Running for a cause


For Doug Mann’s mayoral campaign, the most important date looming on the calendar isn’t a debate or rally, it’s a hearing.

The long-shot Green Party candidate aims to get a question on the November ballot seeking voter approval for the use of city funds on a new Vikings stadium — just as the city charter requires for sports stadium subsidies greater than $10 million. The stadium bill signed in May 2012 by Gov. Mark Dayton sidestepped that charter provision, but Mann maintains the plan violates the state constitution.



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