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Underdog Sherels Solidifying His Role With Minnesota Vikings

Every year, Marcus Sherels shows up to Minnesota Vikings training camp with his roster status firmly on the bubble. He’s a 5-foot-10 cornerback in a league full of 6-foot-3 receivers. He was an undrafted free agent who made the team on a tryout in a league that caters to high draft picks.

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Vikings Cut QB Kafka, Leaving Heinicke As 3rd-String Option

The Minnesota Vikings have waived quarterback Mike Kafka. The move was made Tuesday with an injury designation. That means if Kafka is not claimed by another team, the Vikings can either place him on injured reserve for the season or reach an agreement on an injury settlement.

09/01/2015

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Man Pleads Guilty To Stalking DJ Mary Lucia

An Eden Prairie man has pleaded guilty to stalking Twin Cities DJ Mary Lucia. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Monday that Patrick Henry Kelly, 56, pleaded guilty to felony stalking and terroristic threats.

08/31/2015

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WCCO Radio Rally: August 28

Some big games this week! Here’s the Power Poll and Games to Watch from the WCCO Radio Rally!

08/28/2015

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Vikings Center Sullivan Still Out With Back Injury

Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan has been dealing with a back injury for the past week. Coach Mike Zimmer says the team is “just being cautious with him.”

08/25/2015

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Vikings Kicker Blair Walsh Struggling In Preseason

Blair Walsh’s new contract with the Minnesota Vikings hasn’t helped the kicker iron out the inconsistencies that started to plague him last season. After going 0 for 3 on field goals against Oakland on Saturday, Walsh is 2 for 6 in the preseason.

08/24/2015

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Good Questions: Highways, Green Screens & Presidents

Every Friday, Heather Brown answers some of our viewers burning questions. This week, she’ll tell you about the names of highways, how green screens work and about the qualifications for the vice presidency.

08/21/2015

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Prep Blog: Week 1, Previewing ‘The Big 4’

High school football is back. There isn’t a much better concept for football fans than watching their favorite prep teams under the lights on Friday nights. Except this week, it all starts on Saturday night. Here are four of this week’s top match-ups, with a couple other quality games on the side.

08/21/2015

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Former Northwestern QB Battling For Vikings 3rd String Job

One player who played well on turf in Minnesota is Mike Kafka.The former Northwestern quarterback is battling for the third-team quarterback spot, remembering a day from his past when he came to town and dominated a Saturday afternoon at the Metrodome.

08/18/2015

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Vikings Place Loadholt On IR, Sign OT Stephen Goodin

The Vikings have placed right tackle Phil Loadholt on injured reserve, ending his season with a torn left Achilles tendon. The move was made Tuesday, when the Vikings signed offensive tackle Stephen Goodin to fill Loadholt’s roster spot.

08/18/2015

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For Vikings Linebacker, Charleston Shooting Hit Close To Home

When a gunman shot and killed nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina in June, Vikings Linebacker Edmond Robinson found himself grieving.

08/10/2015

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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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US Fish & Wildlife Service Investigating Killing Of Cecil The Lion

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the agency is investigating the killing of Cecil the Lion, saying it will “go where facts lead.”

07/30/2015

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PETA: If Palmer Poached Cecil The Lion, He Should Be ‘Hanged’

The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says that if a Minnesota hunter did indeed illegally kill a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, he should be “extradited, charged, and, preferably, hanged.”

07/29/2015

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Vikings Single-Game Tickets Go On Sale Tuesday

If you’re not a Minnesota Vikings season-ticket holder and you’re hoping to get to a game this season, Tuesday morning will be your first opportunity. The Vikings announced that single-game tickets for the 2015 regular season will go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

07/13/2015

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After Big Cuts, Met Council Approves SWLRT Plans

After years of controversy, plans to extend the light rail from Minneapolis to Eden Prairie are moving forward. But that means some big cuts to the original plan.

07/09/2015

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Victim In Cass Lake Boating Accident Was A Swim Coach

Family and friends are mourning the loss of an Eden Prairie woman who died in a Fourth of July boating accident.

07/06/2015

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Crews Battle Eden Prairie House Fire

Everyone is OK after a house fire in Eden Prairie early Saturday morning. Officials say the fire call came in around midnight on the 10000 block of Laurel Drive.

07/04/2015

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Financial Adviser Gets 25 Years In $13M Fraud

A Minnesota investment adviser has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for defrauding investors of millions of dollars. Forty-two-year-old Sean Meadows of Eden Prairie was sentenced Friday in federal court in St. Paul. Prosecutors say Meadows used his financial planning and asset management firm, Meadows Financial Group.

06/27/2015

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Eden Prairie Police Deliver Baby Outside Mother’s Home

Two Eden Prairie police officers had to take matters into their own hands on Saturday after a woman went into labor at her residence. The two officers were working on patrol Saturday morning when a medical emergency was dispatched not far from their location.

06/25/2015

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Police ID Eden Prairie Officer Involved In Shooting

Authorities have identified an Eden Prairie police officer who accidentally shot at a suspect on Saturday after a short pursuit. The suspect, a 21-year-old Bloomington man, was charged Tuesday and is accused of fleeing police on his motorcycle.

06/24/2015

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Former Standout North Dakota Linebacker Dies In Thailand

A captain of the University of North Dakota’s 2001 national championship football team has died from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash in Thailand, where he was teaching. UND announced the death of former linebacker Travis O’Neel on Tuesday.

06/24/2015

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Police Seek Suspect In Eden Prairie Bank Robbery

Authorities in the west Twin Cities metro are looking for a suspect after a bank robbery took place at a TCF Bank Tuesday morning. Eden Prairie police responded to a report of a robbery at about 11 a.m. at the TCF Bank inside the Cub Foods at 8015 Den Road.

06/23/2015

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Man Shot After Fleeing Eden Prairie Police Charged

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has charged a 21-year-old Bloomington man accused of fleeing police in his motorcycle over the weekend.

06/23/2015

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Man Shot After Fleeing Eden Prairie Police ID’d

Officials have identified the man who was shot Saturday after fleeing from Eden Prairie police on a motorcycle.

06/21/2015

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