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A sense of urgency has taken over the proposal for a new Vikings stadium with a Minnesota visit from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to occur on Friday.
Goodell will meet with Gov. Mark Dayton and other Minnesota legislators in an attempt to help out with the stalled stadium bill.
Dayton spoke with Goodell this morning and afterward gave a warning, not a threat, that if the stadium bill fails to pass this session the team's future in Minnesota may be at risk, according to a Fox 9 news report.
"It was very clear that the Vikings will be 'in play' if this is unresolved, or unfavorably resolved in this session," Dayton said, as reported by WCCO.
Other similar situations that have occurred in the past are being brought up in the discussion such as the moving of the Cleveland Browns in 1995, also due to stadium issues
Although the pressure has ramped up in the stadium debate, Dayton continues to hold out for a solution.
"As our people recognize the urgency of this situation they're willing to step up and do what leaders do, which is to persuade others to support something as vital to the interests of Minnesota." he said in the Fox 9 news report.

Classic drinks steal the show at Eat Street Social

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Eat Street Social opened in February of this year on Eat Street in southwest Minneapolis and is being hailed for its hip yet nostalgic feel.
City Pages made sure to note the custom bar outfitted with a classic soda fountain and the Eat Street Social egg cream as selling points.
Kare 11 also hailed the restaurant's egg cream calling it a drink "worthy of a hangover if it had any booze in it".
The quality of the drinks may be attributed to the founders of folks who mix each one, founders of Bittercube Nick Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz.
These mixologists craft their own syrup bitters and use them in the drinks at Eat Street Social.
"Everything is made in house, the pineapple, the vanilla syrup and we add our own citric acid," Kosevich told Kare 11.

Reactivation of Occupy Minneapolis ends in arrests

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Police arrested a number of people involved in the Occupy movement Saturday night when displaced protesters took to the streets and impeded traffic.
Starting at around noon demonstrators began to gather at Peavey Plaza and Loring Park in Minneapolis in an attempt to refuel the fire that the Occupy movement had last fall, the Star Tribune reported.
Demonstrators set up tents at Peavey Plaza in order to take shelter from the rain and the trouble started later when police ordered the tents to be taken down at around 8 p.m.
Activists disassembled the tents and marched to the other Occupy location at Loring Park, chanting and stopping cars along the way.
"They were blocking traffic and refusing to disperse," sergeant Steve McCarty told the Star Tribune.
Kare 11 reported the number of arrests to be 12 while the Star Tribune put the number to be around 15.

Negotiators working on a deal for the new Vikings football stadium have drawn up a plan that will look toward electronic bingo and pull tabs to fund the almost $400 million contribution from the state.
A previous plan proposed for the stadium involving charitable gambling did not appeal to charitable gambling officials as they felt the tax relief outlined in the plan was not significant enough.
According to the Star Tribune, though, the most current proposal would give $36 million annually in tax relief to charitable gaming in Minnesota, a 29 percent decrease.
King Wilson, executive director of Allied Charities of Minnesota, spoke with MPR News and said this tax restructuring has made the overall deal acceptable to his group.
"As we said early on, this is not going to be a simple solution," he told MPR. "It was complex, but I think we've come up with something that's very fair and good for all."
The new proposal will be heard for the first time in front of the Minnesota House Commerce Committee on Monday.

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