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The ‘editorial’ written by the ECM Publishers Editorial Board concerning the Vikings stadium is way off base. First, you say ‘hopefully, they (the legislature) can put this off until after the November elections’, as if this is what they would like to do. If this is true, then someone is trying hard NOT to do […]

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Minnesotans say they treasure the Minnesota Vikings football team, but they don’t want to help pay for a new stadium to keep them. That’s the dilemma for the Minnesota Legislature that keeps stalling, hoping they can put this decision off until after the November elections. Meanwhile, the Vikings insist they want a new $975 million […]

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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 to build a $828 million, fixed-roof stadium in downtown […]

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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, he explained — and the […]

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Costs at Metrodome site could swell by $67 million by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter Minnesota Vikings owner/president Mark Wilf sent Minneapolis city officials a letter on Monday, Jan. 9 detailing additional costs to the team stemming from a Metrodome-centered solution for a Vikings’ stadium. The letter came just days before Gov. Mark Dayton’s recently […]

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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 hoping lawmakers will speedily address […]

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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 Arden Hills Vikings’ stadium site, should that site advance. White Earth […]

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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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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. “This is about moving Minnesota […]

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