Ted Mondale

  • News

    March 14, 2012

    Vikings stadium proposal isn't for the "people"

    Six myths the mainstream media perpetuates

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Vikings, Rybak, Dayton, pro-Vikes legislators finally unveil stadium plan

    ​After months of hearing lawmakers carp that they couldn't speak to whether they support using public money for a new Vikings stadium without seeing a detailed proposal, a plan has finally emerged.During a news conference earlier today, Gov. Dayton and the Vikings unveiled a $975 million stadium p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Vikings warming to idea of staying in Minneapolis

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Arne Carlson vs. C.J. and the Star Tribune

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Wilfs sweeten Vikings Stadium pot with extra $30 million

    Will this concept ever see the light of day?​Friday was supposed to be deadline day for the Minnesota Vikings owners and the Legislature to reach a deal for a billion-dollar stadium in Ramsey County supported in part by taxpayers. They blew the deadline, they're still talking, and the state i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Vikings stadium bill deadline may be Friday

    Does this stadium have a purple hue?​Minnesota legislators and the governor already don't seem likely to reach a July 1 agreement on whether to raise taxes to keep the state's government functioning. Now they've set themselves a Friday deadline to try and resolve the $130 million gap between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Vikings in talks to move to L.A.

    The future home of the Los Angeles Vikings?​The hoopla surrounding the Vikings' billion-dollar stadium deal with Arden Hills sure seemed to fizzle once everyone realized the thing might actually cost taxpayers a boatload of money. So is anyone truly shocked that the Vikings are entertaining an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Vikings stadium madness: Minneapolis back on drawing board

    Sen. Julie Rosen has some buyer's remorse.​Two bits of WTF stand out after yesterday's meeting between NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and all the parties involved in trying to find the Vikings a new home. The first is that, whatever the final dollar amount the NFL decides to kick in to suppor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Ted Mondale is the latest Vikings stadium party pooper

    Ahem. About that $175 million?​Ted Mondale, the governor's point man on steering a stadium deal that will keep the Vikings in Minnesota, pointed out today that all this self-congratulatory backslapping between Ramsey County and the Wilf brothers (and SaveTheVikes) over a new stadium in Arden H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    St. Paul Vikings?

    Pipe dream?​The Legislature is evidently too busy writing discrimination into the state constitution these days to take up the Vikings stadium bill, but the wheeling and dealing over the facility's location -- and who benefits -- continues behind the scenes. Can you say, "St. Paul Vikings?"

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    New Metrodome roof collapse video released

    Another view of the collapse of the Metrodome roof.​New video of the collapse of the Metrodome's roof was just released by the Metrodome Sports Facilities Commission.The footage shows snow begin to trickle through the Teflon roof, which sags at an ever-quickening pace until it covers up the enti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Metrodome collapse: Scientific American dissects obsolete design

    Worth repairing?​Snowmageddon collapsed the Metrodome, and now the deadly cold weather of late is stymieing an effort to assess the damage and get a plan in place for having it shipshape for the Vikings this fall. There's a chance that it may not be ready for preseason football on time. The compa ... More >>

  • News

    September 5, 2007

    War Torn

    As a young radical, Norm Coleman protested the Vietnam War. Now his support for the Iraq quagmire may swallow his political career.

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2006

    Lukewarm Strib endorsement goes to Erlandson

    Minnesota's largest daily gives Sabo aide the nod in DFL primary against Ellison, Junge, and Ostrow. The vote is September 12.

  • News

    March 10, 2004

    You Can't Get There from Here

    Is the bus shutdown part of the Governor's grand plan?

  • Books

    October 3, 2001


    Lisa McDonald talks about going from a contender to an also-ran, and hints at a future return

  • News

    August 29, 2001

    Learn Public Relations

    Earn $150 to $450 an hour!

  • News

    May 23, 2001

    Teds Excellent Adventure

    Ted Mondale thought he could sweet-talk the 'burbs into building their share of affordable housing-- but Eagan told him to get lost.

  • News

    February 14, 2001

    Dr. Gridlock

    Lynn Woodward sold men's clothing, made millions in real estate, and raced Corvettes at 120 mph. Now he dreams of a car-free society.

  • News

    September 23, 1998
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    September 9, 1998
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    September 2, 1998

    One More Time

    They say people who fish and farm can't elect a governor anymore. Tell that to Doug Johnson

  • Books

    June 10, 1998

    Party Animus

    With the outcome all but determined on the first ballot, last weekend's DFL convention in St. Cloud was about as civilized as a war could get

  • News

    April 30, 1997

    Guv Groupies

    A key hire by the Dayton campaign marks the start of the gubernatorial sweepstakes

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    March 20, 1996
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    January 17, 1996