St. Paul sued over ballpark

  • Article by: NICOLE NORFLEET , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 13, 2012 - 6:00 PM

Awarding a contract for the $54 million stadium in Lowertown without multiple bids was illegal, Taxpayers League says.

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bblheadOct. 13, 12 7:11 PM

And law suits are a good use of taxpayer money? The process was know well before the beginning of construction - why not file suit prior to ground breaking?

reidOct. 13, 12 7:13 PM

Seems like a lot of return for the amount put into it, at least comparing it to the Viking's, oh pardon me, the People's stadium. Maybe this same firm can do that build also and save the taxpayers a whale of a pile of dough.

ranger78Oct. 13, 12 7:29 PM

This is what liberals do. Not only did they take tax payer dollars to build a stadium for a worthless below minor league baseball team, they compounded the tax payer screwing by just handing the work to Ryan without so much as asking other companies to bid.

kkjerOct. 13, 12 7:41 PM

The taxpayers League has been around for years, I wish just once they would do something that actually helped the taxpayers. They haven't done anything except sue cities which costs taxpayers money. They do not represent taxpayers therefore they should either shut down or change there name. If anybody knows of any good they have done I would sure like to know.

west336Oct. 13, 12 7:47 PM

It's highly unethical, not to mention uneconomical, to not vet this type of work to more than 1 vendor. It makes no sense to me why they didn't to be honest, and now I wonder what kind of crooked schemes are going on under the table with public money. Don't F around with taxpayer it with your own!

newpaperOct. 13, 12 8:27 PM

It makes me nauseous to agree with the Taxpayers League, but on the surface, it seems that St. Paul has something to answer for here.

guth54Oct. 13, 12 8:27 PM

Illegal bid practice....pull the funding!

matthiasoOct. 14, 12 7:11 PM

At least they gave the business to a local company. Now they'll get to spend tens of thousands in legal fees. This will be a giant waste of time and when some out of state company low-balls the project then starts to fall behind, and makes up the difference in costs by working/charging overtime.

andersod62Oct. 17, 12 8:02 AM

"so that our tax dollars are prudently spent." - - - Why...? They aren't prudently spent on anything else. Choo-choo's to nowhere are case in point, light rail and Northstar are a joke...

tm4005Oct. 17, 12 1:18 PM

The Party of Do Nothing !! Files fivralous lawsuits, why don't the spend as much time creating Jobs Bill's? Also Gay -Marriage is a joke since their laws on the books already preventing same-sex marriage!!


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