Stadium oversight chair gets $25K raise

Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority Chair Michele Kelm-Helgen got a 25 percent raise today.  Her new salary will be $127,000, up from $102,000.

MSFA Chair Michele Kelm-Helgen  MPR News file

“[We] felt that that compensation did not fully recognize the role and responsibility of the chair,” MSFA Commissioner Bill McCarthy said.

Kelm-Helgen previously served as deputy chief of staff to Gov. Mark Dayton, who appointed her to chair the authority in 2012.

The other four commissioners can be paid at most $55 per meeting, plus expenses, according to the law that created the stadium authority.

MSFA Executive Director Ted Mondale earns $160,325 — 2 percent more than when he first took the job a year and a half ago.

  • John O.

    Complete and utter insanity.

  • Starquest

    As Jon Stewart once said: “democracy inaction.”

    (Not missing a space in there.)

  • Donny

    Did Summit Academy OIC ever get that $700k?