The two highest-profile public officials on the U.S. Bank Stadium oversight commission stepped down Thursday amid growing legislative and public pressure over their use of two luxury suites to host friends, family and political allies at games and concerts.It's not every day that a Mondale gets removed from a governmental position, but the corruption from the MSFA was too much and Mondale was up to his eyeballs in it. We have our royal families in Minnesota and the key player in yet another of those families, Gov. Mark Dayton, was still not 100% with the new program:
Michele Kelm-Helgen, chairwoman of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA), announced her resignation early in the day, saying the decision was her own. By early afternoon, Executive Director Ted Mondale resigned rather than face an impending vote to remove him.
The departures came as state legislators move to overhaul the MSFA’s structure, claiming lax management and oversight by the pair. Gov. Mark Dayton, who had been supportive of the two, said their resignations would “enable the authority to move ahead and, hopefully, allow everyone to regain perspective” on the stadium.In this instance, "regaining perspective" means no longer paying attention to the men and women behind the curtain. More changes are likely coming. We'll keep watching.
The DFL governor praised Mondale and Kelm-Helgen for “commendable” and “exceptional” work and pledged to work with legislators on the future of the MSFA.
“Everybody’s still kind of taking stock of what’s occurred” in the past 24 hours, Dayton said.