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T-WOLVES' GLEN TAYLOR STEPS UP TALKS ON HAVING TWINS
Published October 17, 1997
After a request from Twins Owner Carl Pohlad, T-Wolves Owner Glen Taylor "has begun discussions" with MN legislators in the hopes of "getting a stadium built and keeping" the Twins in MN, according to Weiner & Whereatt of the Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE. Taylor said that he "intends" to buy part of the team, and that he has "already discussed" a partnership with Minneapolis publisher and lawyer Vance Opperman, among others. Taylor added that as part of any role he plays in stadium negotiations, "he would insist" that Pohlad "relinquish" operating control of the Twins, and that his participation "is dependent" on a new stadium being built. Taylor: "I think I have to be in a position to have the authority if I would be doing the negotiations. ... I'll only be in on this to help a stadium get built." Taylor met with Pohlad Wednesday, and said that Pohlad "had been told ... by 'a very important person'" at the State Capitol that the tone of the Twins' stadium negotiations "might change" if Pohlad wasn't the principal owner. Taylor added that he "would not consider" buying a majority interest in the team himself (Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE, 10/17).