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Vikings Finish Commemoration Of Black History Month

The Minnesota Vikings have completed their online presentation of stories surrounding Black History Month. The team website featured a daily video plus various articles throughout February commemorating the event, including poignant interviews with several black former players about their experiences with discrimination.

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Vikings GM: We ‘Expect’ Adrian Peterson To Be Part Of Team

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says he expects star running back Adrian Peterson to stay with the team this season. Several high-ranking Vikings officials have expressed their desire to bring Peterson back in recent weeks, and Spielman’s comments to reporters at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis were the strongest yet.

02/18/2015

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Who Is Ted Wells? 4 Things To Know About The “DeflateGate” Investigator

Ted Wells. Have you heard of him? If you haven’t, you might want to make yourself familiar with him because he might be the single-most important person in the NFL right now.

02/18/2015

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The High Cost Of Competitive Pre-H.S. Sports

Competitive sports are starting earlier and costing more than ever. So, we’re taking a look at how much families are really paying to play in some of the most popular sports.

02/16/2015

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Vikings Will Face Steelers In Hall Of Fame Game

The Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers will open the 2015 NFL preseason in the Hall of Fame game. The game will be Sunday, Aug. 9. The teams will close out the enshrinement weekend a day after two of their former players will be enshrined into the Hall of Fame.

02/11/2015

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2-6-15 PODCAST-The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee!

A frantic Friday includes a preview of the Grammy’s from Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier…Click the link above to listen.

02/06/2015

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Pop Warner Youth Football Sued Over Wisconsin Man’s Suicide

The mother of a Wisconsin man who died in 2012 is suing the Pop Warner organization, saying his suicide was the result of dementia caused by brain injuries he suffered while playing youth football.

02/05/2015

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Auburn, UCLA And USC Win Big On National Signing Day

National Signing Day is arguably the most important day of the college football year.

02/04/2015

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Vikings’ Teddy Bridgewater Named NFL Rookie Of The Year

It may not have been the season Vikings fans were looking, for but there is reason for hope and optimism. Especially when looking at the quarterback position. Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been named the 2014 Rookie of the Year!

01/31/2015

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Podcast Page! 1-26-15 The WCCO Morning News With DAVE LEE!

Monday Morning featured the return of MIKE LYNCH! Click the link above to hear highlights.

01/26/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Guacamole Recipes

There are two types of guacamole eaters in this country—those who would love guacamole every day, and those who only love guacamole during the Super Bowl. Here are Dara’ Top 5 Guacamole Recipes!

01/23/2015

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Podcast Page: 1-20-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Listen to portions of Mike Max’s exclusive interview with Philip Nelson and other Tuesday highlights, by clicking the link above.

01/20/2015

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Former Viking Among Hall Of Fame Finalists

A former Vikings player who played in four Super Bowls with the team is among the 18 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The list of nominees currently includes 15 notables from the modern era, one senior and two contributors.

01/09/2015

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A Lot Of Positives, Some Questions For Steelers As Season Comes To A Close

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the 2014 regular season as AFC North champions, but sputtered in the wild card round of the playoffs. With the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season coming to a close after a playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens, it’s time to reflect on the positives and negatives from their 2014 season.

01/06/2015

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No Vikings Make NFL’s All-Pro Teams

The Minnesota Vikings have another reminder of a tough season: No one made the 2014 Associated Press NFL All-Pro teams. The selections announced Friday end a mini-streak for the Vikings, which had at least one All-Pro in each of the past three seasons.

01/02/2015

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Good Question: What’s The Benefit Of Playing Bowl Games?

This year marks the first time in 53 years that the University of Minnesota has played in a New Year’s Day bowl game. Despite the Gophers’ loss to the University of Missouri at the Citrus Bowl Thursday, WCCO wondered what benefit Minnesota gets for being in a big-time bowl game.

01/01/2015

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Mizzou Tops Gophers In Citrus Bowl, 33-17

Marcus Murphy ran for 159 yards, Russell Hansbrough added 114 yards and a touchdown and No. 16 Missouri beat Minnesota 33-17 on Thursday in the Citrus Bowl. Missouri (11-3) won its third straight bowl game to reach 11 victories for the fourth time in school history.

01/01/2015

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Gordon Leads Wisconsin Past Auburn 34-31 In OT

Once Wisconsin turned Melvin Gordon loose on Auburn, there was no stopping the nation’s leading rusher. Gordon ran for an Outback Bowl-record 251 yards and three touchdowns, and Rafael Gaglianone kicked a 25-yard field goal in overtime to give the 17th-ranked Badgers a 34-31 victory over the No. 19 Tigers on Thursday.

01/01/2015

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Colts Haven’t Forgotten Last Meeting With Bengals

The Indianapolis Colts haven’t forgotten their last meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals in week seven of the 2014 regular season, and look to capitalize on Bengals letdown.

12/31/2014

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What The Ben Tate Signing Can Do For The Steelers

On Tuesday, veteran running back Ben Tate was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as a proactive insurance policy should team MVP Le’Veon Bell not be ready against Ravens.

12/31/2014

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Zimmer, Bridgewater Build Foundation With Vikings

Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater will be forever linked with the Minnesota Vikings, regardless of how the team fares over the rest of their time together. This is the state of the NFL. For all the excess credit or blame that continually falls on the head coach and the quarterback, success or failure in this league is unavoidably linked to these two people.

12/30/2014

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Opponent Profile: Steelers Host Ravens In Wild Card Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers finalized their regular season with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals to host the Baltimore Ravens during wild card week of the 2014 NFL Playoffs.

12/29/2014

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Vikings Stadium Builders Work On Career Highlight

he Minnesota Vikings have been in transition all year. Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is learning on the job. Coach Mike Zimmer is shaping his new team’s mindset. Dave Mansell is making sure a 970-foot steel roof truss will be in place on time and within budget, along with tens of thousands of other tasks.

12/27/2014

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Vikings Thin At Linebacker For Finale Vs. Bears

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway is questionable for the season finale because of a knee injury. Greenway didn’t practice all week. Coach Mike Zimmer said he probably could have participated Friday, but the team didn’t want to risk aggravation.

12/26/2014

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After Beating Bone Cancer, Aspiring Football Player Will Head To Citrus Bowl

Among the number of people heading down to Florida to watch the Minnesota Gophers take on the Missouri Tigers in the Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day is the O’Brien family.

12/26/2014

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