Michele Kelm-Helgen

First Operable Door Delivered To U.S. Bank StadiumThe first operable door was delivered to the new Vikings stadium Friday morning. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority said that the largest of the stadium's five operable doors was delivered at 7 a.m.
Ex-Rep. Sertich Named To Panel Overseeing Vikings StadiumFormer House Majority Leader Tony Sertich has gained a spot on the commission overseeing construction of the new $1 billion Vikings stadium in Minneapolis. Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday picked Sertich to replace Duane Benson, who resigned after clashing with Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen.
Will Downtown East Flourish From $1B Vikings Stadium?U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is just one year away from completion. And supporters of the $1 billion Minnesota Vikings stadium made a lot of development promises to get it built. But did they deliver?
Vikings Stadium Board Treasurer Duane Benson ResignsTreasurer of the Viking stadium board, Duane Benson, has resigned, according to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. Benson announced his resignation at the end of a regularly scheduled meeting Friday.
Vikings Stadium: Roof Truss Connected, Last Concrete PouredConstruction of the new Vikings stadium hit several key milestones this week. With just over a year to go before construction is completed, several new features are starting to take shape. The roof truss that will support the entire roof of the stadium has been connected.
Trio Of Major Events Brings Sports Debate Back To CapitolA trifecta of major sporting events — the Ryder Cup, the Final Four and the biggest prize of all, a Super Bowl — are headed to Minnesota in coming years, all of them certain to shower the state with global attention and pull in tens of thousands of visitors.
Minneapolis Makes Final Bid For Final FourMinneapolis made its final pitch Tuesday to host an upcoming NCAA Final Four. The steering committee for Minneapolis' bid made a one-hour presentation to the NCAA men's basketball committee in Indianapolis. Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen told the Star Tribune the group's presentation "went off flawlessly."
Reality Check: The Cost Of The Mpls. Super BowlMinnesota's 2018 Super Bowl bid committee promised more than a great party. The state pledged to pick up a super tab, too. We may never know all of the details about Minnesota's Super Bowl bid. Under state law, it's private.
Minneapolis Super Bowl May Seek More Tax BreaksGov. Mark Dayton and other officials said Wednesday that they'll probably ask the Legislature for more tax breaks to sweeten the 2018 Super Bowl for fans now that the NFL has awarded the big game to Minneapolis.
Vikes Stadium Created With Super Bowl In MindConstruction on the future Vikings stadium may be still in its infancy, but Stadium Project Director Allen Troshinsky says he and his crew have a new reason to be proud of their work. "It's just peaking above the street level now, so passersbys are able to see some of the progress," Troshinsky said.
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Good Question: What's Happening To All Of That Metrodome Debris?If the Metrodome's demolition was like a Vikings football game, we'd be in the final few minutes of the last quarter. Anyone who has driven by the facility over the past few weeks has likely noticed the demolition is almost complete. "All we have left is to clear the site of the rubble," said Michele Kelm-Helgen, Chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.