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Numbers add up to Minneapolis Final Four bid

June 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minneapolis is in the final eight and hopes to snare the Final Four with the help of two national champions.

It’s no slam dunk, but state leaders are optimistic that the National Collegiate Athletic Association will pick the as-yet-…continue reading on dglobe.com

Phil Krinkie, St. Paul, column: ‘Let me entertain you,’ says government

May 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Of course, these activities are fun and enjoyed by many Minnesota residents. But are they the responsibilities of state government? Would society be better off if we just gave people an entertainment voucher and said here, go spend the money on what you enjoy? Continue Reading

John Johnson, East Grand Forks, column: Partisanship ruined session, blocked key bills

May 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Most of the session was spent with both parties digging their own ideological trenches and then shouting at each other for being obstructionists. For that, the 2012 session was mostly a disappointment and a failure. Continue Reading

Phil Krinkie, St. Paul column: How are Twins’ stadium promises working out?

May 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Just three years later at the Twins stadium, attendance is dropping, and the team have the worst record in baseball. Remember, the owners had told the Legislature that the team needed a new stadium in order to stay competitive. Continue Reading

RYAN BAKKEN COLUMN: Minnesota legislators score a TD with stadium vote

May 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

This is great news for diehard Vikings fans. This is even better news for people who ridicule the grape Kool-Aid drinkers. Like me. Continue Reading

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MN Senate Vote Clears Vikings for New Stadium

May 10, 2012 in WDAZ

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings moved to within a governor’s signature of getting a new $975 million stadium on Thursday after the state Senate approved a plan that relies heavily on public financing.
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MN Lawmakers Add $50M to Vikings’ Stadium Tab

May 9, 2012 in WDAZ

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota lawmakers working out the final version of a bill for a new Vikings stadium have raised the amount the team would pay by $50 million.
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Vikings’ Contribution to Stadium at Issue

May 9, 2012 in WDAZ

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota lawmakers working out a final Vikings stadium bill must decide how much money the team should put into the $975 million proposal.
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MN Senate Gives Vikings Stadium 2nd Big Victory

May 8, 2012 in WDAZ

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Senate has approved a plan to build a $975 million stadium for the Vikings, another big step toward the new facility it’s chased for more than a decade.
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Minnesota house approves Vikings stadium with 73-58 vote, sending it to Senate

May 7, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota House approved a new Vikings stadium late Monday. The 73-58 vote sends it to the Senate, where it could be debated Tuesday or Wednesday. Continue Reading