Kelm-Helgen was charged with overseeing construction of the $1 billion Vikings stadium, which is expected to open in 2016.
What happened: The new stadium is now 25 percent complete, with several identifying, angular steel beams erected. The project’s payroll has included more than 2,000 people. Kelm-Helgen was also a member of two bidding committees that successfully landed the 2018 Super Bowl and 2019 Final Four for the stadium. Kelm-Helgen has been criticized for her handling of some of the Vikings demands, specifically for allowing a seat-license fee to be attached to 75 percent of the new stadium’s seats — an expense that will be shouldered by the fans, relieving team owner Zygi Wilf from some of his financial obligations.