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The Latest: Mondale quits body overseeing Vikings stadium

February 16, 2017
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on departures at the authority overseeing management of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium (all times local):

2:40 p.m.

The executive director of the authority overseeing the Minnesota Vikings' stadium has resigned, joining the chairwoman in leaving after weeks of criticism over questionable use of luxury suites by family and friends.

Ted Mondale announced his resignation from the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority Thursday in a statement that came hours after chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen resigned.

The authority was targeted by Republicans at the Minnesota Legislature for lack of judgment.

A recent legislative audit found that nearly half of the tickets for a pair of suites controlled by the stadium authority were issued to friends and family of top officials. No laws were broken but GOP lawmakers are pushing to reshape authority governance.

It leaves a leadership vacuum at the oversight board as Minnesota gears up to host the 2018 Super Bowl.

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7:57 a.m.

The chairwoman of the authority overseeing the Minnesota Vikings' stadium has resigned after weeks of criticism over questionable use of luxury suites by family and friends.

Michelle Kelm-Helgen announced her resignation Thursday in a letter in which she said it was "in the public interest" to step down.

A recent legislative audit found that nearly half of the tickets for a pair of suites controlled by the stadium authority were issued to friends and family of top officials.

No state laws were broken, but Republican legislators have been pursuing major changes to the authority structure.

 
 

 

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