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‘Now They Can Lose in a New Stadium’: Vikings Stadium Battle Continues After Lawsuit

Tensions are still high as planners move past litigation that threatened to delay the $1 billion project.

The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday tossed a court case that threatened to delay a bond sale for the new Vikings stadium and throw the project off track.

Former Minneapolis mayoral candidate Doug Mann and the two other people who filed the court case argued that using Minneapolis sales tax to repay state bonds was unconstitutional because it circumvented a provision in the Minneapolis charter that required a referendum. However, the court ruled that it didn’t have a solution within its jurisdiction and that there was no "adequate remedy at law."

The ruling clears the way for the project to proceed, but that doesn’t mean stadium supporters and opponents called a truce. The battle over the stadium continued to rage on social media.

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Karl Hodgson January 22, 2014 at 12:36 PM
Phooey on the way they rammed the new Stadium on us! Jesse Ventura said it best when he said let the billionaire owner pay for it. Private corporation so let the Russian in New Jersey write a check or ship the team to LA like they threatened. Since the NFL is a non-profit and billions in rigged games for the sportsbetting syndicate how about Sheldon Adelsen write a check???? Zigy and Shelden have the dough. Since they rigged the Superbowl taking out Bret Farve down in that infamous Saints Vikings game I no longer take the NFL seriously. Bounty Gate Scandal anyone??? Yeah, syndicate so let them pay for the damn thing and their rigged games. I think the gangsters muscled Mark Dayton but they sure couldn't muscle Jesse Ventura! How dare the "Surpreme Court" deny people their democratic rights. Impeach them for corruption. Now if we could own the stadium and clean up the NFL? I might feel different. If we have to pay for it then we should own the damn thing, not that Russian gangster in New Jersey.
Steven January 22, 2014 at 12:56 PM
Well stated Karl.
Mike B. January 22, 2014 at 04:33 PM
The crook Ziggy Wolf should be forced to pay the entire cost of the Vikings' stadium. No taxpayer money for this albatross. Rybak and the Democrats have just wasted taxpayers' monies.
Rob January 22, 2014 at 05:23 PM
There were many Republicans that also voted in support of financing the new stadium. http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/151027285.html
Mike B. January 22, 2014 at 06:42 PM
Rob- that is the reason why "Tea Party" Republicans should be elected at the local, state, and national levels I would like to see the Wall Street Republicans drummed out of office. John Boehner lost my support when he stiffed the Tea Party a couple of weeks ago. TED CRUZ for President!!!!
onefastdoggie January 23, 2014 at 08:10 AM
So the dome was good enough for the Vikings, but not so for the Twins. Build them a field you cried, and you the tax payer did. The dome is good enough for the Vikings but not so for the Gophers. Build them a field you cried, and you the tax payer did. What is wrong with you folks from Minnesota, I mean what is your deal? Karl, you do know you bought the other 2 stadiums right? Is that it, your pissed because you already bought 2 stadiums for 2 crappy teams and you just cannot handle one more? I guess I could see your point then, but you have to come out and say that.
Mike K. January 23, 2014 at 01:13 PM
Why didn't the Pohlads and Wilfs go get a loan to build their projects just like everyone else has to? Because....they use their wealth to buy political favors and get free taxpayer money instead! Also, let's not forget which newspaper owns the majority of the land in this redevelopment and that has been very vocal supporters of the project. Hint: they have a very elderly multi-multi-multi millionaire who somehow thinks he is still relevant.
Leslie Davis January 25, 2014 at 01:19 AM
It wouldn't have happened on my watch. Leslie Davis ECHO PRESS Alexandria, Minnesota January 24, 2014 Leslie Davis announces governor candidacy Leslie Davis of Minneapolis has announced his candidacy for Minnesota governor. Born in 1937, Davis is a U.S. Army veteran, father of four grown children and is founder/president of Earth Protector Companies. Now affiliated with the DFL, he will run in the DFL primary this August. “Right now, many Minnesotans are losing jobs, homes, farms, and retirement funds, and many middle class families are being thrown into poverty as fuel, food, housing, medical care and education costs soar,” Davis said. For more information, visit www.LeslieDavis.org

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