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Sides hone arguments in Minnesota Vikings stadium case

Published 10:03am Thursday, January 16, 2014

ST. PAUL — Parties to a lawsuit over the Minnesota Vikings stadium project are under orders to submit arguments to the state Supreme Court.

People trying to halt a state bond sale hope the high court will intervene. Both they and state officials have until this afternoon to file briefs focused on whether the court has jurisdiction and whether the case has much chance of prevailing.

The case has caused nervousness because of the stadium’s already tight construction schedule. A $468 million bond sale that was supposed to take place Monday. But finance officials postponed it to deal with the last-minute lawsuit.

The bond proceeds are needed to cover the public’s portion of the new $1 billion football stadium being constructed in Minneapolis.