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M.A. Mortenson not up to the task for an NFL stadium

M.A. Mortenson not up to the task for an NFL stadium

Mar. 5 | Construction manager track record in construction: junior varsity   In these columns a year ago, I called attention to the concerns making the Minnesota Vikings uncomfortable with the selection of M.A. Mortenson as construction manager for the...

Chief Janeé Harteau is doing a good job

Chief Janeé Harteau is doing a good job

Nov. 20 | No need to replace her   Minneapolis celebrates the election of its second female in the history of City Government, Betsy Hodges, bringing discussion about her representing diversity balance. Really? How, when for the next four years there...

The Wilfs prevail

The Wilfs prevail

Oct. 16 | Vikings owners make clean sweep   The Vikings and Sports Authority signed their new stadium agreement on October 3rd, resulting in Vikings ownership prevailing on their stated goals regarding the lease agreement, licensing, naming rights,...

White professionals already cashing in on ‘People’s Stadium’ — But promises that construction will benefit communities of color remain unkept as deadlines approach

White professionals already cashing in on ‘People’s Stadium’ — But promises that construction will benefit communities of color remain unkept as deadlines approach

Aug. 28 |       By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   While there is much talk about possible delays in the construction of the “People’s Stadium,” it appears that the Vikings and MSFA are still confident it will be built. And according...

Give African Americans a fair shot at success

Give African Americans a fair shot at success

Jun. 26 | An open letter to Governor Mark Dayton   My name is Willie Johnson. I am not a politician, I am just a citizen. I have never written to a politician before. Sir, you are the first one. Personally, to me other governors before you lacked political...

Another strong-arm tactic to divert taxpayer dollars to franchise owners’ bottom line

Another strong-arm tactic to divert taxpayer dollars to franchise owners’ bottom line

Feb. 20 |     Short of a new building, local taxpayers should pay for improvements to the downtown arena where the Minnesota Timberwolves play, according to NBA Commissioner David Stern. These “Stern comments” came a couple of weeks ago prior to...

So much for 32 percent Black participation in stadium construction — When will the State deposit its $50M statutory requirement?

So much for 32 percent Black participation in stadium construction — When will the State deposit its $50M statutory requirement?

Feb. 6 |     Vikings People’s-no-new-taxes stadium is unraveling for the African American community. “It’s ours” ballyhoo regarding Minnesota has become “it’s mine” for NFL, the Wizard of Oz behind the Vikings’ curtain. • 32 percent...

City election 2013 candidates face some tough funding issues — Paying for the Vikings stadium is chief among them

City election 2013 candidates face some tough funding issues — Paying for the Vikings stadium is chief among them

Dec. 19 |   The City of Minneapolis is preparing for the elections of 2013. It will, in all probability, be a very contentious election, with a three-term mayor on the political ropes. The key factor that will influence candidates to run and determine...

Sgt. Pat King moves across the street — Law enforcement officer moves to Henn. Co. sheriff’s department

Sgt. Pat King moves across the street — Law enforcement officer moves to Henn. Co. sheriff’s department

Oct. 24 |   Last week there was a lot of surprise and concern in law enforcement circles regarding how this new chapter in Cowboy King’s history could take place: being transferred to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department’s Violent Offender Task...

Vikings stadium officials promise  32 percent diversity hiring!

Vikings stadium officials promise 32 percent diversity hiring!

Oct. 17 | But no one seems to have a copy of the equity plan      At a small, special meeting I attended at the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) Wednesday, October 10 that included MSFA Chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen and Executive Director...