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ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week For May 30, 2014: Caleb Butler

Blaine High School’s Caleb Butler can run. In fact, he can do just about anything he sets his mind to. That’s what makes him special, according to Coach Rob Nick. “He’s a coach’s dream. He does everything we ask of him, his effort is always outstanding, he gives us 100 percent,” Nick said. “He’s just an amazing athlete. His strength is unbelievable, and for a kid to be 6’3′, 220 and to run 110 hurdles. He ran 300 hurdles, shot disc, he’s going to run a 4X1 for us.”

05/30/2014

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6 NFL ‘Bros’ Guaranteed To Be The Life Of The Party

Looking for your kindred party spirit? We’ve wrangled 6 NFL players who are sure to be the life of the party wherever they go.

05/29/2014

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Top Google Results Unique To Minnesota

The only things Minnesotans are interested in as much as sports like rollerblading and football are personal injury lawyers, according to a new map created by the real estate website Estately.

05/26/2014

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Owners To Decide Tuesday On 2018 Super Bowl Site

The Big Easy, Naptown or the Twin Cities. That’s the choice facing NFL owners when they vote Tuesday on the site of the 2018 Super Bowl, choosing among New Orleans, Indianapolis and Minneapolis. Each city has hosted the big game, albeit just once for Indy and Minny.

05/19/2014

Vocalist Isaac Slade (R) and guitarist Joe King of the rock band The Fray perform during the half time show during the AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Musicians + Sports: How The Fray (Barely) Survived Super Bowl XLVIII

This year’s Super Bowl was a particularly bitter pill for Broncos fans to swallow. Denver band The Fray was no exception.

05/16/2014

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Former Gophers QB Arrested For Assault In Mankato

Former Minnesota Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson was arrested early Sunday morning in Mankato, Minn. for an alleged assault, according to authorities.

05/11/2014

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Vikings Use 6th Round To Focus On Secondary

The Minnesota Vikings have taken Virginia Tech cornerback Antone Exum and Maine cornerback Kendall James in the sixth round of the NFL draft. Exum was taken with the 182nd pick obtained by the Vikings from Atlanta for the extra fifth-round selection they gained from Carolina earlier Saturday. James was taken with the 184th pick, their original selection.

05/10/2014

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Bears Draft Gopher Brock Vereen In 4th Round

The Chicago Bears selected Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey and traded up in the fourth round to pick Minnesota safety Brock Vereen on Saturday. Carey was chosen with the 17th pick of the fourth round, 117th overall, and Vereen was 131st.

05/10/2014

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Vikings Draft Stanford Guard Yankey In 5th Round

The Minnesota Vikings have selected Stanford guard David Yankey in the fifth round of the NFL draft. Yankey was taken Saturday with the 145th pick. The 6-foot-4, 314-pound Yankey was a unanimous first team All-American left guard last season who played his junior year at left tackle.

05/10/2014

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Vikings Have 4 Picks On Drafts Final Day

The Vikings have addressed needs at quarterback, linebacker, defensive line and running back through the first two days of the draft. They enter the final day Saturday with four more picks and a glaring need for depth in the defensive backfield. The Vikings have two choices in the fifth round and one each in the sixth and seventh rounds.

05/10/2014

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Vikings Draft Barr At 9, Bridgewater At 32

The Minnesota Vikings have selected UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr with the ninth overall pick of the NFL draft. The Vikings traded down one spot with Cleveland, picking up a fifth-round pick to do it.

05/08/2014

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MN Sports Facilities Authority Submits Bid For 2018 Super Bowl

It may not look like much now, but the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority insists the site that once housed the Metrodome will soon be a major contender for Super Bowl LII. The organization is submitting its final bid for the 2018 game this Wednesday.

05/07/2014

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Spielman Not Afraid To Take QB In 1st Round Again

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says he can’t afford to let his spotty history when it comes to quarterbacks deter him from taking one in the first round this year if he believes the right player is available. Spielman addressed the media on Tuesday, two days before the first round of the NFL draft.

05/06/2014

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Waiting A Bit Could Be Wise For QB-Seeking Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings need a young quarterback to ride into the future, and with the eighth overall pick in this draft they’ll have plenty available. For all the headlines generated at the top of the class by Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater, though, the Vikings could find the guy who fits them the best after the first round.

05/05/2014

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Zach Moore Works Toward NFL Draft Day

Zach Moore did not grow up in affluence and when he signed on to play at Concordia University in St. Paul, the NFL seemed light years away. Moore grew up on the south side of Chicago. “The south side of Chicago is notorious. You know you hear about a lot of the shootings and deaths, and, you know, the gang mentality that’s associated with it,” Moore said.

05/03/2014

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