Minnesota Vikings

Dayton taps ex-Minnesota court chief for stadium agency

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tapped former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz to be interim chairwoman of the state's embattled oversight agency of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium on Thursday, installing a fresh face to lead a board that's been wracked by ethical questions surrounding the use of luxury suites for friends and family.

Blatz will replace Michele Kelm-Helgen, the chairwoman of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority since the $1.1 billion facility was authorized in 2012. Both Kelm-Helgen and executive director Ted Mondale resigned last week following a scathing report from the state's legislative auditor that further fueled Republican efforts to reshape...

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