With a deal between the state of Minnesota, the city of Minneapolis, and the Minnesota Vikings having tentatively been reached, if the folks from Ramsey County want to try to sneak in at the last minute. . .well, this is pretty much the last minute. And, according to Minnesota Public Radio, Ramsey County businessman Mike O'Connor intends to try to do just that on Monday.
We've acquired exclusive video of Mr. O'Connor delivering his stadium financing plan to the Capitol.
Well, you can't fault the guy for trying at this point, I guess.
Mr. O'Connor outlines the plan on his website, but the new plan does involve taxpayer funding (which, since this is Ramsey County, probably means it's dead on arrival anyway) in exchange for a portion of the ancillary development proceeds and a share of the marginal value of the franchise itself.
Again, I'm not sure how much of a shot this thing has, if any, but at least someone in Ramsey County is fighting for the Arden Hills location until the bitter end, it would appear.