With a plan that would draw on potential gambling money and sales and lodging taxes, Minneapolis leaders have upped the ante in their efforts to keep the Vikings’ ship afloat in the city of lakes.
By Brian Johnson Dolan Media Minneapolis — The 2011 legislative session officially ended this week without passage of a major bonding bill, one priority that builders and trade unions wanted in order to hammer some life into a moribund construction industry. Early in the session, Gov. Mark Dayton proposed a $1 billion bonding bill and [...]
By Patrick Condon Associated Press St. Paul, Minn. (AP) — Minneapolis leaders are floating a plan for the city to pay 22 percent of the cost of a new football stadium for the Minnesota Vikings at the current Metrodome site and set aside money to renovate the Target Center basketball arena. Mayor R.T. Rybak said [...]
By Brian Johnson Dolan Media Newswires Minneapolis — As Target Field gets ready for its big debut next month, an older neighbor that shares the same first name is quietly waiting for a series of improvements that would — in the city’s view — make the arena viable for the next two decades. The city [...]
Published: October 8, 2009
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Frank Jossi Dolan Media Newswires Minneapolis — Ken Sorensen loves sports. His son plays football at the University of Wisconsin and his employer’s handiwork can be found on many of the largest and best-known sports facilities in the country. Yet he wants to get rid of the notion that all he cares about is sports. [...]