Strib in talks with Vikings on land deal


If there's one advantage to being part of the story, it's that you're guaranteed the exclusive:

As Tuesday's deadline for bids on the Star Tribune's five blocks near the Metrodome passed, Avista Capital Partners, the newspaper's parent company, remained mum about potential buyers. But Avista Vice President Greg Evans acknowledged in an interview April 17 that the company has had several discussions with the Vikings' owners concerning the 12.4 acres of land -- a point verified Tuesday by Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley.

Jonathan Kaminsky was chasing Bagley on this yesterday too, but he didn't have any land to sell the Vikings, and therefore did not get the exclusive.