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Star Tribune hires broker for stadium land

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Vikings stadium rendering
This artist rendering provided by the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission shows how a new Vikings stadium might be situated on the exiting Metrodome site in downtown Minneapolis.
Courtesy Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission

The Star Tribune has engaged a familiar land broker to handle property it owns near the site of the new Vikings stadium.

The newspaper publisher owns an outlying parcel on the stadium site that's been included in renderings of the project. 

The paper's spokesman, Steve Yaeger, says they have retained the same broker -- Nelson Tietz & Hoye -- that handled the prospective sale of their property to the Vikings ownership group in 2007.

Yeager wouldn't detail what the Star Tribune plans to sell or what it would like for the land. Some renderings of the project show public amenities for the stadium stretching west over the newspaper company's main office block. 

The land for the stadium may also involve real estate owned by Hennepin County, as well as some surface parking lots already owned by the Vikings.