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MINNESOTA LEADERS TO PUT NEW STADIUM VOTE TO THE PUBLIC
Published January 18, 1996
MN legislative leaders announced yesterday they will put a new Twins stadium to a public referendum, according to the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Leaders are unsure when the question will come up, but polls done for the Twins show the best time to get a Yes vote could be the September 10 primary. Some fear the issue would face a closer vote in a more crowded November general election. The vote is non-binding, and even with voter approval, legislators would still need to back some public financing. A bill to authorize a referendum asks voters "if they favor construction of an open-air, retractable-canopy stadium, financed by contributions from the Twins, private sources, a hotel-motel and liquor tax and a surcharge on admissions to the stadium." The question does not mention cost or location (Robert Whereatt, Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 1/18).