On Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 2, 2014) about a dozen simultaneous detonations severed the cables holding up the tattered remains of the Metrodome's roof. Video courtesy of Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.
As chair of the government agency charged with overseeing one of the largest, most controversial projects in state history, Michele Kelm-Helgen has experienced her share of drama.
It took crews about 35 minutes to deflate the Metrodome on Saturday morning.
The Metrodome is being demolished to make way for the nearly $1 billion new Vikings stadium.
*Updated to clarify the nature of Mann's lawsuit
The sale of $486 million in state bonds to fund the new Vikings stadium has been delayed after another last-second legal challenge, which could push back the stadium’s opening date by a year.
Four out of the five claims made in a last-second lawsuit against Ryan Construction's Downtown East development were dismissed by a Hennepin County judge today.
An emergency hearing was held this morning to hear arguments stemming from a lawsuit filed against Minneapolis by former City Council President Paul Ostrow and former mayoral candidates Stephanie Woodrow and Dan Cohen regarding the five-block Downtown East development deal.
The City Council unanimously approved the financing plan for the $400 million Downtown East development plan at its last meeting of the year today.
After years of lobbying, hard-fought political battles at the state and local level and several unforeseen setbacks, the Vikings held a ceremonial groundbreaking for their new stadium Tuesday.
The first major construction activity for the new Vikings stadium has started today.
Crews are excavating and hauling dirt from the parking lot on the east side of the Metrodome.