Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor met with the Pohlad
     family this week "and discussed the possibility of buying
     into Carl Pohlad's Twins as part-owner," according to Sid
     Hartman of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE.  Taylor: "I want to
     do anything I can to help the Twins get the new stadium so
     they can stay here."  Neither party would discuss the
     meeting, but a source told Hartman that "while little
     progress was made, Taylor and Pohlad might meet again." 
     (STAR TRIBUNE, 10/10). In Minneapolis, Jay Weiner reports
     that the MN Legislature's special stadium task force
     recommended that the state contribute $250M to stadium
     construction, "with slot machines at Canterbury Park
     racetrack and Minnesota Lottery proceeds as the main funding
     sources."  The state's contribution would be part of a $411M
     retractable-roof ballpark.  The host city and county would
     kick in a combined $50M, and the Twins would be responsible
     for raising $111M in private money (STAR TRIBUNE, 10/10).
          FROM THE VIKINGS: Meanwhile, Vikings President Roger
     Headrick denied an ESPN report that quoted him as saying
     that if the Twins get a new stadium and the Vikings don't
     receive any legislative help to remodel the Metrodome, the
     team will leave MN.  Headrick: "I didn't mention anything
     about moving the franchise."  The STAR TRIBUNE's Sid Hartman
     reports "talk" that MN-based Lyle Berman and Stan Taube are
     ready to make a bid for the Vikings (STAR TRIBUNE, 10/10).

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