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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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Duluth: We’ll continue seeking state funds for Wade Stadium renovations

Duluth officials say they’ll continue seeking state funds for a renovation of the WPA-era Wade Stadium, home of the Duluth Huskies (summer collegiate; Northwoods League). Wade Stadium is in need of repairs and upgrades. The Huskies and Duluth officials have put forth a $8.1 million renovation plan, one that keeps the historic nature of the ballpark while upgrading […]

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Another WPA ballpark to bite the dust

Al Krueger Field, a Perham (Minn.) WPA ballpark that’s hosted Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (independent; American Association) exhibitions, is slated to be torn down because of unsafe conditions. Some background. In 1935, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) launched as an initiative from the Roosevelt Administration to bring financial relief necessitated by the Great Depression. It expanded on […]

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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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Wade Stadium / Duluth Huskies

Is there a better place on the planet to watch a ballgame? Forget about Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park — give us the simple joys of a Duluth Huskies game at Wade Stadium. Sure, there’s no exploding scoreboard, no sideshows like trained pigs or Norwegians, no nuns dispensing massages. But the Wade — which faced […]

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