Thursday, February 4, 2010

Minnesota Governor Warming Up to New Stadium


Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty appears to be warming up to the idea of using public funds to help build a football stadium that would house the Vikings. Pawlenty said that some proceeds from a new lottery game could be a potential funding source.

Perhaps Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has seen the light.

For years, Minnesota’s top executive has shown no interest in using public money to subsidize a football stadium to assure the Vikings’ long-term future in the state. In a radio interview Wednesday, however, the governor came as close as he ever has to supporting the idea of using funds to help finance a stadium.

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