E-mails reveal under-the-radar maneuvering to land Vikings stadium

  • Article by: ERIC ROPER and MIKE KASZUBA , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: March 28, 2012 - 9:48 PM

A Target executive helped Mayor R.T. Rybak corral support for the eventual plan, an electronic trail shows.

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tweedy102Mar. 28, 1210:00 PM

Cue the whining about back door deals...This is how things get done! Now get the legislature to do ANYTHING and we can start digging! SKol!

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sharkysharkMar. 28, 1210:04 PM

If Target wants a new stadium, perhaps they should pay for it. The "people" already have a stadium with a new roof and playing surface. We don't need a new one and won't pay for one.

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staredMar. 28, 1210:21 PM

Why the "positive" spin when Target influences Democrats ; in 2010 elections Target was viciously attacked and threated with boycots when it made $ contributions (influence) to the Republicans. Hypocracy anyone???

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tprattMar. 28, 1210:26 PM

No big deal. That's the way thingsget done. He said, she said. Let's get this deal done and keep the Vikings in Minnesota.

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erikj3Mar. 28, 1210:27 PM

Why is an employee of a big corporation dictating to public officials this way? If Target is so interested in downtown Minneapolis and a brand spanking new stadium, why don't they pay for it themselves?

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clelMar. 28, 1210:43 PM

Now it looks like the Republicans are going to kill the bill in committee. They have gotten on their moral "high horse" regarding gambling financing. What a bunch of hypocrites.

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ginny6Mar. 28, 1210:44 PM

Maybe Target Corp. should pay for the stadium. The taxpayers of Minneapolis have certainly done enough for them. If they want it so bad, it would be money better spent than their political campaign donations.

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steavis61067Mar. 28, 1210:46 PM

WikiLeaks this ain't. Every public servant knows their email is open to public scrutiny under the FOIA.

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lettem01Mar. 28, 1210:51 PM

Why would a public official listen to what a Target executive has to say about downtown? The answer might lie in that big office complex off of Highway 610 in Brooklyn Park. What would a Target decision to move a couple of thousand people from downtown to BP cost the city?

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elmore1Mar. 28, 1210:51 PM

I knew that somebody must have been coaching Rybak and Dayton. They could never have pushed it through themselves. What is really a concern is that Target is doing the urban planning for downtown Mpls. Why would they care? I used to like Target, don't anymore. If they are pushing a bad stadium plan that taxpayers will pay for years for their own interests it really makes you question their integrity. If anyone ever wondered if Rybak was a puppet, now we know for sure...

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