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Mann of war: a new chapter in stadium saga

After Minneapolis activist Doug Mann’s court challenge to the new Vikings stadium forced yet another postponement of a critical bond sale, state officials, project boosters and more than a few bellicose Vikings fans wasted no time in deriding Mann as a frivolous publicity hound.

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Bonding pressures mount ahead of session

For DFL Rep. Alice Hausman, next year’s bonding bill is a take-two proposition. The House Capital Investment Committee chair from St. Paul pushed for an $800 million package of construction projects last year, but watched it fail by five votes the day before session adjourned.

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Dayton urges stadium authority to limit Wilfs’ PSL fees

Dayton issued a letter to "strongly urge" the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority not allow Vikings team owners Mark and Zygi Wilf to pay for large amounts of their share of the stadium costs with personal seat licenses. The authority and the Vikings are negotiating the terms of the team's lease and financing for the downtown Minneapolis stadium that is expected to break ground this fall.

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Final vote on stadium agreements delayed

The Minnesota Vikings franchise and the public authority that will own its new home are working to break ground on the downtown Minneapolis stadium later this year. But Gov. Mark Dayton’s call for an inquiry into the team’s finances is complicating an already difficult set of negotiations over final agreements for the use and financing of the stadium.

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Dayton spars with Vikings’ owners as vote on final stadium agreement nears

Gov. Mark Dayton is taking a hard line against the owners of the Minnesota Vikings in the wake of a New Jersey judge’s decision that the team owners are guilty of fraud and breach of contract in an unrelated apartment development deal. The discord is playing out as the state Sports Facilities Authority is getting set to vote on the final agreement on the specifics of how the team will use and finance the stadium.

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