- Save Our Symphony (SOS) claims that the Minnesota Orchestral Association (MOA) failed to provide complete financial information—in part because leaders allegedly did not tell the state about concerns regarding the organization’s financial condition—and should thus be found in default of its lease. The letter also suggests that donations made to the orchestra have formed a charitable trust, with MOA as the trustee and Orchestra Hall being an asset of that trust.
- Vikings stadium opponent: ‘Where are the jobs?’
Jake Anderson, Twin Cities Business
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Under the terms of its lease, the Minnesota Orchestral Association is required to show how Orchestra Hall is being used to promote the arts in Minneapolis. MinnPost photo by Corey Anderson
January 2, 2014 | A grassroots advocacy group backing the locked-out Minnesota Orchestra musicians is contending that orchestra management is in default of its lease for Orchestra Hall—and the group is urging city leaders to terminate the agreement.
The Minnesota Orchestral Association (MOA), which serves as the orchestra's management organization, operates Orchestra Hall, which recently underwent a $52 million renovation. Under the terms of its lease, the organization is required to show how the facility is being used to promote the arts in Minneapolis.
Jake Anderson has served as online and e-newsletter editor for Twin Cities Business since March 2010. He manages TCB’s website, daily news coverage, and twice-weekly Briefcase e-newsletter, among other projects, while also writing digital and print stories.
Vikings stadium opponent: ‘Where are the jobs?’ Marlys Harris, MinnPost
Dan Cohen MinnPost photo by Karen Boros
12/31/13 | Dan Cohen, candidate for Minneapolis mayor in the recent election and member of the City Planning Commission, was one of the fiercest voices raised against the state and city's nearly $500 million contribution to the cost. Cohen and two former officials launched a lawsuit against Minneapolis to stop it from selling bonds to finance a parking ramp and a park that are part of the Ryan Companies Downtown East development plan because they would also be used accommodate Vikings fans.
A Minnesota native, Marlys Harris has been an investigative reporter and editor with specialties in consumer protection and finance for Money Magazine and Consumer Reports.