The fight is heating up between the city of Richfieldand Walser Buick, one of the last holdouts in the wayof a new $150 million corporate campus for Best Buy, the fast growing national electronics retailer.

Walser Buick filed a lawsuit this weekagainst the city of Richfield and the RichfieldHousing and Redevelopment Authority alleging that cityofficials violated Minnesota’s tax increment financingstatute when they designated as blighted Walser’s siteand other sites nearby. Meanwhile, city officials saythey are ready to commence condemnation proceedingsagainst Walser if the car dealership doesn’t agree tosell its seven-acre site.

Opus Northwest is developing Best Buy’s headquarters site, which is located near Interstate 494 andPenn Avenue

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