Six myths the mainstream media perpetuates
The Metrodome is for sale: Can anyone lend Zygi a quarter?In the hectic lead-up to the proposed special session that will or will not approve a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings, all things are on the table. The latest proposal is no crazier than the other ones -- for example, gettin' in the ... More >>
Arne Carlson: Tsk, tsk, C.J.Former Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson has taken the Star Tribune and its gossip columnist C.J. to task for writing up the scandalous details of what looks like the end of Ted Mondale's marriage. Ted, son of Walter and currently the head of the Metropolitan Sports Faci ... More >>
minnesotavikings.comThe Vikings' new schloss.Just hours before a press conference called by the Minnesota Vikings and Ramsey County to announce Arden Hills as the site for a new NFL stadium, the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission released a cost comparison chart for the two sites. In ... More >>
Photo: MSFCThis is what $18 million dollars in roof looks like.The Metrodome will soon be whole again. If all goes as planned, the new roof will be up by the last week of July, says Bill Lester, executive director of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission. After that, they'll need to ... More >>
Will the Metrodome be repaired in time?The Minnesota Vikings have released their preseason schedule, which includes hosting Dallas at home sometime between Aug. 25-28. The question is, where will "home" be? More than that, will there even be a season, let alone a preseason?
The Metrodome, looking rough.Talk about getting kicked when you're down -- or maybe deflated: The Metrodome has been ranked as the worst stadium in the National Football League. And to make matters worse, the cheeseheads get to gloat, because Lambeau Field took top honors in the same survey ... More >>
The Metrodome roof collapsed early in the morning Dec. 12.The same day that it released new video showing how the Metrodome's roof collapsed in the first place, the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission has voted to replace the 10-acre roof rather than make repairs. They're following th ... More >>
Not ready for TwinsFest, or anything else for a while.TwinsFest is moving to the National Sports Center in Blaine because the collapsed Metrodome won't be repaired in time to host the annual fan extravaganza. Besides the change in venue, and a more limited number of tickets, the Twins say th ... More >>
MSFCThe Metrodome's woes pile up.At least nine Teflon panels from the Metrodome roof will need to be replaced, maybe even more, in the wake of the Dec. 11 blizzard that caused the dome to collapse the following day. Pat Milan, spokesman for the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, told ... More >>
MSFCThe Metrodome roof still isn't safe for repair crews.Ice and snow have started to build up in the remaining collapsed roof panels over the Metrodome field, and workers today fired a shotgun round into one of them to bring it down as a precaution. Three of the panels dramatically gave way ... More >>
MSFCThe aftermath of the blizzard.The video of the Metrodome's roof collapse during the blizzard was amazing to watch. Thankfully, no one was hurt. Now the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission has published photos from the roof and inside the dome in the wake of debacle. Take a look:
More big trouble. Another hole opened in the Metrodome roof, following Sunday's collapse (above).The Metrodome's Teflon roof, already deflated and defeated from the weekend blizzard, tore open a fourth time yesterday. There were workers on the field, but no one was hurt when the panel ripped ... More >>
Rebuilding the Metrodome would cost $870 million, less than previously estimated, according to a report presented today.
Fresh on the heels of a report that found the Twin Cities can't afford four pro sports teams, the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission is set to release a report tomorrow making the case for a new stadium.
While most Minnesotans were continuing their celebrations last night, workers at the Metrodome were anxious for everyone to get off the field and out of the building so they could start their work converting the field back into a baseball diamond.
Hubert's -- What will become of thee?
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Two teams enter, one team leaves
Does the Metrodome roof contain the world's largest swastika? The poor Minnesota Twins. Despite a decade of trying to hornswoggle taxpayers into ponying up a couple of hundred million dollars for a new ballpark, the public remains firmly opposed to the idea. The Star Tribune's Minnesota Poll recentl ... More >>
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Minneapolis's brave new riverfront will have parks, museums, and upscale condos. Who said subsidized housing was just for the poor?
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