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Stop the stadium lease signings now!

  • The long-awaited  public showdown between the Wilfs and Gov. Dayton is now at hand.
  • Wilfs ordered to pay $84.5M in New Jersey real estate fraud case.
  • Stadium contract isn't final, so let's get a better deal.

Will Shapira, Special to Evergreene Digest

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | Because I never receive a response after submitting ideas on various topics to Gov. Dayton via his website, I am addressing the following to his chief of staff, Ms. Tina Smith,  in the hope she will share it with him.

After reading the alarming, enraging scenario about the Wilfs outlined by state Rep. Bob Barrett in today's (9/24) StarTribune (Wilfs ordered to pay $84.5M in New Jersey real estate fraud case), I urge Gov. Dayton and the Legislature to immediately order the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority to delay any lease signings with the Vikings until these very disturbing questions are explored by the governor, the Legislature, the MSFA and perhaps the attorney general, state audtior and other state watchdogs who could become actively involved in this billion-dollar matter.

Will Shapira is a Minnesota free-lance writer and activist.

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Wilfs ordered to pay $84.5M in New Jersey real estate fraud case, Cory Mitchell, Minneapolis (MN) StarTribune

September 24, 2013 | Money in fraud case going to former partners, but Wilfs’ attorneys expect the new Vikings stadium to open before the appeals process in the case ends.

 

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Stadium contract isn't final, so let's get a better dealRubén Rosario, St. Paul (MN) Pioneer Press

09/23/2013 | Wake up, Minnesota. This was a bad deal for the public from the get-go and a great deal for millionaires and billionaires.