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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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Former TE Ben Utecht Delivers Musical Message

Concussions drove Ben Utecht out of pro football five years ago. He fears that the effects from the hits he took as a tight end for four NFL seasons, and for four years before that at the University of Minnesota, will have a significant impact on his future health. Now a singer-songwriter and in-demand speaker, Utecht wanted to ensure that his family will always remember him as a bright, clever and insightful person. What better way than through a song?

12/25/2014

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Musicians + Sports: Darius Rucker Lives for Football: See His Pregame Soundtrack

Rucker’s pregame soundtrack is a wildly diverse collection of music that ranges from Notorious B.I.G. to R.E.M.

12/19/2014

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Gophers Fans Getting More Flights To Citrus Bowl

There is a lot of excitement over the University of Minnesota’s football team’s upcoming appearance at the Citrus Bowl — so much so that there’s a shortage of flights to Florida.

12/18/2014

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Vikings Sign Ahmad Dixon From Practice Squad

The Minnesota Vikings have promoted safety Ahmad Dixon from the practice squad to the active roster. The Vikings announced the move on Wednesday as they started preparation for a game at Miami on Sunday.

12/17/2014

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10 Beers To Try At Your Next Football Watch Party

Nothing goes better with football than an ice cold beer. Chad Polenz, author of The Handbook Of Porter’s & Stouts, has 10 beers to try at your next watch party.

12/17/2014

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Vikings Give Greenway Award For Community Service

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway has been selected for the team’s Community Man of the Year award. The Vikings made the announcement Tuesday, citing Greenway’s volunteer work with several local organizations.

12/16/2014

#4 Matt Kalil, OT, drafted by Minnesota Vikings

Vikings Offensive Line Showing Improvement

Two months ago, Matt Kalil and the rest of the Minnesota Vikings offensive linemen were reeling. The Detroit Lions had just sacked rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater eight times, relentless pressure that also led to three interceptions, while forcing seven punts and limiting the Vikings to three points.

12/11/2014

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Off The Field, Vikings Teammates Are Roommates, Friends

When Blair Walsh and Jeff Locke aren’t together kicking a football at work, go figure, you’re likely to find them together hitting a cue ball at home.

12/07/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 30: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers dops back to pass during the NFL game against the New England Patriots at Lambeau Field on November 30, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Patriots 26-21. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Keidel: Aaron Rodgers Is The Greatest Quarterback To Ever Play American Football

This is not because Rodgers beat Brady last week. The game was whisker-close and you could easily argue that the Patriots would win a rematch on a neutral field. This is about stats, scent, and sense.

12/05/2014

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NFL Executive Troy Vincent Speaks During Second Day Of Peterson Appeal Trial

Late Thursday afternoon Adrian Peterson’s appeal before an NFL hearing officer wrapped up. This was the second day of the hearing. While Peterson made a statement at the hearing on Tuesday, he didn’t appear in person Thursday but reportedly listened in via conference call.

12/04/2014

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