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Statement from Governor Mark Dayton on Stadium Proposal

April 01, 2011

Governor Mark Dayton today offered the following statement regarding a new stadium proposal announced by legislators:
“I have consistently said that jobs - putting Minnesotans back to work - must be our top priority, along with balancing the State's budget.  Building a ‘people's stadium’ will provide good jobs for several thousand Minnesotans.  This bill is a good start, and gets the stadium discussion started within the Legislature.  It includes what I view as essential elements of a stadium bill, particularly that no general fund dollars be used to pay for it.  It’s up to the Legislature to move this forward, but I am ready to work with them to create a ‘people’s stadium.’”