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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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Dayton confirms: $25M for new Saints ballpark

The final step in funding a new St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) is complete, as Gov. Mark Dayton signs off on $25 million in state bonding proceeds for the project. Earlier this week the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) recommended the spending, out of 90 projects submitted to be part of $47.5 million […]

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Saints ballpark bill suffers setback in Senate

Proposed state funding for a new St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) ballpark suffered a setback in a Minnesota Senate bonding proposal, where the project was totally zeroed out. The Senate Republicans unveiled a $496-million bonding bill today, and the proposal was pretty naked in its politics: the mostly rural caucus failed to include funding […]

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Duluth Huskies unveil renovation plan for Wade Stadium

Duluth’s historic WPA-era Wade Stadium would be extensively renovated under a game plan unveiled yesterday by the Duluth Huskies (summer collegiate; Northwoods League). It’s a pretty cool plan, one that keeps the historic nature of the ballpark while upgrading the mechanicals and overhauling fan spaces. For the fans, a new parking-lot-side entry would be added, […]

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Vikings stadium debate could help Saints, Huskies — but unlikely to happen

A proposed new St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) ballpark and a renovation of Duluth’s Wade Stadium could be part of any bonding bill for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium — but the Legislature is unlikely to meet in special session to consider the issue. The state of Minnesota made national headlines with a 20-day […]

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Clock ticking on new Saints ballpark funding

With the Minnesota Legislature coming down to the wire on big issues like a $5 billion budget deficit, it’s looking increasingly unlikely legislators will be passing a state bonding bill this year — and that means the St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) could be waiting another year for new-ballpark funding. Traditionally, the state bonds […]

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