Vikings allow Wells Fargo to keep certain signs near stadium

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Posted: Sep 20, 2016 8:04 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings will allow Wells Fargo to keep certain signs near the team's new stadium in downtown Minneapolis.

The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/2cXJSNT ) reports a mostly confidential settlement was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court to a legal dispute involving office-tower rooftop signs near U.S. Bank Stadium.

Under the settlement, the team allowed Wells Fargo to keep elevated — but not illuminated — signs on the rooftops of two office buildings next to the stadium.

Attorneys for the Vikings had labeled the signs a giant "photo bomb" of aerial images of the new $1.1 billion stadium. In June, U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank gave Wells Fargo 30 days to remove the elevated signs.

Vikings vice president Lester Bagley and a Wells Fargo spokesman both call the resolution "in the best interests of both parties."

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