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Draft letter hints that Minneapolis City Council could be coming around

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It wouldn’t be a normal week for NFL news without an update regarding the effort to build a new NFL stadium in Minnesota.

And unlike the typical bad news, there now appears to be some good news.

Maybe.

According to Doug Belden of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, a member of the Minneapolis City Council is in the process of drafting a letter to legislative leaders supporting the proposed construction of a new facility near the Metrodome.  Technically meaningless, an expression of support from a majority of the 13-member council is regarded as critical to the effort, since the crafting of a bill at the state level would amount to a waste of time if the city that would host the stadium isn’t behind it.

That said, it’s unclear whether the draft letter expresses the current feelings of a majority of council or whether it simply has been prepared by one of the stadium supporters.  The person on whose letterhead the draft was prepared is believed to be a supporter of the stadium.

So until the letter is finalized and sent, it really doesn’t mean anything.

So, basically, the stadium is no closer to being built.

So we’ll ignore it all again for at least a week.

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12 Responses to “Draft letter hints that Minneapolis City Council could be coming around”
  1. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Mar 22, 2012 6:14 PM

    Ummm…thanks?

  2. cags777 says: Mar 22, 2012 6:16 PM

    A legislator told me yesterday he didn’t see the Vikings bill getting done this session. House Speaker Kurt Zellers refuses to address this, and the Minnesota Senate is dealing with potential litigation from a former employee fired for having an inappropriate relationship with Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch. The legislator even told me the Minnesota Senate may try to wrap up the session by April 5.

  3. contra74 says: Mar 22, 2012 6:20 PM

    So we’ll ignore it all again for at least a week.
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    No you wont.

    Thumbs down if up to 2 more stories on this issue in the next week.

    Thumbs up if more than 3 more stories on this issue in the next week.

  4. sackbombs says: Mar 22, 2012 6:24 PM

    Someone may be writing a letter supporting it… Great…..

  5. canonroad says: Mar 22, 2012 6:29 PM

    man…you really hate MN. or maybe just the Vikings…I guess it’s hard to differentiate. It’s kind of maddening though…if you don’t want to report on it- then don’t! Those who care know how to follow the progress…and mostly, those who care local. The rest of those who visit this site don’t.

    Either stop complaining about the fact you have to report on the ‘progress,’ or lack there of…or stop reporting all together.

  6. tweeter75 says: Mar 22, 2012 6:33 PM

    Sigh.

  7. randygnyc says: Mar 22, 2012 6:58 PM

    Build it, they will come.

  8. gb4mn0 says: Mar 22, 2012 7:24 PM

    contra74 says:
    Mar 22, 2012 6:20 PM
    So we’ll ignore it all again for at least a week.
    ——-
    No you wont.

    Thumbs down if up to 2 more stories on this issue in the next week.

    Thumbs up if more than 3 more stories on this issue in the next week.

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    Thumbs up if you think contra is an arrogant putz.

    Thumbs down if you know contra is an arrogant putz.

  9. monkeesfan says: Mar 22, 2012 7:30 PM

    There will be a new Metrodome for the Vikings.

    Forget the LA myth – no team is EVER moving there; only adding two more teams will LA ever see another NFL team – and that won’t last.

  10. AlohaMrHand says: Mar 22, 2012 7:38 PM

    say hello to your Los Angeles Vikings.

  11. 12is3times4 says: Mar 22, 2012 8:26 PM

    randygyne: “Build it, they will come.”

    We still talking stadiums, or Lake Minnetonka party boats?

  12. skolvikesskol says: Mar 22, 2012 8:47 PM

    Glad we r sticking it to the fat cats for now. However when we do inevitably pony up, i pray to tebow that they will make a state of the art venue and not another crappy facilty like the target center, metro dome and gopher stadium… Seens like only hockey and baseball gets it right…

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