As Vikings stadium bill is unveiled, even supporters raise questions The debate over a Vikings stadium will finally begin in earnest next week at the State Capitol, as legislative supporters officially introduce a bill outlining the details of how it will be built and who will pay for it. The text of the bill was released today, and shows that Gov. Dayton made a concession to try to get one key interest group on board.5:20 p.m.
Many downtown Mpls restaurants OK with sales taxes for stadium If the Vikings stadium bill unveiled Friday becomes law, downtown Minneapolis restaurant patrons will pick up part of the tab for the new facility. The plan taps a set of existing Minneapolis sales taxes that currently support the city's Convention Center. But many downtown restaurateurs say they don't mind the taxes if it means the Vikings will stay in Minneapolis.5:24 p.m.
PoliGraph: Dayton claim on Minneapolis taxes in range Dayton's claim about property taxes in downtown Minneapolis is nearly correct: businesses and residents in the heart of the city paid a little less than a third of all the city's property taxes last year.5:52 p.m.
Cube Critics: Talking about Tilda Every day is "Tilda Swinton Day" if you're MPR arts reporter Euan Kerr. He and Stephanie Curtis, the Movie Maven, talk about Swinton's latest film, "We Need to Talk About Kevin," in this week's edition of Cube Critics.6:25 p.m.
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