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Downtown East

Vikings’ Stadium Could Be Lawmaker’s Legacy

Retiring lawmaker Morrie Lanning insists that his controversial and successful campaign to help finance a $975 million Minnesota Vikings stadium did not drive him from a 39-year-career in public service. But he says his reputation as a diplomatic leader was never more tested.

06/10/2012

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New Authority To Oversee Minn. Vikings Stadium

Their job will be to keep construction of a $975 million Minnesota Vikings stadium on budget. They will hammer out details of a 30-year lease binding the team to Minnesota for another generation and turn the lights on in a new arena as it hosts everything from high school sports tournaments to monster truck jams.

05/27/2012

Downtown East

City Council’s Final Vote In Favor Of Stadium, 7-6

A decade-long battle for a new Vikings stadium ended with a 7-6 vote on Friday, the same split as approved the plan in subcommittee form on Thursday afternoon.

05/25/2012

Downtown East

Minneapolis City Council Debate Vikings Stadium Deal

It’s not over until it’s over when it comes to the Vikings Stadium.

05/21/2012

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Dayton Signs $975M Vikings Stadium Bill

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill to build a nearly $1 billion stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.

05/14/2012

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Talking Points: Stadium Deal Not Done Yet

If you think the Vikings Stadium is a done deal, think again.

05/13/2012

Minnesota lawmakers, highlighted by Gov. Mark Dayton and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, teamed up with Vikings star defensive end Jared Allen on Saturday at the Mall of America to rally superfans in an effort to get the stadium bill signed.

Dayton To Sign Vikings Stadium Bill On Monday

Tomorrow will be another big day at the Capitol for Vikings fans — as Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signs the stadium bill into law.

05/13/2012

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Zygi, Vikings Finally Have A Home Of Their Own

Zygi Wilf’s patience finally paid off, for himself and the Minnesota Vikings.

05/10/2012

Downtown East

Construction Workers Confident Vikes’ Stadium Will Bring More Jobs

Not only Vikings fans are encouraged by the Minnesota Senate’s late night approval of a new Viking’s Stadium.

05/09/2012

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Lost In The Shuffle Of Stadium Debate: Homelessness

Lost in the shuffle of the stadium debate is another bill dealing with a serious problem in Minnesota: homelessness.

05/09/2012

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Talking Points: Dicey Political Landscape Over Vikes Stadium

Among the more controversial statements on the stadium all week was one made by House Speaker Kurt Zellers on KFAN radio where he said he hoped the stadium bill passed but he planned to vote against it.

05/06/2012

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On Eve Of Vote, Union Rallies In Support Of Vikes Stadium

Minnesota Vikings stadium enthusiasts are calling Monday’s vote “Game Day For Jobs.”

05/06/2012

Downtown East

Preview: Vikes Stadium Goes To A Vote Monday

Monday is game day for lawmakers — that’s when the House will vote on whether to help fund a new $975 million Minnesota Vikings stadium. Both sides of the issue weigh in.

05/06/2012

Minnesota lawmakers, highlighted by Gov. Mark Dayton and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, teamed up with Vikings star defensive end Jared Allen on Saturday at the Mall of America to rally superfans in an effort to get the stadium bill signed.

State Leaders, Vikings Hold Rally At MOA Days Before House Stadium Vote

It’s a fourth-and-long situation just two days before a Minnesota House vote on a new stadium agreement.

05/05/2012

Downtown East

Mondale Hopeful On Stadium Despite GOP’s Dismay Over Veto

Feelings at the State Capitol are a little raw these days, with some republicans very upset with the Governor’s veto of the tax bill.

05/04/2012

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State Leaders Negotiate Session Conclusion

On Tuesday’s Morning Take with  Blois Olson, most of the discussion centered around possible agreements for the end of the legislative session at the State Capitol.  The Viking stadium bill is one of three issues […]

05/01/2012

Downtown East

Vikes Stadium ‘On The Clock’ At The Capitol

Earlier this week, the Vikings were “on the clock” in the draft. And now the Vikings Stadium is “on the clock” at the Capitol.

04/29/2012

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Minn. Committee Passes Stadium Bill To Full Senate

The Senate Taxes Committee has narrowly sent the $1 billion Vikings stadium bill to the floor of the Minnesota Senate.

04/27/2012

University of Minnesota, Golden Gophers, Football

Dayton Signs Bill Allowing Beer At U Of M Stadium

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill that’s likely to be a big hit with Gopher football fans who will now be able to drink a beer at TCF Bank Stadium.

04/27/2012

Downtown East

Minn. GOP Lawmakers Want Game-Linked Stadium Taxes

Some Republican lawmakers at Minnesota’s Capitol have found tax increases they could support. They’re proposing new taxes on the Minnesota Vikings and their fans to pay for the $1 billion stadium proposal moving at the Capitol.

04/26/2012

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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

Workers survey the playing field as TCF Bank Stadium prepares for a potential Monday night football game between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears on Dec. 17, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minn. (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Final Action Near On Minn. Stadium Beer Sales

A University of Minnesota spokesman says school leaders support a legislative proposal that could bring beer sales to the on-campus football stadium.

04/19/2012

Downtown East

Vikings Stadium Bill Dealt Major Blow For 2012

Minnesota Vikings fans have long been accustomed to the refrain “Just wait ’til next year,” and they heard it again Tuesday amid the fallout from a House committee’s vote against the team’s long-sought public subsidy to build a new stadium.

04/17/2012

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Twins, Orioles Mark Camden Yards’ 20th Anniversary

Twenty years ago, Cal Ripken Jr. had mixed emotions leading up to the inaugural opening day at Camden Yards.

04/05/2012

Downtown East

Vikings Stadium Bill Presses On In Minn. House

The Minnesota Vikings stadium plan is still in play.

04/05/2012

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