Metrodome Replacement Deflation? By Craig Stellmacher | December 16, 2010 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Minnesota Subscribe to Minnesota Senator Geoff Michel Over the weekend after heavy snow, the Metrodome lost 4 of its 106 panels and deflated, but many now cite this a reason for more urgency for Metrodome replacement. The today press asked : “Do we need a new Metrodome replacement?” Senator Geoff Michel batted the question back with maybe the strongest quote of the love-fest presser between Governor-Elect Mark Dayton and new GOP Senate Leaders Amy Koch and Michel. “The picture, the photo, the youtube is dramatic, but I don’t think it’s anymore dramatic or anymore urgent than the state of our economy. Our economy has deflated, our state jobs picture has flatlined, so we might have spent a minute and half today with Governor Dayton talking about the Metrodome.”–Senator Michel. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.