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German profit, Minnesota failure

Many questions surround Vikings stadium transparent roof

KSTP, Channel 5, on November 3, 2014, reported the results of its six-month investigation into the transparent (see-through) material to make up 60 percent of the new Vikings stadium roof. They even sent a reporter to the manufacturer, Vectorfoiltec, in Bremen, Germany. Thus, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (on Germany’s western border) gets the steel for the stadium and Germany gets the see-through ETFE (ethylene-tetraflouroethylene) for the roof. This will be the first NFL stadium with a transparent (see-through), ETFE, non-movable roof. This reflects the level of NFL involvement in decisions made for our stadium. Continue Reading →

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Mpls civil rights director to ‘ride herd’ on hiring goals


But reporting specifically on hiring of Blacks still won’t happen

By Charles Hallman 

Staff Writer


Minneapolis Civil Rights Director Velma Korbel pledged recently that her department will have a “distinct presence” in addressing issues of employment equity and monitoring construction hiring goals in the city. She also said, however, that the department is still not in a position to specify how many African Americans have found work on publicly funded construction projects. “The [Minneapolis] City Council was very clear that they needed someone riding herd on the work that happens” in the city, said Korbel recently to a small group of city residents March 22 in South Minneapolis at an Early Mornings with [City Council Member] Elizabeth [Glidden] event. “One of the main things we are working on right now is the NFL stadium,” she pointed out. The Minnesota Vikings stadium workforce goals are 32 percent “minority” and six percent women. Continue Reading →

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