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TWIN KILLINGS IN MN? WILL BALLPARK EFFECT WILD TIMES AHEAD?
Published February 19, 1998
MN State Rep. Loren Jennings, the chief sponsor of a new Twins ballpark bill in the MN House, "withdrew his request" for a hearing on the proposal Wednesday, a move that he said ends the long-odds attempt to approve a financing bill this session," according to Robert Whereatt of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Jennings said the votes "aren't there" for a ballpark measure (STAR TRIBUNE, 2/19). State Sen. Roy Terwilliger, a co-sponsor of the bill, said it's "up to" the Twins and MLB "to find a way to keep baseball in Minnesota" (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 2/19). WHAT ABOUT BUD? MLB Acting Commissioner Bud Selig was in Charlotte for a Regional Sports Commission dinner and said he is "deeply troubled" by the Twins' situation. Selig: "I'm very concerned" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 2/19). WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: MN State Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe, a ballpark supporter, said that failure of the project "significantly reduces the chances of the city's hockey arena being included in this year's capital improvements bill" (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 2/19).