The Minnesota Vikings got an early wake up call at training camp Friday morning, but it was earlier than normal — and it was a false alarm. The team was forced to evacuate their dorms after a fire alarm went off at 1:30 a.m. Friday.
Step inside the brick and glass building at the corner of 17th and University in Minneapolis and you might catch contractors putting on final touches. Beginning Monday, University of Minnesota students will be moving into the first new residential hall on campus in over 10 years. Each room will come with beds pre-lofted to save on precious space. And with some 71 bathrooms and showers in the building, there should be little waiting each morning where 600 students will be getting ready for class.
The Minnesota Vikings have announced their training camp schedule, and will report to Mankato on Thursday, July 25 and start practicing the next day. But they won’t be staying in their normal digs.
It’s move-in day on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota.