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At Issue: February 19 - Kelm-Helgen, Mondale Out at MSFA, Getting Ready for Super Bowl LII

February 19, 2017 02:43 PM

Kelm-Helgen, Mondale Resign from Leadership Roles at MSFA

There's a big shakeup this week in the management that oversees U.S. Bank Stadium.

Michele Kelm-Helgen, Chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA), and Ted Mondale, the MSFA's CEO/Executive Director, announced their resignations on Thursday. This comes after the recent investigation into the use of stadium suites by friends and family of board members. 

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Governor Dayton said the resignations came as a surprise to him, and he was quick to point out the work the MSFA, under Kelm-Helgen and Mondale's leadership, has done to finish the stadium on time and on budget.

Dayton also urged the remaining board members to carry on their work as seamlessly as possible with the Super Bowl and other events on the calendar at U.S. Bank Stadium.

This leadership shakeup comes as lawmakers consider legislation that would drastically alter the makeup of the MSFA. It would expand the board from five to seven members, with the legislature appointing some of those members.

Super Bowl Host Committee Members Maureen Bausch, Chad Greenway Join Tom Hauser in Studio

Super Bowl LII is still 50 weeks away, but Feb. 4, 2018 will be here before you know it. The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee is now in full preparation mode, getting ready for the big game and all the events that come along with it.

Super Bowl Host Committee CEO Maureen Bausch and Vikings Linebacker Chad Greenway joined Tom Hauser in the studio to discuss the preparations already underway and the massive effort to recruit 10,000 volunteers for all of the Super Bowl festivities. 

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