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  •  My brothers and sister live in Minnesota (9+ / 0-)

    and said that families have hired attorneys and a federal judge stepped in and said that no attorneys can go to the site.  Also, Minnesota is NOTORIOUS for giving those damn sport owners (Vikings, Twins) subsidies to build new stadiums, etc., and now they can not even fix a bridge.  They are utterly CRIMINAL.

    •  Idiocracy (0+ / 0-)

      is upon us.

      George Bush does not like people.

      by aztecraingod on Mon Aug 20, 2007 at 02:50:24 PM PDT

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    •  I'll take issue with stadium characterization (1+ / 0-)
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      ratador

      It is true that the legislature finally appropriated some money to get new staduims built, but it only happened recently and after the DFL lost control of the legislature.

      Opening in 1984, the HHH Metrodome was a publicly-owned facility, and functioned as the stadium for the Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves (for several years) and Golden Gophers, to say nothing of the occasional Monster Truck rally and NCAA regional and Final Four tournaments.  During the winter, both concourses were open for in-line skating and running.  It truly was a community asset.  Public finding for a Twins stadium has been debated for almost 20 years, and only recently did the State pony up any money.

      You are right about the recent history, but I don't think your characterization is fair given the total history of the Staduim debate in Minnesota.

      •  um. The DFL is in control now (0+ / 0-)

        and they okayed both the twins and the extra fees for the Gopher stadium

        •  That's what I get for arguing MN politics (1+ / 0-)
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          parryander

          from 2,000 miles away.  I moved away in 2000, and at that time the No-Longer-Independant-Republicans were the bigger proponents of public funding.  I also remember Jesse the Idiot Ventura vowing that not a dime of public money would go to staduims while he was governor and he kept that promise.

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