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Lacrosse + Golf = FlingGolf

Minnesota golfers are taking a swing at new type of golf game. Three courses around the state now offer FlingGolf. It can be played alongside the traditional game, but there are some big differences.

07/31/2015

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Prep Blog: Previewing Last Year’s 6A State Football Field

It’s a new year in Minnesota high school football with scheduling. Conferences are gone, and now schedules are done regionally. It’s a combined effort to keep games competitive but at the same time, limit traveling expenses for schools. So instead of previewing districts this year, here is a look at how Class 6A could shake out based on last year’s state tournament teams.

07/31/2015

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8 Reasons To Play Fantasy Football This Season

Football season is here. If the scene in Mankato last weekend was any indication, Vikings fans are starving for some football. It also means fantasy football drafts are just around the corner. It’s an industry that took off in the last 10 years and is only getting bigger every year. If you’re not in at least one fantasy league this year, you’re in the minority.

07/30/2015

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Zimmer Looking For Sharrif Floyd To Make Next Step In Year 3

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer likes big guys. On defense, that means people who can stop the run. Sharrif Floyd is a 300-pound defensive tackle that they want to just that.

07/29/2015

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Minnesota High School Football Practice Rules Change For Player Safety

The Minnesota State High School League has changed the rules for football practice. The changes are not unique to Minnesota. High school leagues across the country are taking steps to limit the amount of contact players have during practice.

07/29/2015

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Timberwolves Caravan Starts Aug. 4 In Alexandria

The Minnesota Timberwolves are set to get their annual caravan started across the state as they embark on a new era in the organization. The Timberwolves Caravan, headlined by Minnesota native Tyus Jones, takes off on Tuesday, Aug. 4 as it heads to Alexandria for an event from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

07/29/2015

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Rookie Trae Waynes Testing Nickel At Training Camp

One reason the Vikings drafted Trae Waynes in the first round is that they think he’s a smart football player, but he also needs to be a versatile one. Though it’s been a baptism by fire, so far Waynes hasn’t been burned.

07/28/2015

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Lynx Sign Forward, Former Gopher Shae Kelley

The Minnesota Lynx announced Tuesday they signed forward and former University of Minnesota star Shae Kelley to a seven-day contract.

07/28/2015

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Vikings Set Big Goals, Have High Expectations Early In Training Camp

It’s hard to believe, but training camp for the Minnesota Vikings is up and running in Mankato. And in less than 2 weeks — the team will take on the Steelers in their first pre-season game.

07/27/2015

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12 Months, 12 Pairs Of Tickets: US Bank Stadium Officials Announce Giveaway

The U.S. Bank Stadium is 12 months away from completion. To mark the milestone, stadium officials announced a special giveaway.

07/27/2015

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Lynx Acquire Center Sylvia Fowles In Blockbuster Trade

A source told WCCO that the Minnesota Lynx has acquired center Sylvia Fowles, considered one of the best low-post players in the league, in a three-team trade that also includes Atlanta.

07/27/2015

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Vikings Sign K Blair Walsh To Contract Extension

The Minnesota Vikings announced Sunday that kicker Blair Walsh signed a contract extension. Walsh is entering his fourth NFL season, the final year of his rookie contract after the Vikings drafted him in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

07/26/2015

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Rashad Vaughn Recalls Early Days In Minneapolis, Where Love Of Basketball Blossomed

Just a four-hour drive from his hometown in Minneapolis, Rashad Vaughn is making a name for himself at the Milwaukee Bucks. The Robbinsdale Cooper High graduate was drafted in the first round after just one year in college.

07/25/2015

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Reality Check: U.S. Bank Logo On New Vikings Stadium

U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is now 65 percent complete, and is scheduled to open next summer. On the future home of the Vikings is one of the biggest NFL stadium logos in the country.

07/24/2015

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NFL: Vikings’ CB Suspended For Violating Substance Abuse Policy

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jabari Price has been suspended without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, according to the NFL.

07/24/2015

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Gross National Turns Driving Range Into ‘Little Chipper’ Course

If you’re a golf course — or any business for that matter — you’ve always got two goals. Maximize your resources and recruit new customers — especially young ones. Gross National in Minneapolis found a rather creative way to do just that.

07/23/2015

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The Top 5 Athletes-Turned-Actors

LeBron James is getting some good reviews for his performance (as himself) in the new Judd Apatow – Amy Schumer movie Trainwreck. Despite losing the championship this year, he has been able to dodge the […]

07/22/2015

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Vikings’ Rudolph Excited For Training Camp, Staying Healthy All Season

The Vikings are starting to feel the end of their summer days, reporting to training camp on Saturday in Mankato. One of the interesting players to watch is Kyle Rudolph, if he can stay healthy.

07/22/2015

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Study Ranks Vikings Fan Base Below Average Among NFL Teams

A recent study done by two professors at Emory University has ranked all the fan bases in the NFL. The top fan base isn’t all that surprising, but where the Vikings land in their Purple Pride might be considered disappointing locally.

07/22/2015

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10 Things To Watch At Vikings Training Camp

It’s the middle of July, but the football season is officially just around the corner. The Minnesota Vikings report to the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato, on Saturday for training camp. So what should we keep an eye on as the team practices in Mankato?

07/22/2015

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Vikings, Adrian Peterson Reach Contract Agreement

The Minnesota Vikings have made an agreement with running back Adrian Peterson to restructure the last three years of his current contract.

07/21/2015

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Jerry Kill Announces Gophers Football Fall Camp Schedule

The University of Minnesota football team has just a few weeks until it starts fall camp, and coach Jerry Kill announced the team’s practice schedule on Tuesday. The Gophers are coming off their second straight 8-5 regular season and a loss to Missouri in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1.

07/21/2015

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Davis Love III: ‘Pressure’ Keeping U.S. Team From Winning Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup is still more than a year away from being held at Hazeltine, but U.S. captain Davis Love III is playing the course this week to get a jump start on preparations.

07/21/2015

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Vikings: MillerCoors Named Founding Partner Of US Bank Stadium

The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday that MillerCoors has been named the founding partner of the new U.S. Bank Stadium and will continue to be the official beer partner of the team.

07/21/2015