Instead of scrambling, state Sen. Sean Nienow says, Minnesota should slow down, put the entire stadium venture on hold, and figure out a secure way of paying for a new home for the Vikings.
"Are we really going to build a sports stadium and take money from education, health care and maintaining roads?" Nienow said in a statement Thursday. "In whose world is that a good idea?"
Nienow and state Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, are introducing legislation that would delay the sale of the first stadium bonds until the the Minnesota Management and Budget office certifies that the state has raised enough money to make its annual payments.
After hours of ringing alarm bells in national GOP circles over whether Donald Trump is in danger of not getting on Minnesota's presidential ballot, the Trump campaign says everything is in working order and voters will have a chance to cast their ballot for him in November.
Interest groups spent less slightly money lobbying state government in 2015 than in the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.
Small mistakes continue to bedevil and ultimately wreck the Twins. Wednesday, a baserunning gaffe cost a run, a failure to turn a double play provided the Tigers an extra out, and Detroit took advantage.
Money will go to pay the first installment of the state's share of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium. The Minnesota Department of Revenue reports that the money will be available Sept. 1, which is months before construction begins on the new stadium.