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Mayor Rybak among those not pleased with Coleman plan

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak wants Target Center renovated, not mothballed.

He rejected St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman's idea to consolidate the NBA Timberwolves games and other events at the Minneapolis arena into the newer XCEL Energy Center in St. Paul.

"I met with Mayor Coleman to hear his plan and will consider all ideas to keep the Vikings in Minnesota," Rybak said.

"However, after two decades of investing tax dollars in a civic building and important economic engine, it would be a mistake to close theTarget Center and move the Timberwolves. The sensible solution is to renovate the Target Center.”

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