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TWINS TALKS SPIRALLING TOWARDS CLIMAX: SPECIAL SESSION IN MN
Published October 23, 1997
The Twins pursuit for a new ballpark is "creeping toward a political climax," as a special session convenes today in St. Paul to "determine the fate" of MLB in MN (Jay Weiner, Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 10/23). A STAR TRIBUNE editorial this morning states that if the Twins leave MN, the Minnesota "economy and culture will be poorer and more isolated" (Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE, 10/23). In St. Paul, Patrick Sweeney reports that Twins Owner Carl Pohlad bought full-page ads in both Twin Cities newspapers "to deliver a message to the public and to lawmakers." In the ads, Pohlad said he "is willing to discuss" a ballpark contribution, and also "pledged, as a show of good faith," that if he sells the team to NC investor Don Beaver, he "will donate the difference between his investment in the team and Beaver's purchase price to local charities" (PIONEER PRESS, 10/23).