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The city is seeking to expand the Bielenberg Sports Center, the funding for which could require a change in state law by Minnesota legislators.

Woodbury seeks exception from state for Bielenberg Sports Center funding

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It's not a matter of whether Woodbury can find money to pay for an expansion at its signature Bielenberg Sports Center.

It's a question of where the city can get the best deal.


Right now city leaders are banking on a bill at the Legislature that would change state law just for Woodbury. The change would create an exception in Minnesota law that currently requires cities to receive voter approval to fund construction projects involving municipal sports arenas.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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