Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/10/14
Happy anniversary, Minnesota Vikings. One year ago today, the Vikings announced they had entered into a partnership they hoped would flourish. There were all the signs of happiness: Smiles, hugs and the big announcement. The Vikings and Arden Hills were moving in together. All they had to do was clean up their fixer-upper and get a great big wedding present from state of Minnesota. Only, now, one year later, the partner has changed, counselors have become involved and, well, things have gotten pretty high-maintenance. This was the scene May 10, 2011: The Vikings were in a large room in the City of Arden Hills announcing their partnership with Ramsey County to build a "world-class facility" the oft-spoken phrase of owner Zygi Wilf. The Vikings committed 407 million (44 percent of the stadium cost and 39 percent of the overall cost) to a total land project that would cost 1.057 million 884 million for the stadium and 173 million for infrastructure costs, including parking and env...
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