Four commissioners who supported new Twins stadium receive threats
Four commissioners from Hennepin County who voted for a tax on the new Minnesota Twins stadium have received about five threatening letters each over the past year, authorities said.
Two of the letters read "What do you do with someone who steals tax dollars?" and â€œJudgment Day is coming,â€? said commissioner Mark Stenglein who is one of the four to have received the letters.
"It's creepy when they send it to your house," Stenglein said, according to the Star Tribune.
The four who received the letters are Stenglein, Mike Opat, Peter McLaughlin and Randy Johnson.
The three commissioners who voted against the tax have not received any threats, according to KARE 11.
Robbinsdale Police Chief Wayne Shellum said he is looking for two men who robbed commissioner Opat Tuesday night outside his home. Opat was robbed at gunpoint and had his wallet and Jeep stolen.
"It's been a long week," Opat said, according to the Star Tribune. "This week my job looks a lot less attractive than last week."