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Dayton: Supreme Court Must Act Quickly On Stadium

By Sara Boyd

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he hopes the Minnesota Supreme Court will act quickly on a lawsuit that’s trying to block the state from selling construction bonds for the new Vikings stadium.

Dayton says Tuesday that he sees the whole project at risk if the court […]

Sides Hone Arguments In Minn. Vikings Stadium Case

By Jeff Wald

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Parties to a lawsuit over the Minnesota Vikings stadium project are under orders to submit arguments to the state Supreme Court.

People trying to halt a state bond sale hope the high court will intervene. Both they and state officials have until Thursday afternoon to […]

State Presses For Dismissal Of Minn. Stadium Case

By Jeff Wald

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A state agency that was to sell bonds for the Minnesota Vikings stadium says a lawsuit holding up that $468 million offering is flawed.

Department of Minnesota Management and Budget lawyers pressed the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to dismiss the case. It was filed Friday, […]

Zygi Wilf Strikes Back At NJ Court Ruling

By Eric Henderson

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf is moving to invalidate a court decision that demands his family pay $100 million in damages and legal fees over a broken business deal.

The Wilfs formally appealed a ruling that found the real estate developers committed fraud, violated civil racketeering […]

Minn. To Sell Vikings Stadium Bonds Next Week

By Eric Henderson

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings stadium project is about to get its formal infusion of money from the state.

The Department of Minnesota Management and Budget will sell $467 million in bonds early next week to cover the public share of the $1 billion construction budget. The bond […]

Zulgad: Where does Minnesota rank among NFL head coaching vacancies?

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Rick Spielman made it clear Monday afternoon that he will conduct an “extensive search” as he attempts to find a replacement for Leslie Frazier.

The Minnesota Vikings general manager would like to have a coach hired by the Senior Bowl in late January but admitted that he could […]

GM Spielman’s first coaching search will be ‘extensive’ and ‘tedious’

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – The Minnesota Vikings search for a new head coach won’t be quick or easy.

General Manager Rick Spielman addressed the media on Monday just hours after coach Leslie Frazier was fired. Even though Spielman claimed the decision to fire Frazier was recent, he had done extensive homework […]

The scene from Leslie Frazier’s final address, as told by his players

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – As one of his final acts at Winter Park, Leslie Frazier addressed his team Monday morning after he was fired. He talked to the collected players, who were quiet and battled to suppress emotions. At least one player shed a tear.

Frazier didn’t cry but players said they […]

Ponder wants to start somewhere, wouldn’t be surprised to see new QB

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – A motif across the Minnesota Vikings locker room on Monday morning was simple: things move quickly in the NFL.

Not one player on the Vikings can speak on that from this year’s experiences more than former 12th-overall pick Christian Ponder, who was anointed as the team’s franchise […]

Leslie Frazier fired as Vikings head coach

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Adrian Peterson claimed he would lobby to ownership for coach Leslie Frazier on Monday. He likely never got the chance.

Frazier has been fired as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, according to a release from the team.

Other media outlets had reported Sunday that Frazier would […]