STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Update: Smokers, corporations to provide stadium funding backup
By Danielle Killey and Don Davis
Smokers will provide the backstop to Viking stadium construction funding, the governor and legislative leaders announced Thursday night.
If that is not enough, elimin... Posted on 5/16/13 at 10:35 PM
REGGIE TALES Random Thursday on a Monday: L.A. Edition
*I vacation with so much intensity that when I get home I need a vacation from my vacation. Or maybe it just feels like that when you go somewhere like Southern California where the sun is seemingly... Posted on 4/9/12 at 12:43 PM
BISON MEDIA BLOG Frisco: Day 1
If first impressions mean anything, and they usually do, thumbs up to the host city for the Division I Football Championship Subdivision title game. At one time a small town next to a super highway, o... Posted on 1/4/12 at 7:11 PM
For more than 30 years, Minnesota legislators and local officials have stumbled and bumbled their way through a half-dozen taxpayer-funded stadium deals. Today, as the 2013 legislative session draws to a close, they are about to commit still another in a long list of stadium building blunders.
The treasure hunt is on: Seeking money for Vikings stadium construction costs after the original plan produced less money than expected. The Minnesota House Taxes Committee discussed a bill, but took no votes Wednesday, that would slap a 10 percent tax on professional sports memorabilia sold in the state.
Six firms are vying to manage construction of the $1 billion new Minnesota Vikings football stadium to be built in downtown Minneapolis. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority released the list Friday of firms that attended a pre-proposal meeting for prospective construction managers.
Groundbreaking for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium is tentatively set for October 2013. Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority Chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen announced the date at Friday's board meeting.
Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday downplayed the sluggish start of a statewide gambling initiative being counted on to help fund the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, saying doesn't plan to redo the financing package during the upcoming legislative session.
A top state official overseeing the new Minnesota Vikings stadium said Friday she expects personal seat licenses to be priced in line with fees charged at the Twins' Target Field and the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium.
Regulators overseeing a significant gambling expansion to pay for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium are on the verge of adopting requirements for new hand-held devices coming soon to bars and restaurants across the state.
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