Chris Coleman asks senators to keep St. Paul alive

  • Article by: ROCHELLE OLSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 25, 2012 - 9:40 PM

St. Paul mayor, while supporting a stadium in Minneapolis, is seeking a share of the largesse.

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tani12Apr. 26, 12 3:04 AM

I thought the Xcel was successful!? Doesn't it generate enough money to pay for itself (as do all stadiums)? If St. Paul wants to pay these things off, they should do what Minneapolis did, add a special sales tax.

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pmarc078Apr. 26, 12 9:17 AM

yes... let's keep piling expenses on to this thing so it will ultimately fail. dont forget $10 million (each) or so for Duluth, Rochester, Mankato, Perham, St. Cloud, Ely, Brainerd, Bemidji, Park Rapids and Moose Lake. Nevermind anything Lanning or Rosen's district. They are probably getting plenty under the table from the Vikngs....

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kivirl4Apr. 26, 12 9:44 AM

this is the problem with these things. They start out innocently enough, then others, perhaps understandably, want goodies for themselves in order to pass it Pretty soon everyone has their hand in the pie. I dont blame the Mayor of St. Paul, but this is why these things shouldnt be a public deal to begin with. That aside, even as someone from the Minneapolis side of the river, it would seem to make infinitely more sense to tear down Target Center, have the Lumber Mutts play at Xcel. Why throw money at both Target and Xcel so they can compete with one another? Its like competing against ourselves.

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privateeyeApr. 26, 12 9:56 AM

Lets keep in mind St. Paul had a shot at the Twins but failed to carry it to fruition. Want to be a big time city, do the heavy lifting. There is no reason for St. Paul to be in the mix for anything. Their citizens have made it clear they do not value big time sports.

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kivirl4Apr. 26, 1210:16 AM

private eye, with the baseball stadium, even though then Mayor Norm Coleman wanted the stadium, he also wanted the right of the people to vote for it, and as you say, they turned it dow. If Minneapolis citizens had the same opportunity, which yes, legally they DO have, it woudl also be turned down. And if it wasnt, then more power to the stadium proponents.

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garagewineApr. 26, 1210:16 AM

@privateeye Minneapolis has made it clear they do not value them either, but their mayor is not allowing them to express their preferences via a vote.

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jsthappy2bhrApr. 26, 1210:35 AM

poor St Paul, hard to believe it's still on life support and can't support itself, no pulse continue CPR

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Gophers47Apr. 26, 1210:55 AM

Typical St Paul......always a wanna bee. Hasn't changed in 50 years. See Oakland, Tacoma, Ft Worth etc.

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mike2636Apr. 26, 1211:16 AM

If I were the Vikings owner I would say this: You pass me a bill to build us a Stadium I will personally donate $10 million to the Saints and will finance the rest for you at 1% interest........

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Uncle_SquidApr. 26, 1211:23 AM

It's embarrassing to see Mayor Coleman begging for scraps at the Legislature. Leave that sort of bowing and scraping for the professional moochers in Mpls.

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