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Minn. Police Group Sues NFL Over No-Handgun Policy

An association representing Minnesota police officers is suing the National Football League over a policy banning handguns in stadiums unless the gun holder is providing security. The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association says this means off-duty officers can’t keep their weapons in stadiums.

02/18/2014

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Unexpected Collapse Halts Metrodome Demolition

Demolition of the Metrodome was put on hold after an unexpected collapse on Monday. Officials say a beam on the top tier of the Dome fell while crews were working on the structure yesterday afternoon.

02/18/2014

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Demolition Crews Begin Tearing Down Metrodome Walls

It’s a milestone week in the demolition of the Metrodome, with crews starting to knock holes in the exterior walls, starting with the northeast corner.

02/12/2014

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From Dome To Duffel: Minn. Man Makes Use Of Metrodome’s Roof

At Target Field or the Xcel Energy Center, Jim Cunningham is always in on the action. He’s been with the Wild since they began and the Twins even longer — 18 years — as a Game Host, entertaining fans and leading contest giveaways.

02/03/2014

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Metrodome Roof Structure Demolished With Blasts

It’s another milestone in the demolition of the Metrodome. On Sunday, the cables that supported the facility’s famous roof were severed as construction crews set off about a dozen explosive charges.

02/02/2014

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Metrodome Seats To Find New Purpose At HS Stadium

The Metrodome is now just an active deconstruction site. The dome deflated on Saturday morning, and pieces are being quickly disassembled to make way for the new Vikings stadium.

01/22/2014

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Workers Complete Deflation Of Metrodome Roof

It’s a bittersweet day for Minnesota Vikings fans as we say goodbye to the Metrodome for good. It was deflation day for the Metrodome’s Teflon roof, and until early Saturday morning there was doubt weather conditions would allow construction crews to get it done.

01/18/2014

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Minn. Fans Talk On Imminent Dome Deflation

Love it or hate it, the white-domed roof is soon to be gone. By Saturday night, the teflon bubble that’s been a part of the Twin Cities skyline for more than 30 years will likely be gone.

01/17/2014

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Twins Blog: TwinsFest To Sell Memorabilia From Soon-To-Be-Deflated Dome

As the Metrodome prepares to be deflated, a lot of people are reflecting back on their time spent inside the stadium. The Dome was home to the Minnesota Vikings and Twins. Even though they moved out four years ago, the Twins have cleaned out their Target Field closets and found lots of unique memorabilia. Many items came from their hold home, the Metrodome.

01/17/2014

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News Click: Metro Dome

01/17/2014

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Vikings Fans Gather For ‘Dome-O Arigato, Dome’ Saturday

Minnesota Vikings fans will celebrate anything, from a big win to a new coach. On Saturday, purple-clad faithful will gather at Hubert’s across the street from the Metrodome, as its iconic white roof is deflated. The event, coined “Dome-O Arigato,” which in Japanese means “thanks a lot,” will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

01/17/2014

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Twins Blog: My Final Metrodome Memory

When one stadium goes up, another one must come down. That’s what happening right now in downtown Minneapolis. On Saturday, the Metrodome will go flat. It’s a speedy demolition process to make way for the new billion dollar Vikings stadium. Crews broke ground more than a month ago and the time has come to clear out the building for the next phase.

01/14/2014

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Season Ticket Holders Wait In Long Lines For Metrodome Seats

They’re the seats that meant so much, for so many years. Monday, season ticket holders had to wait a little longer to call them their own.

01/13/2014

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‘Viking World Order’ Keep The Faith

The Vikings wrap up the season with a less-than-stellar outcome. Their 5-10-1 record cost coach Leslie Frazier his job. It’s the type of showing that makes many Minnesotans lose faith in the purple and gold. But there’s one group of fans out there who pledge lifelong loyalty to the team. They call themselves the “Viking World Order.”

12/30/2013

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Metrodome Seats Coming Out

Bolt by bolt, each chair is being removed from the Metrodome. So far, more than 3,000 seats have been sold to individuals, with more than 900 purchased by nonprofits.

12/30/2013

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