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May 26, 2011
St. Paul mayor: Everybody gets a new stadium!
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman entered the Minnesota Vikings stadium debate with a bang yesterday, issuing a complex plan to use local sales tax hikes and a statewide liquor tax to: build a Vikings stadium in Minneapolis, move the Timberwolves and Lynx to St. Paul's XCel Center (which would receive $75 million in upgrades for the current tenants, the Wild), redevelop the Target Center, and build a new stadium for the minor-league baseball St. Paul Saints...
...and the Vikings and the Wolves owners already hate the idea, and that's before even getting into the problems getting approval for all those tax hikes. But at least Coleman got his name in the paper.