Residents in Arden Hills may see some extra police activity this weekend as public safety agencies from around Ramsey County participate in large-scale exercises to test their response to major incidents.
One plan is similar to an agreement that the Minnesota Vikings and Ramsey County have been pushing since last year -- but which has fizzled because the Minnesota metro County has been unable to develop a county funding source that key stadium legislators support. The other is scheduled to be unveiled today by three Republican state senators -- two of them freshmen.
After an hourlong meeting Tuesday that included every major player in the stadium saga -- except officials from Minneapolis -- Gov. Mark Dayton emerged to say that an agreement may not occur until next week, if at all.
Mike Kaszuba and Eric Roper
, February 22, 2012
As lawmakers mull plans to build a new Minnesota Vikings stadium in Minneapolis or Arden Hills, St. Paul officials and business leaders quietly are fretting over potential negative repercussions of stadium deals in either city.
The Minnesota Vikings said Tuesday that building a new football stadium on the current site of the Metrodome would include $67 million in hidden costs that should be factored as state leaders push toward picking a host a new NFL venue.
A man wanted in bank robberies the past few days in Fargo and Bloomington, Minn., robbed another bank Wednesday morning in the St. Paul suburb of Arden Hills, the FBI says. They also now know the name of the short, dark and handsome bank robber, plainly seen on surveillance video shots: William Roy St. John, 43, a South Dakota native. He spent time behind bars in North Dakota several years ago.
Herald Staff and Wire Report
, January 04, 2012
A Minnesota Vikings executive reaffirmed the team's commitment to a stadium in Arden Hills on Friday morning and asked north metro business leaders to help drum up support. "It is the ideal site for Vikings football," Lester Bagley said at a Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Fridley. "Our fans have weighed in heavily, and our fans want this site."
Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, also said Wednesday that Minneapolis’ claim that it could contribute $300 million toward a new Vikings stadium without raising taxes was “very misleading” because much of the money would not be immediately available.
After meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton Monday, the mayor and City Council president of Minnesota’s largest city said they are prepared to deliver their own Vikings football stadium plans to Gov Mark Dayton this week.
"This page strongly favors a solution that lives up to (Gov. Mark) Dayton's 'people's stadium' label, and that means developing a downtown Minneapolis project that would provide the greatest economic benefit for the region and state -- not bypass Minnesota's largest and most important commercial hub in favor of developing a sprawling suburban entertainment complex.
Star Tribune Editorial Board
, October 13, 2011
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