Wednesday, January 22, 2014
(St. Paul, MN) -- The state will start selling 468-million dollars in bonds by the end of the week to pay for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium. The Minnesota Supreme Court tossed out a legal challenge yesterday to the bond sale, ruling it has no jurisdiction in the matter. Former Minneapolis mayoral candidate Douglas Mann filed the lawsuit with two others and argued the use of Minneapolis sales tax revenue for repaying state bonds violated the constitution. The stadium is scheduled to open in time for the 2016 NFL season.