- Associated Press - Friday, June 19, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The treasurer of the board overseeing the Minnesota Vikings stadium has quit, saying he can’t work with its chairwoman.

The Star Tribune reports (https://strib.mn/1ITIsvf ) former state senator Duane Benson announced his resignation at the end of Friday’s meeting of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. He accused the chairwoman, Michele Kelm-Helgen, of calling him untrustworthy and a liar during a private phone conversation over pay equity.

Benson - a former NFL linebacker for Oakland, Atlanta and Houston - says he notified Gov. Mark Dayton he’ll step down as of Aug 1.

Kelm-Helgen says she doesn’t recall calling Benson a liar. She says he’s just dissatisfied with the structure of the board.

Beson says he doesn’t understand why both Kelm-Helgen and executive director Ted Mondale are acting as CEOs on the project.



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Information from: Star Tribune, https://www.startribune.com

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