Minneapolis City Council
With a less than a week left in the session, the clock is running out for lawmakers to push the Vikings stadium bill through.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced Monday morning that the majority of the Minneapolis City Council now supports building a new stadium for the Vikings.
This week the Minnesota Vikings will be taking their stadium proposal to the legislature for hearings.
They’ve come up with plans to build a new Viking stadium. But leaders from the Vikings, Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota need to sell their new stadium 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.
The Minneapolis City Council got an update on the Sabo Pedestrian Bridge Tuesday morning, which revealed cracking was found in certain areas.
A vote is by no means a certainty, but right now it looks like any vote that will happen in the legislature for a Vikings stadium would be for a stadium located on, or right next to, the current Metrodome site.
There was strong opposition to a Vikings stadium Thursday in a place the Vikings can least afford it. The Minneapolis City Council is opposing a stadium deal without a public referendum.
The Minneapolis mayor updated the city council on Thursday about what’s happening with the Minnesota Vikings stadium issue.
As the city of Minneapolis tries to balance its books, the fire department is trying to balance out crews. Last month, budget woes forced the department to layoff six firefighters.
The vote to limit noise on outdoor bar and restaurant patios in Minneapolis has been postponed.