On Tuesday morning, a Lake of the Isles-area home on the 1800 block of Irving Ave. S. was damaged by "a possible arson," as Minneapolis Fire Department spokesperson Chérie Penn tells us.Penn says that's all she knows about the incident. But KSTP, citing police sources, reports that the home belongs ... More >>
:::: UPDATE ::::Vikings and Wells Fargo officials were able to come to an agreement over the weekend.The AP reports that the deal, subject to City Council approval, allows Wells Fargo to place 56-foot signs on each of the new towers so long as they don't "conflict with surrounding property interest. ... More >>
Zygi Wilf's heel turn continues.In the wake of courtroom revelations that the Vikings owner used "bad faith and evil motive" to bilk his business partners out of $51 million, the state launched an investigation into Zygi's finances to make sure there weren't similar shenanigans involved in the stadi ... More >>
See also: Vikings stadium receives final approval from Minneapolis City Council on 7-6 vote Vikings stadium bill receives final legislative approval; Mpls City Council vote last step For Minnesota soccer fans, Zygi Wilf might be the Grim Reaper. As part of the Vikings stadium deal, the football ... More >>
On April 16, the Vikings stadium bill seemed to die an anticlimactic death in the House Government Operations and Elections Committee, which seemingly killed it with a 9-6 vote. Afterward, the chief author of the House bill, Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, said it would require someone to "pull a ... More >>
Wednesday, in a column entitled "No point in dumbing down stadium issue," Star Tribune sports columnist Jim Souhan blasted Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, for his line of questioning during the House Government Operations and Elections Committee's stadium discussion earlier this week.Souhan quoted U ... More >>
Remember that Vikings stadium bill? That thing now looks like it's in worse shape than Adrian Peterson's knee.The bill was sacked last night by the House Government Operations and Elections Committee, which killed in with a 9-6 vote. Afterward, the chief author of the House bill, Rep. Morrie Lanning ... More >>
We've been hearing for months about how the Vikings' expiring Metrodome lease means it's urgent for lawmakers to get a stadium deal done early this legislative session.Los Angeles is ready and willing, so goes this logic, to have the team play in the Rose Bowl for a couple years while a new stadi ... More >>
After months of insisting that Arden Hills is the team's preferred site for a new Vikings stadium, it appears ownership is warming to the idea of staying in downtown Minneapolis.During meetings with state political leaders yesterday, owner Zygi Wilf reportedly displayed maps showing how a new sta ... More >>
Another city is trying to lure the Vikings from Minnesota, according to Vikings spokesman Lester Bagley.Although Los Angeles has long been rumored to covet our football team, Bagley recently dropped the bombshell that another city has also been wooing the Vikes during the past year. However, he w ... More >>
The Legislature will take another shot at making a new Vikings stadium a reality.Here we go again. Now that the Legislature appears to be nearing the end of debate on some seriously draconian bills that slash spending on education, health and human services, it's going to take up the matter ... More >>
Would the Vikings turn California purple?The owners of the Minnesota Vikings really, really want you to finance them a new stadium. And the specter of the team relocating to a city more amenable to upgraded real estate has long been part of its MO for wrangling a new, taxpayer-funded stadium ... More >>
Vikings vice president Lester Bagley says he wasn't surprised by the findings.
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Staffs gutted. Secrets stolen. A traitorous publisher forced to defend his actions in court. The future has never looked bleaker for the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press.
The ink-stained Benedict Arnold gets his comeuppance in court
You look at the Vikings and see a football team. Zygi Wilf looks at the Vikings and sees a key that might unlock countless added development deals— here or somewhere else.
Neighborhood groups say the Gopher/Vikings stadium drive is going too fast