Blaine to get its fill of stadium – acres and acres of dirt

  • Article by: PAUL LEVY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 18, 2013 - 8:37 AM

Blaine is finally getting its Vikings stadium, but not in the way it once hoped.

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plummpjDec. 17, 13 9:14 PM

What wetland acreage is Blaine once again filling?

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bildo69Dec. 17, 13 9:15 PM

Wetland is a word that used to be said up here.

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mdcastleDec. 17, 1310:16 PM

Don't worry Blaine, the Vikings start complaining about their stadium ever 15 years or so just set aside some land for the next one.

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icesonaroofDec. 18, 13 7:40 AM

I presume I35W will get the truck traffic. Who's going to pay for it's repair after this haul job? Who's going to pay for windshield repair after so many vehicles get windshields damaged because of rock damage? I remember cedar ave near MSP during the new runway build, my auto windshield was damaged because of rock damage as hundreds of trucks used Hwy 77 south bound to haul dirt out and to the south. Wait and see...!!!

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jweidtDec. 18, 13 8:22 AM

Nice work completing that stretch to try to find a problem. Trucks will use a freeway to transport dirt. At night. You're right. That is very controversial.

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jackpinesavDec. 18, 13 9:10 AM

More ironic is that Blaine will get a health care facility which is much better for that area than the latest temple of the new American religion, pro sports.

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joe_mnDec. 18, 13 9:41 AM

health care facility? govt forced health insurance. MUCH more money spent by all citizens in mn than will EVER spend going to vikes games.

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larrymickDec. 18, 1310:29 AM

The Blaine site never received lawmaker's support because, after the County approved the project involving a dome, the Vikings said they wanted an open air stadium. And, that they wanted to play in Minneapolis. Like Arden Hills later, the Vikings just used Anoka County as a threat to Minneapolis. And, like they used a move to LA to push their MN stadium.

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ruphinaDec. 18, 1310:35 AM

Just because it fun, converting 350,000 cubic yards into depth of fill over 33 acres, it is about 78", just barely enough to bury Jimmy Hoffa standing up. From a traffic standpoint, it is around of 12,000 dump trucks. Bill G.

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reader2580Dec. 18, 1311:49 AM

Trucks haul dirt all the time. This won't hurt the highways any more than all the other trucks hauling dirt all summer long. Anything stadium related gets in the media these days. Highway construction probably uses more truck trips in a single season than the entire stadium project.

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