Stadium impasse vexes Dayton

  • Article by: MIKE KASZUBA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 29, 2012 - 11:04 PM

He's "mystified" as to why the charitable gambling industry opposes plan to allow electronic pulltabs.

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schlar01Mar. 29, 12 9:20 PM

The doofuses in this state won't be happy until the Vikes are gone - I hope they leave, there are certainly no excuses from the state, they are flat out incompetent. This is a plan with no new taxes yet somehow its not good enough. Enjoy the cold Omaha and watching your kids be Packer fans.

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rgreendaMar. 29, 1210:09 PM

What is the problem get this done! 500 million the city of minneapolis would lose without the vikings!! This is so crazy!!!

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purplehoserMar. 29, 1210:13 PM

WHY DO THE SMALL NUMBER OF STADIUM SUPPORTERS HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME UNDERSTANDING THAT NO ONE WANTS THIS STADIUM BUILT SO AN OUT OF TOWN NEW JERSEY RESIDENT AND BILLIONAIRE vikings OWNER CAN FLEECE US FOR EVEN MORE TAXPAYER MONEY!!! BUILD IT YOURSELF WILF OR GO AWAY AND STAY OUT OF OUR POCKETS.

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member11Mar. 29, 1210:29 PM

Take your pathetic panhandling act somewhere else Zygi. Nobody likes someone who doesn't want to pay their own way, especially when that someone is a "gimme something for nothing" freeloading billionaire.

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ironman6975Mar. 29, 1210:40 PM

I say screw it and build a casino somewhere in this state. This would put a lot of jobs that are desperately needed here in MN. Lets see the builders to build it a casino, that would bring in at least a few thousand jobs, then also a few thousand for the new stadium. Plus, let me think you have a 24/7 casino running so you will need a lot of employees, so that is even more jobs year round even. So let me see here, the state is making money from the Casino and that will pay itself off in probably a few years and then it will pay off the new Vikings Stadium in probably 10 years. Hmm let me think, maybe then the money that the state makes in profits can possibly go to education and or something else this state needs like health care. I don't know, I guess I am so wrong and this is so wrong thinking that people need jobs to survive and this is one sure way of doing that. Oops I forgot the government works the opposite way and don't try to make money, but instead raise everyone's taxes and spend triple what they get in taxes.

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vins0010Mar. 29, 1210:42 PM

Mystified that charities don't want to give up so much of their revenues (which are overly optimistic in their predictions) to replace a functional stadium with a new stadium? Mystified that Mpls. residents don't want to support a stadium with the shell game that the money isn't the city's when it comes to the referendum but referred to as the city contribution everywhere else? In these economic times, the old stadium works and is good enough. Us getting this stadium, now, is like deciding to buy a Lexus after you lose your job. It's idiotic. The money would be better spent (or best not spent at all) on anything else. There are about 20 million better ways to create jobs, if that is your thing. Spend 1 billion on roads, bridges, sewers, and other infrastructure. And let the charities keep their pulltab money.

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sharkysharkMar. 29, 1210:49 PM

The Governor is "mystified" about many things. Perhaps he should have picked a job he knew how to do, this ain't it.

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bwendorffMar. 29, 1210:56 PM

purplehoser, you are funny. You say no one wants the stadium, yet it has been a topic in front of legislation and in the media this entire session. For that matter it has been one for the more notible topics to come out of the last 5 legislative sessions. So to say no one wants this stadium is just plain ignorant. To boot, the BILLIONAIRE vikings owner has been the most proactive owner in team history in working to make this team competitive. You're just sour that he is not from MN. Well guess what; anyone FROM MN could have stepped up to by the team but didn't. So quit being a doofus and enjoy the fact that this east coast billionaire not only gives this state the time of day, but is trying to improve the place and spends his millions here!!!! Get off your horse!

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rshacklefordMar. 30, 12 1:01 AM

"The governor was quickly joined in his complaints by the president of Home Field Advantage, an influential Minneapolis business group that backs the stadium." ---- They REALLY should have reconsidered the name of their group! Home Field Advantage? Tied to the Vikings, it is similar to an oxymoron. Does this group have a Target VP in it? Otherwise, it may as well just evaporate away.

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rshacklefordMar. 30, 12 1:10 AM

Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis,...said voters in his district were "loud and very vocal that they don't want public subsidy [for a stadium] and they don't like this deal." He said that "I don't see any way that I could" support the project. ---- Please continue to stand-up for what your constituents want. Even if they changed their minds (to supporting a public subsidy), I would respect you representing that also.

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