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Continued: Readers Write (Sept. 29): Racial inequities, Jason Lewis, Pope Francis, Katherine Kersten, MNsure, the Wilfs

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Chump change. That’s the amount that the Wilfs are ordered to pay by a New Jersey judge for breaching their fiduciary duty to former business partners (“Vikings owners face $84.5M fine in NJ case,” Sept. 24) Chumps: Residents of a prosperous Midwestern state who will now enrich the Wilfs with a sweet financing deal for a new stadium. Change: Nothing — the deal must go through.

Legal appeals in the New Jersey case appear certain. Appeals to the Minnesota governor to end this relationship appear hopeless.


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The question of whether the Wilfs can afford to pay for their share of the Vikings’ new stadium is moot thanks to the fraud verdict. The real question for Gov. Mark Dayton and the rest of those working on the stadium deal is: Have you lost all sense of reality? These days, we’re still watching for the smallest hint of economic recovery, and you want taxpayers to contribute millions in partnership with two men with a proven history of defrauding previous business partners? Who do our state politicians work for — the Wilfs, or the people of the great state of Minnesota?


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Twin Cities International Elementary charter school should have been included on the “Beat the Odds’’ school chart that accompanied the Sept. 22 editorial. The north Minneapolis school has a 96.5 percent poverty rate and a 63.5 percent proficiency rate in math.

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