Vikings allow Wells Fargo to keep certain signs near stadium

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

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