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Slight delay in choosing Vikes stadium manager

December 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The selection of a construction manager for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium is being pushed back a week. The Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority say the new deadline for choosing the construction manager is now Feb. 1. Continue Reading

Dayton: Vikings weren’t forthright about seat fees

November 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Gov. Mark Dayton is not retreating from his vow to fight the Minnesota Vikings if they try to charge new big fees to season ticket holders to help fund the new football stadium.
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Minnesota electronic pull-tabs available soon

September 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The electronic games of chance that the Legislature authorized to help pay for construction of a new Vikings stadium could be in the hands of some Minnesota gamblers in less than two weeks.
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Vikings stadium’s last hurdle: Minneapolis council

May 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A council committee of the whole is voting on the nearly $1 billion stadium plan Thursday. If it passes, a final vote follows on Friday. That makes Thursday a likely last stand for stadium opponents. Continue Reading

Vikings stadium wagers on payback from e-gambling

May 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The state plans to more than double taxes from pull-tabs and bingo by bringing in animated versions of the games on portable electronic devices. The gambling taxes are slated to pay the state’s $348 million share of building a new stadium in downtown Minneapolis.
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Gov. Dayton signs $975 million Vikings stadium bill

May 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill to build a nearly $1 billion stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. Dayton signed the bill to cheers Monday during a ceremony attended by the NFL team’s owners and several key legislators. Continue Reading

University of Minnesota approves Vikings to use TCF Bank Stadium

May 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents has approved an agreement with the Minnesota Vikings that allows the use of TCF Bank Stadium during the NFL team’s construction of its new stadium. Continue Reading

Legislature approves Vikings stadium bill

May 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Lawmakers approved the final version of a Vikings stadium construction plan Thursday, sending it to the governor’s desk for approval. The new stadium would make Minnesota “a better place to live,” Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, said shortly after the House approved his stadium construction bill 71-60 early Thursday. Continue Reading

Comments about Vikings stadium

May 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Some reactions around the Minnesota Capitol to debate on a Vikings stadium construction proposal Continue Reading

Stadium passes House, on to Senate

May 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota Vikings are close to a new stadium after the House early today approved a construction plan 71-60. Representatives debated the stadium bill an hour and 50 minutes after day-long negotiations produced a compromise bill after the House and Senate passed differing versions. Soon after passing the stadium bill, the House adjourned for the year before 4 a.m. today. Continue Reading