Vikings Put MN On Map In ‘Flyover Country’

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Click Photo to Hear Sen. Michel Discuss Importance of Keeping Vikings in MN

Click Photo to Hear Sen. Michel Discuss Importance of Keeping Vikings in MN

A Vikings stadium proposal had more amendments tacked onto it in the Senate Jobs and Economic Growth Committee and then was sent by an unanimous voice vote to the Senate Finance Committee. Before the vote Senator Geoff Michel (R-Edina) said that the Vikings were “part of our brand. This is part of Minnesota.” Michel said Minnesota needs the Vikings because Minnesota is “a little challenged. We don’t have an ocean. We’re in flyover country.”

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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