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Kurt Zellers

Downtown East

Talking Points: Key Players Say ‘It’s Now Or Never’ For Stadium Bill

According to the Minnesota Vikings, this week is do or die as far as getting a new stadium bill passed.

04/22/2012

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Dayton, Bagley And Zellers Weigh In On Vikings Stadium

There’s a lot of drama surrounding a potential Vikings stadium — and the future of Minnesota’s NFL team.

04/22/2012

Downtown East

House Committee Questions Vikings Stadium Proposal

The Minnesota Vikings faced a high hurdle Monday in the bid for a taxpayer subsidy to build a new football stadium, as members of a state House committee raised questions and criticism about the plan.

04/16/2012

Downtown East

Stadium Bill Faces Resistance In House Committee

State lawmakers will have to hit the ground running to end this session on the proposed end time. Another House committee will take up the Vikings Stadium bill at 6 p.m. Monday.

04/16/2012

Downtown East

White Earth Band Steps Into Vikings Stadium Sweepstakes

A Minnesota Indian tribe upped the ante for a new Vikings stadium on Thursday. But the offer to help comes as lawmakers are leaving the Capitol for a long break with the stadium deal in limbo.

04/05/2012

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Zellers Calls Deadline Least Of Stadium Bill Snags

House Speaker Kurt Zellers says blowing past a Friday legislative deadline should not be the main concern for supporters of the Vikings stadium bill.

03/16/2012

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Reality Check: Pull Tabs Equal Money For Stadium

Stadium supporters promise a windfall from electronic pull tabs and bingo, but there’s not a lot of evidence to support that.

03/02/2012

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Vikings Stadium Bill Far From A Done Deal

The bill will likely go to lawmakers next week. It puts the new stadium in the same space as the Metrodome. Governor Mark Dayton called it “The People’s Stadium” on Thursday.

03/01/2012

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Minn. House Passes Sex Offender Notification Bill 127-1

After a Ramsey County judicial panel gave the green light for Clarence Opheim’s release into a neighborhood halfway house, state lawmakers’ phone lines lit up.

02/20/2012

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Minn. Gov. Dayton Vetoes Lawsuit Reform Bills

Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed four Republican-sponsored bills Friday that made major changes to the state’s civil legal system, describing the legislation as the product of special interest groups and again criticizing legislative Republicans, saying they’re “too extreme to lead.”

02/10/2012

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Minn. House Speaker To Back Romney

Minnesota’s House speaker endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney days ahead of the state’s political caucuses where the former Massachusetts governor is aiming to duplicate his 2008 win.

02/03/2012

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Minn. Lawmakers Return With Hopes Of A Quick Exit

A modest surplus means Minnesota lawmakers don’t have to tinker with the state budget.

01/20/2012

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Basilica Leaders Talk With Dayton On Stadium Plans

Gov. Mark Dayton took a private meeting Friday with church leaders at the Basilica of St. Mary to discuss their concerns over one potential site for a new Vikings stadium.

01/20/2012

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Firing Of Environmental Panel Director Suspended

The executive director of a Minnesota commission that assigns lottery money to environmental projects is no longer being fired.

01/08/2012

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Contender For Minn. GOP Boss Arrested Over Car Tax

A Minnesota business executive vying to be the state Republican Party chairman said Friday he is reevaluating his bid for the post after an arrest on a charge of evading motor vehicle registration taxes.

12/16/2011

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