MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former chair of the oversight body for the Minnesota Vikings’ stadium jumped to the head of the line to buy front-row season tickets.

The Star Tribune reports that Michelle Kelm-Helgen also helped friends and family members buy the rights to nearby seats before longtime season ticket holders could claim them.

Kelm-Helgen says she never intended to go to the front of the line and would have waited until later to purchase her tickets if she had realized how early in the sales process it was.

She resigned under fire last month as chairwoman of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority amid intense criticism of her use of two publicly owned luxury suites to entertain friends, family and Democratic Party allies.

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Comments (2)
  1. Jack Hackney says:

    Well imagine that!
    The lil’ Saint of Dayton had her wrinkly little mitts in yet another cookie jar and got caught once again.
    If they dig deeper I suspect the payola from the contractors will surface in time too. Yawn …. another day in the liberal union loving ways of fleecing the taxpayers not once, not twice but thrice and more ….. Gov Mumbles, you either are totally blind yourself to loyalty or turned a blind eye. Matters not – you in the end allowed this to go on under your watch. Pathetic Gov, pathetic

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