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Prep Blog: Previewing Last Year’s Spring Champions

It’s a little early to predict who will be the best of the best in various high school sports around the Twin Cities, but it should be a competitive spring when you look at last year’s spring state champions and what they bring back this year.

04/16/2015

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NFL Will Reinstate Adrian Peterson On Friday

The ongoing drama between star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and the NFL is over. League officials said Thursday that Peterson will be reinstated Friday and eligible to participate in all team activities.

04/16/2015

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Adrian Peterson Now Eligible For Reinstatement

The ongoing drama between star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and the NFL may come to an end Wednesday. That’s because April 15 is the first day Peterson becomes eligible for reinstatement.

04/15/2015

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Vikings Sign C John Sullivan To 1-Year Extension

The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday they signed center John Sullivan to a 1-year contract extension. Sullivan started all 16 games last year at center on the offensive line and had to help protect rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

04/07/2015

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Vikings Sign FA Long Snapper Kevin McDermott

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday they’ve signed free agent long snapper Kevin McDermott. McDermott, entering his fourth season out of UCLA, spent the final 10 weeks of 2014 with the Baltimore Ravens.

04/06/2015

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Vikings Sign Gree Agents Mike Kafka, Caesar Rayford

The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday they’ve signed free agent quarterback Mike Kafka and defensive end Caesar Rayford. Kafka, a quarterback out of Northwestern, is entering his fifth NFL season. Rayford is a defensive end out of Washington in his third NFL season.

04/02/2015

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Vikings Sign Polish OL Babatunde Aiyegbusi

The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday they’ve signed free agent offensive lineman Babatunde Aiyegbusi. Aiyegbusi is a native of Poland and brings a large presence to Minnesota’s offensive line at 6 feet, 9 inches tall and 351 pounds.

03/26/2015

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Vikings Sign Former Green Bay RB DuJuan Harris

The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday they’ve signed free agent running back DuJuan Harris. Harris has spent the past three seasons with the Green Bay Packers after being signed by Jacksonville as an undrafted free agent after the 2011 NFL Draft.

03/19/2015

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Pickle Company Takes Responsibility For Southwest Metro Stench

People living in the southwest metro might have noticed an unpleasant smell over the past couple of days. “It smelled like raw sewage,” Shakopee resident Mike Moll said. “It was absolutely disgusting.”

03/18/2015

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Co. Attorney: Woman Drove Drunk With 3 Kids, Crashed Into Pole

An Eden Prairie woman faces criminal charges after she was accused of hitting a light pole while driving drunk with three young children in tow. The Dakota County Attorney’s office says 28-year-old Sissy Marie Garcia was charged Wednesday with two counts of second-degree driving while impaired and one count of child endangerment.

03/18/2015

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Ex-Bengals CB Terence Newman Visits Zimmer, Vikings

Free agent cornerback Terence Newman has visited Minnesota, considering the possibility of reuniting with Vikings coach Mike Zimmer. The Vikings confirmed Tuesday that Newman met with team officials.

03/17/2015

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Vikings Release WR Greg Jennings

The Vikings released Jennings on Saturday, roughly 18 hours after their trade for Wallace was finalized. Jennings would have counted $11 million against their salary cap this year, so after two unremarkable years with the team he was the latest veteran around the league with a big contract to be let go with less than half of the contract length fulfilled.

03/14/2015

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Vikings Finalize Contract With Backup Quarterback Shaun Hill

Thirteen years after he started his NFL career in Minnesota as an undrafted rookie, Shaun Hill has returned to the Vikings as a veteran mentor. The Vikings finalized a two-year contract Wednesday with Hill, securing their backup for Teddy Bridgewater and bringing the veteran to his original team.

03/11/2015

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Vikings, DT Tom Johnson Finalize 3-Year Contract

The Minnesota Vikings have finalized their three-year contract with defensive tackle Tom Johnson. The Vikings announced the deal Wednesday.

03/11/2015

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Vikings Re-Sign RB Matt Asiata, Bring Back QB Shaun Hill

The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday they’ve re-signed running back Matt Asiata, who became a restricted free agent after last season. In three seasons with the Vikings, Asiata has appeared in 42 games with 10 starts.

03/10/2015

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Guest Pass: Eden Prairie’s Historic Home Turned Coffee House

If the aroma of freshly roasted coffee doesn’t draw you in, the beauty of the Smith Douglas More House might do the trick. “Sheldon Smith built the house in 1877. Then his daughter married Sheldon Douglas, who moved in here after him, and then Earl More bought it from them,” Alex Schuster said.

03/05/2015

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Vikings Trade Back-Up QB Matt Cassel To Buffalo

The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday they’ve agreed to the terms of a trade that would send back-up quarterback Matt Cassel to the Buffalo Bills. The Vikings will get an undisclosed draft pick from the Bills in return for Cassel.

03/04/2015

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Several Eden Prairie Players Suspended Following Brawl

Things got out of hand at Braemar Ice Rink Saturday after a high school hockey game between Eden Prairie and Benilde-St. Margaret’s.

02/22/2015

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Faribault Dance Team Wins Championship Amid Controversy

The Faribault Emerald dance team took home the first place trophy in the class AAA high kick dance championship, but not without controversy. Many of their competitors claim they copied a dance and didn’t deserve the win.

02/15/2015

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Police: Several Packages Stolen From Eden Prairie Homes

The Eden Prairie Police Department said it has received several reports of packages being stolen from the front doorsteps of homes over the last three weeks.

02/09/2015

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Eden Prairie Day Care Center Owner Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Public Money

A 47-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to stealing money in the form of child care subsidies, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

02/06/2015

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Vikings GM Says Team Has To Let Process Unfold With Peterson

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman spoke glowingly and definitively about Adrian Peterson’s character, his contributions to the team and his ability to return from nearly a full season off to be an impact player again.

01/14/2015

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Bridgewater Selected To PFWA’s All-Rookie Team

The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday that quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been selected to the All-Rookie Team by the Pro Football Writer’s Association.

01/13/2015

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Ice Castle Opens In Eden Prairie

While ice palaces aren’t uncommon in Minnesota’s winter landscape, you probably haven’t seen an ice “castle” like this.

01/11/2015

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Excellent Educator: Adam Leicht Of Forest Hills Elementary

Third graders can have a lot of energy. But one teacher in Eden Prairie has found a way to keep them from bouncing off the walls. Instead he lets them bounce in their seats. The once mechanical engineer’s ability to problem solve in the classroom and get kids to focus is what makes Mr. Adam Leicht of Forest Hills Elementary this week’s Excellent Educator.

01/09/2015

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