be gone. Republican legislative leaders today on Wednesday, Nov. 2 left Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s office after an hour’s meeting complaining about the lack of a stadium plan, and...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday, Nov. 1 issued a statement regarding the Vikings’ stadium in which he said Republican and Democratic legislative leaders have indicated to him that there is not enough support in their respective caucuses to exempt either th...Read More
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by T. W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter A potential major funding stream for a new Vikings’ stadium dried up Tuesday, Nov. 1 with news that legislative leaders believe the only way the Republican-controlled Legislature would approve a local sales tax increase provision for a stadium is if voters first...Read More
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