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Duluth approves first round of Wade Stadium renovations

A $4.6-million renovation of Wade Stadium, home of the Duluth Huskies (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) will begin this fall and extend into next spring. The renovation work will be done in two parts, with $2.3 million coming from the state and $2.3 million coming from Duluth. The historic ballpark, which opened in 1941 with assistance […]

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Wade Stadium renovation funding strikes out

A request of state funding for renovations to Wade Stadium, home of the Duluth Huskies (summer collegiate; Northwoods League), was not included in an initial bonding request from Gov. Mark Dayton. Every two years the state of Minnesota passes a bonding bill for projects throughout the state. Local municipalities send requests to the governor’s office, […]

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State recommends funding of Saints ballpark

The Minnesota Department of Employment of Economic Development has recommended the state spend $27 million on a new St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) ballpark. The department was charged by the Minnesota Legislature earlier this year to spend $47.5 million of the biannual bonding request on important statewide projects. Out of 90 proposed projects, the Saints […]

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St. Paul council to vote on state ballpark-funding request

The St. Paul City Council is expected to unanimously approve a request of state funding for a new St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) ballpark today. The city will put together a funding request for $27 million from a $47.5 million economic-development fund overseen by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). This would cover half […]

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St. Paul: We’ll request economic-development funds for new Saints ballpark

It’s more than a little premature, but St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has informed the state his city will request $27 million for a new St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) ballpark. Why premature? The state hasn’t even put together the criteria for how the money will be allocated. The Minnesota Legislature, in making the […]

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