Stadium Authority bans family and friends in Authority-controlled suites

MinnPost photo by Peter Callaghan
U.S. Bank Stadium

Those Stadium Authority posts just got a little less plum. The Star Tribune’s Rochelle Olson reports: “The agency that runs U.S. Bank Stadium banned friends and family from using two luxury suites that for weeks has embroiled in controversy the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and its leaders. … By a voice vote Friday morning at its regularly scheduled meeting, the MSFA adopted the new policy, which it had proposed earlier in the week.”

Isle Royale will continue to have wolves. The Duluth News Tribune’s John Myers reports: “Isle Royale’s decimated wolf population should get a life saving infusion of 20-30 new wolves, National Park Service announced Friday. … The Park Service released its draft report on what to do about the Lake Superior island’s wolf population that has been slowly declining due to inbreeding and genetic deformities and is now down to just two animals. … Scientists with Michigan Technological University who have been studying the island’s wolves and moose populations for 58 years have said for years that the wolves need new blood or they face extinction. … Now, the Park Service appears ready to take that step. … Some people had suggested that the Park Service stay out of the situation and let the island’s wolves run their course, saying the definition of federal wilderness is an area not impacted by human action.”

Kind of surprising this would be the best option. The Forum’s Amy Dalrymple writes: “Crews at the Belle Fourche Pipeline spill near Belfield are doing tests to see if burning the spilled oil will be a viable cleanup option. … Contractors were working Thursday, Dec. 15, in coordination with the North Dakota Department of Health to isolate an area and attempt to burn some of the oil that has contaminated Ash Coulee Creek, a tributary of the Little Missouri River, said Bill Suess, spill investigation program manager.”

Interestingly, this guy was trying to get the Athletic Director job last year. WCCO’s Eric Nelson reports: “The attorney representing 10 suspended Gopher football players is speaking out. … WCCO Radio’s Eric Nelson interviewed Lee Hutton, the former Gopher player who’s the attorney for the ten suspended players, on Thursday. Hutton said players are mainly taking issue with the lack of respect to due process in Coyle and Kaler’s decision and the lack of support from the university.”

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Pat Terry on 12/16/2016 - 02:02 pm.

    Stadium suites

    Mondale and Kelm-Helgen need to go. Two political hacks doing one unnecessary job.

  2. Submitted by Henk Tobias on 12/18/2016 - 10:50 am.

    Gophers chose THIS to take a stand on?

    I just read the report on the assault that these guys perpetrated on that poor woman. After reading what these guys did, 10 to 20 of them! the season should be suspended and the entire team should be put on probation. These fools chose to make a stand for their teammates “right” to assault someone like this? Seriuosly? The U football program needs help, serious help.

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