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Get tougher on Vikings in stadium negotiations
In the recently publicized legal proceeding between the Wilfs and their business partners in a New Jersey real-estate development, the judge said the Minnesota Vikings owners committed fraud, breach of contract and more (“Wilfs are on notice: Keep state deal clean,” Aug. 13).
Comments by Gov. Mark Dayton have implied that the Vikings got too good a deal in their lease agreement for the new stadium regarding their plan to sell personal seat licenses for preferred seating locations.
If this is the case, advise those negotiating on behalf of the state in the final agreement to “renege” on that portion of the proposed agreement. Even without that source of revenue, the agreement is still so favorable to the Vikings that they will accept the stadium deal.
NEIL NAFTALIN, Minneapolis
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More answers needed from superintendent
Minneapolis Schools Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson and company owe the Washburn High School community an apology for the rash decision to hire Patrick Exner as principal (“Johnson says she didn’t know about missed reference check,” Aug. 15). Aside from the fact that Exner is accused of lying on his résumé and about enrollment as well as cheating on student test scores, does someone who ran a tiny charter school really qualify to run a large, urban high school? Common sense says no.
KARIN WARD, Minneapolis
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Term limits just may be the only real solution
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