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Vikings Unexpectedly Break Off Stadium Negotiations

The 2016 opening of the new Vikings stadium could be in jeopardy. The team unexpectedly broke off negotiations with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA).

08/23/2013

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Talking Points: Wilfs’ Fraud Issues & The Vikings Stadium

The Metropolitan Sport Facilities Authority was supposed to vote later this week on some of the final agreements for the Vikings stadium deal. But those votes have been postponed after Gov. Mark Dayton called for a review of the nearly $1 billion stadium plan.

08/18/2013

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Dayton: Faith In Vikings ‘Undermined’ By Owners

Gov. Mark Dayton says his confidence in the owners of the Minnesota Vikings has been “undermined” by questionable business ethics but he warns the state risks losing its pro football team if a stadium deal unravels.

08/14/2013

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Doubts Arise 2 Weeks From Final Vikes Stadium Negotiations

With just two weeks before the contracts are supposed to be signed for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, some lawmakers are now having doubts.

08/11/2013

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Vikings Owner: Lawsuit Won’t Impact Stadium Deal

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is urging an authority overseeing the new Vikings stadium to take extra precautions as it finalizes an agreement with the team’s New Jersey-based owners given their legal woes back home.

08/08/2013

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MN Lottery Bets On Solving Vikings Stadium Funding Problem

The Minnesota State Lottery is looking beyond simple scratch off tickets to help fund a Vikings stadium.

04/05/2013

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Wilfs Take Low-Profile Route To Leading Vikings

While some NFL owners prefer to be out front as the faces of their franchises, Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf stay behind the scenes providing quiet support.

01/03/2013

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Unflappable Frazier Leads Vikings To Playoff Brink

Leslie Frazier took over a team in turmoil. After one rocky season, the unflappable coach has the Minnesota Vikings one victory away from a playoff berth.

12/27/2012

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A Closer Look At PSLs

A lot has been made in recent days about Gov. Mark Dayton’s letter to Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf.

11/16/2012

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Dayton Objects To Vikings Stadium Fee Ideas

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’ll fight any effort by the Vikings to charge fans extra fees to buy season tickets in the new publicly subsidized football stadium.

11/13/2012

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Vikings, Wilf Family Pledge $100k To Sandy Relief

The Vikings and the team’s owners pledged Friday to donate $100,000 to support recovery efforts on the East Coast, devastated by superstorm Sandy.

11/02/2012

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John Sullivan Is Overachieving On And Off The Field

The Minnesota Vikings drafted John Sullivan in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He replaced a fan favorite as the team’s starting center in 2009 and has become a leader on the offensive line. He frequents the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital and donated money to build a playground for the ailing children.

10/30/2012

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Vikings Put $50M Down To Kickstart Stadium

But behind the scenes, 2016 is the date on many Vikings’ fan calendars. That’s the projected opening of the new stadium in Minneapolis.

08/03/2012

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’ Vikings, Sunburn & Batteries

Can birds get a sunburn on a hot day?

05/19/2012

Downtown East

Vikings Owners Hint At Retractable Roof For Stadium

The Metrodome always felt like a rental property for Zygi and Mark Wilf, two New Jersey real estate developers who purchased the Minnesota Vikings in 2005 with the hopes of moving out of the place as quickly as possible.

05/11/2012

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Money Questions Remain About New Vikings Stadium

Now that the Minnesota Vikings will get their new stadium, the worrying can begin over a gambling expansion designed to pay the state’s share of the $975 million project.

05/11/2012

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Minnesota Senate Passes Final Vikings Stadium Bill

After the Minnesota House approved a revised stadium bill on a 41-30 vote following several hours of negotiations, the Minnesota Senate passed the bill Thursday afternoon by a 36-30 margin.

05/10/2012

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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

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Vikings Say Stadium Bill Is The ‘Right Thing’

A reworked Minnesota Vikings stadium bill that passed the state House early Thursday has the team paying $477 million, significantly more than the owners previously said they would contribute.

05/10/2012

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Esme’s Blog: Vikings Stadium At The Two Minute Warning

With a report in the Los Angeles Daily News that Zygi Wilf’s private plane was spotted at a Southern California airport yesterday and a see saw battle unfolding at the Capitol, it appears this may be the showdown that could shape the future of the Minnesota Vikings and where they will play.

04/21/2012

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House Committee Questions Vikings Stadium Proposal

The Minnesota Vikings faced a high hurdle Monday in the bid for a taxpayer subsidy to build a new football stadium, as members of a state House committee raised questions and criticism about the plan.

04/16/2012

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Wilf, Dayton Meet On Stadium; Optimism On Deal

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf held a private meeting with Governor Mark Dayton on Tuesday. But there is still no Vikings stadium deal despite weeks of speculation that a deal was imminent.

02/21/2012

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Vikings’ Wilf ‘Optimistic’ About Metrodome Site

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team wants a new stadium in the Twin Cities, even if it means building on the current site of the Metrodome.

01/25/2012

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Dayton: Vikings Stadium Must Be At Dome To Pass

Gov. Mark Dayton is telling the owners of the Minnesota Vikings the team’s new stadium will have to be at the Metrodome site if a stadium bill is to pass the Legislature this year.

01/23/2012

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Zygi Wilf: Stadium Deal Getting Closer To Fruition

Zygi Wilf says Minnesota Vikings ownership met with state Sens. Julie Rosen and Dave Senjem and feels a stadium “is going to be in the works shortly.”

01/03/2012

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