Most Minnesota schools will welcome students back on Tuesday, and keeping kids safe while they’re there is a top priority. After a gunman stormed an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and killed 26 people, some Minnesota schools made changes. This fall, at least five school districts in our state will vote on safety referendums.
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.
Gov. Mark Datyon and legislative leaders said there is no support for a sales tax increase to fund the stadium unless voters have their say in a referendum.
One of the hot topics at the Minnesota State Fair and all over the state is the future of the Vikings and where they will play after this season.
The Ramsey County Charter Commission is on record opposing any attempt to circumvent the referendum process and legislatively impose a countywide 0.5 percent sales tax to raise money for a new Minnesota Vikings Stadium in Arden Hills.