Target Center vote resurrects Vikings debate

  • Article by: Eric Roper , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 12, 2013 - 8:51 PM

Minneapolis City Council gave a green light to nearly $100 million in improvements and fought over whether law needed to change to do that.

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ColorcrayonNov. 13, 13 2:48 AM

I'm so frustrated with Rybak.

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brocklander1Nov. 13, 13 7:48 AM

I completely disagree with Rybak. The most important thing to do when it comes to politicians is hold their feet to the fire when they act in a corrupt fashion. Did the people of Minneapolis want to pay for a Vikings stadium? Absolutely not. Mayor Rybak was going to give it to them whether they wanted it or not. Remember Mayor Corporate Welfare if his name ever shows up on another ballot. You can't trust this man.

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petesakesNov. 13, 13 7:51 AM

the Minneapolis City Council need to go! what a sad group of money grubbing leaders. the end is near!

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pmarc078Nov. 13, 13 7:57 AM

as long as Rybak keeps lying about the rationale of funding the vikings stadium we will keep "dredging up the old argument"....

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hazzzeeNov. 13, 13 9:36 AM

I am floored that people are still upset about these projects. Development and renovations are a really good thing for the city. These facilities are used for so much more than sports. Its sad people can't see that.

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dlb1946Nov. 13, 13 9:37 AM

So when will the proposed Viking stadium need a $500 million renovation? This is not going to end. Look on the bright side, unions and construction will benefit. They must have a strong lobby at the state capitol.

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bludogbillNov. 13, 13 4:05 PM

Timberwolve’s Fans given 2nd class treatment, renovation a one sided deal. There never was a Financial Impact Study of New vs. Renovation. New would have given the City NCAA March Madness Championship Games with an impact of $50 million a yr., a guarantee of Final Fours and 2,500 core city jobs. Financing with No New Taxes possible, Wolves chip in $100 million, new media contract in 2016; Naming Rights of $5 million year or $125 million, $98.5 million from City’s renovation contribution and the balance from the Twins Ballpark Tax collecting way ahead of schedule & Convention Center Taxes. City Council & Mayor need to fix the mistake.

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