Gov. Dayton has more qualms about Vikings stadium plan

  • Article by: KEVIN DUCHSCHERE, MIKE KASZUBA and ROCHELLE OLSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 16, 2011 - 11:02 AM

One hurdle with the Arden Hills site is spending needed to upgrade north metro highways.

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tietacMay. 13, 11 9:15 PM

Vikings on the playground "I don't like you but if you give me a half a billion dollars I will be your friend. You cousins have to give me 300 million too."

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smittyjsMay. 13, 11 9:19 PM

I might mention... Still no budget. Term limits and recall seem in order to me.

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clarkiebobMay. 13, 11 9:21 PM

Ted Mondale is correct; the Metrodome is a WRECK room for the state!

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elo_62May. 13, 11 9:24 PM

Yes, I am all for the Vikings getting a new stadium. I want it to happen. However, the Vikings need to work sensibly and understand the economic times. Angering the governor or legislators at this point seems senseless. The Vikings need to compromise. Eating the cake and the frosting too at this point might kill a stadium deal altogether. Be smart Vikings.

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Rhino_TMay. 13, 11 9:29 PM

The roadwork is already needed for norman weekday traffic... plus there will be less game day traffic than the normal weekday traffic. The Vikings said they could live with the current infrastructure if necessary... Stop trying to charge the work that's needed for other reasons to the Vikings stadium project to make it look more expensive than it really needs to be. Look at the management of the Twins stadium... it's exactly the same as the proposed management of the Vikings stadium. The agreement between the Vikings and Ramsey county refers to the Twins management instead of spelling it out all over again. Minneapolis is desperate to keep the Vikings downtown for selfish reasons. The Minneapolis offers little to the Vikings... and it does not cover the $40 million in lost revenues the Vikings would suffer while playing at TCF Bank stadium during a Metrodome site stadium construction project. The Ramsey County stadium proposal is fair, logical, and politically supportable.

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urushmaMay. 13, 11 9:31 PM

Negotiate these last details, introduce the bill, pass it, and get people back to work. To turn a wasteland into a revenue-producing property is a wise investment. Just like Target Field, this new stadium could be something that all of Minnesota can be proud of. The Metrodome served its purpose. Time for better. Jobs and tourism is what this will bring and that equals $.

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number9May. 13, 11 9:31 PM

If you build it , they shall come...

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jeffportMay. 13, 11 9:32 PM

Mr Dayton, I do not want my tax dollars going to this. We have other more important things and we can't afford this. Remember the Metro-dome. Downtown Minneapolis is still paying for it with the 10% sales tax that never went away even though the dome was paid for 10 years ago.

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frostyfolkMay. 13, 11 9:37 PM

Lets put this to rest its been going on for too long if the face of minnesota(MINNESOTA VIKINGS) needs a new home the gov. needs to realize this is even bigger then our gov.and if our vikes move to another state we the people, purple pride, will never forget or forgive what could and should have always been in the great state of minnesota lets get this new state stadium now GETTER DONE!

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sfod93May. 13, 11 9:45 PM

So, basically, Dayton supports a Vikings stadium just as long it's located in Minneapolis?

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