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Tarkenton Calls For Goodell To Take Action On Peterson, Rice

The child abuse investigation involving Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson continues to shake up the NFL, fans and even former players. Now one of the greatest players in Minnesota Vikings history is speaking out with strong words for Commissioner Roger Goodell, the Vikings and Peterson.

09/18/2014

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Priest Accused Of Sex Abuse Resigns From St. Thomas

A priest and full-time faculty member of the University of St. Thomas has announced he will resign from his position in the school’s department of Catholic studies. The university announced Father Michael Keating’s resignation Thursday morning.

09/18/2014

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Twin Cities Lawyer Weighs In On Adrian Peterson Case

Twin Cities criminal defense attorney Joe Tamburino stopped by the WCCO This Morning show on Thursday to give his take on the case and what’s next for Adrian Peterson. He won’t be stepping on a football field until the legal matter is resolved, and there’s a chance he may never play for the Vikings again.

09/18/2014

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Good Question: What’s The Best Way To Discipline Kids?

The Adrian Peterson case has opened up a national conversation about how to respond when a child misbehaves. On Monday, Peterson released a statement saying in part, “I’m not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser.”

09/17/2014

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Wilfs On Adrian Peterson Decision: ‘We Made A Mistake’

The Minnesota Vikings owners admitted Wednesday that they made a mistake when it came to the decisions regarding RB Adrian Peterson’s status with the team, after last week’s child abuse charges surfaced.

09/17/2014

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Nike Suspends Contract With AP, Target Pulls Merchandise

Nike announced Wednesday that it would be suspending its contract with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in light of his recent child abuse charges. “Nike in no way condones child abuse or domestic violence of any kind and has shared our concerns with the NFL,” a press representative for the company said.

09/17/2014

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Dave Lee’s Morning Show Poll: Vikings Suspend Adrian Peterson

Do you agree with the Vikings latest move?  

09/17/2014

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Vikings Are Among NFL’s Leading Teams For Player Arrests

The Adrian Peterson child abuse case is not the first time a Viking player has been in trouble. But how the Vikings are handling this case is a bit different. Vikings players have been arrested 45 times since 2000 for crimes ranging from assault, to drunk driving, to disorderly conduct.

09/15/2014

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Peterson Allegations Give Vikings A PR Challenge

Minnesota Vikings fans are deeply divided not only on their opinions about the Adrian Peterson child abuse allegations, but on how the team reacted.

09/15/2014

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AP Will Play Sunday, Releases Statement On Incident

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday morning that running back Adrian Peterson will practice this week and play Sunday at New Orleans. Hours later, Peterson issued a statement on the incident, opening up about the child abuse allegations for the first time.

09/15/2014

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Full Text Of Adrian Peterson’s Statement On Child Abuse Charges

Here is the full text of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s statement, which he released Monday. He has been charged with child abuse for striking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch.

09/15/2014

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Adrian Peterson’s First Court Hearing Delayed To Oct.

The attorney for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he will seek to delay Peterson’s initial court appearance in Texas on a child abuse charge. Peterson is scheduled to enter a plea at a Wednesday hearing in Conroe, Texas.

09/15/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 9-15-14

What should happen to Adrian Peterson? Listen to what Listeners had to say and other highlights on today’s podcast. Click the link above to listen!

09/15/2014

Chris Cook Attorney Talks Adrian Peterson Case

Adrian Peterson is facing not only a criminal prosecution in Texas. but punishment by the NFL. Just two weeks ago, the league announced a new domestic abuse policy.

09/14/2014

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For The NFL, This Last Week Has Been A PR Nightmare

For the NFL, it’s been an ugly start to the season. The past week has been wracked with big football stars in the headlines for serious crimes. A video surfaced of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his fiancé. He’s since been suspended indefinitely from the NFL. Now, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is facing child abuse charges.

09/14/2014

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Local Defense Attorney: Peterson Case ‘Questionable’ For Both Sides

A local defense attorney, who is not affiliated with this case, weighed in on how the prosecution and defense will move forward.

09/13/2014

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Adrian Peterson Indicted For Child Abuse, Turns Himself In

A grand jury has indicted Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson with reckless or negligent injury to a child, WCCO has confirmed through multiple sources, and will not play in this Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots.

09/12/2014

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Fans React To Adrian Peterson Child Abuse Indictment

Vikings fans are reacting to the news, but many were hesitant to talk about the indictment, saying the topic is too sensitive. Reactions were mixed.

09/12/2014

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Hastings Man Charged With Forcefully Spanking Daughter

A Hastings man is charged with malicious punishment of a child after being accused of forcefully spanking his 21-month-old daughter. According to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office, 29-year-old Kenneth Andrew Keefer was watching his daughter during a weekend visit from Dec. 12 – 15, 2013.

06/06/2014

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Church Discloses Names Of 5 More Accused Of Abuse

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has added five names to its list of priests and religious brothers with substantiated claims of abuse against them. The names include three priests and two brothers who served in the archdiocese. All are deceased. In all cases, the abuse happened over 25 years ago.

05/22/2014

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Bill Restricting Gun Possession Heads To Dayton

Minnesota is on the verge of restricting gun possession rights for people convicted of domestic abuse and those subject to restraining orders. The Senate voted 60-4 on Monday to require people convicted of child or domestic abuse to give up their firearms permanently. A person subject to an order of protection could regain right of possession when an order expires unless a judge extends the order.

05/05/2014

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Volunteer Week: Crisis Nursery Helps Victims Of Child Abuse

A local organization is doing its part to provide shelter for victims of child abuse, and you can help. The Crisis Nursery in Minneapolis is a spot where children come from tough family situations, and there are a few ways people can come in and volunteer their time for kids who need it.

04/16/2014

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Mother Of 3 Accused Of Hitting Kids With Electrical Cord

A St. Paul woman was behind bars Thursday, accused of using an electrical cord to discipline her three young children. Twenty-eight-year-old Khima McAdory told police she struck her children with the cord because they did not clean their rooms properly.

01/09/2014

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Vigil Held For Adrian Peterson’s Son Near Metrodome

In a place where cheering and rallying are usually heard outside the Metrodome was silent for a candlelight vigil Saturday night. “We just feel really bad about the situation and we want to just support Adrian and his family,” said Megan Tamkey from Minneapolis. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s 2-year-old son died Friday, allegedly from child abuse by his mother’s boyfriend. “I was devastated,” Teddie McKinley from Roseville said. “I couldn’t believe it.”

10/12/2013

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