The Minnesota Legislature will finally vote Monday on a plan to build a new Vikings stadium, with the expected outcome too close to call.
On this postcard-like spring day, when the lake and the links are beckoning, Larry Spooner and his purple van are spending more of their vacation time parked in front of the Minnesota Capitol.
Most Republican lawmakers who control Minnesota’s Legislature never met a tax increase they liked, but a handful said Monday that the state’s portion of the cost of a new Minnesota Vikings stadium should be funded with new taxes on the team and its fans — rather than with revenue from an expansion of legal gambling.
Minnesota Vikings fans have long been accustomed to the refrain “Just wait ’til next year,” and they heard it again Tuesday amid the fallout from a House committee’s vote against the team’s long-sought public subsidy to build a new stadium.
A Minnesota House committee voted down the Vikings stadium bill Monday night, dealing a major blow to the team’s decadelong effort to secure a taxpayer subsidy for a replacement to the Metrodome.
It has taken the Minnesota Vikings nearly a decade to get this far in their quest for a new stadium. There is a lot more work to be done.
The top Senate Republican is floating the idea of holding a special legislative session on the proposed Vikings stadium.
Northwestern Minnesota’s White Earth Tribe wants to open a Twin Cities-area casino that its chairwoman says would help a poverty-stricken tribe and be a source of state money for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
The Minnesota Vikings have been given an ultimatum of sorts in their quest for a new stadium.
The Minnesota Vikings, hoping to flee their longtime home in downtown Minneapolis for a new suburban stadium, got a message Tuesday from an influential state senator: Not so fast.
Are the Minnesota Vikings going to follow in the footsteps of the Lakers and leave the Twin Cities for Los Angeles?