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Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs a drill during practice on June 4, 2015 at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Vikings Running Backs, Even Peterson, Must Work On Blocking

After an absence from NFL activity that spanned seven months, Adrian Peterson has returned as Minnesota’s featured runner. But before he resumes his familiar role of carrying the ball, there’s one more thing he must do: pass protection.

9 hours ago

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Coach Mike Zimmer Expected To Rejoin Vikings Soon

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is expected to rejoin the team soon. Zimmer missed practice Tuesday to be with his father, Bill, who has been in declining health.

9 hours ago

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From Poland To Minnesota, Vikings’ Aiyegbusi Finds Home In A Foreign Sport

At 6 feet 9 inches tall and 345 pounds, the only thing at training camp bigger than him is his fame. As only the 5th Polish player to ever sign an NFL contract, everyone’s interested in Babatunde Aiyegbusi.

23 hours ago

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Vikings Promote Family Day At Training Camp With Adrian Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings had a busy weekend with training camp in Mankato as they get ready for their first preseason game this Sunday. Saturday was also Family Day for the Vikings in Mankato, and they made an interesting choice on how to promote it.

08/03/2015

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With Zimmer, Vikings Cornerback Quality Has Increased

An old adage about people is they’re always harder on the ones they love. This fits Mike Zimmer and Minnesota’s cornerbacks.

08/02/2015

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Vikings Celebrate 50th Season Training In Mankato

Step inside the Blue Earth County Historical Society, and you’re greeted by a cheerful tour guide and 50 years of Vikings training camp memories.

07/31/2015

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Zimmer Looking For Sharrif Floyd To Make Next Step In Year 3

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer likes big guys. On defense, that means people who can stop the run. Sharrif Floyd is a 300-pound defensive tackle that they want to just that.

07/29/2015

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Adrian Peterson Back In Pads, Moving Forward With Vikings

While many Minnesota Vikings veterans see the first padded practices of training camp as a necessary evil, Adrian Peterson couldn’t wait for the day.

07/29/2015

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Wander Minnesota: Minneopa State Park

Like waterfalls? Like Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis, but sometimes would like to avoid the crowds? There’s a good choice just an hour or so out of the metro: Minneopa State Park, just outside of Mankato. […]

07/29/2015

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Timberwolves Caravan Starts Aug. 4 In Alexandria

The Minnesota Timberwolves are set to get their annual caravan started across the state as they embark on a new era in the organization. The Timberwolves Caravan, headlined by Minnesota native Tyus Jones, takes off on Tuesday, Aug. 4 as it heads to Alexandria for an event from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

07/29/2015

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Rookie Trae Waynes Testing Nickel At Training Camp

One reason the Vikings drafted Trae Waynes in the first round is that they think he’s a smart football player, but he also needs to be a versatile one. Though it’s been a baptism by fire, so far Waynes hasn’t been burned.

07/28/2015

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Vikings Set Big Goals, Have High Expectations Early In Training Camp

It’s hard to believe, but training camp for the Minnesota Vikings is up and running in Mankato. And in less than 2 weeks — the team will take on the Steelers in their first pre-season game.

07/27/2015

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Torn Pecs Make Vikings Take Closer Look At Lifting Regimen

These weren’t common football injuries, all these torn pectoral muscles, so the Minnesota Vikings took a closer look. Right guard Brandon Fusco (13 games missed) and right tackle Phil Loadholt (five games missed) each needed season-ending surgery after theirs occurred while blocking during games last year.

07/26/2015

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Vikings Begin 50th Summer In Mankato As NFL Trends Other Way

Terence Newman has started his 13th season in the NFL a little bit like a rookie. This is the veteran cornerback’s first year with the Minnesota Vikings and, thus, his first time attending professional training camp on a college campus.

07/26/2015

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Vikings Sign K Blair Walsh To Contract Extension

The Minnesota Vikings announced Sunday that kicker Blair Walsh signed a contract extension. Walsh is entering his fourth NFL season, the final year of his rookie contract after the Vikings drafted him in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

07/26/2015

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Peterson, Vikings Tote High Hopes To Training Camp

The purple-clad crowd of autograph-seeking Vikings fans gathered at the annual reporting day saved the loudest cheers for a 30-year-old running back who played in only one game last season, formally welcoming the once-marooned Peterson back to Minnesota State University as players moved into their dorm rooms for training camp on a sunny Saturday.

07/25/2015

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Mankato Police Chief’s License Suspended For Training Errors

Mankato’s police chief will have his peace officer license suspended for five days. Todd Miller signed an agreement with the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training following its investigation into his department’s training and documenting of a dozen new part-time officers.

07/25/2015

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10 Things To Watch At Vikings Training Camp

It’s the middle of July, but the football season is officially just around the corner. The Minnesota Vikings report to the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato, on Saturday for training camp. So what should we keep an eye on as the team practices in Mankato?

07/22/2015

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Jack Link’s To Pay $50K To Former Minnesota Employee

Beef jerky maker Jack Link’s has agreed to pay $50,000 to a former employee who quit after working several months at a Mankato facility because her supervisor made repeated sexual advances toward her.

07/22/2015

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Waconia Teen Killed In Crash Remembered For Her Smile

Some of the top high school softball players in Minnesota are packing up to head to nationals in Tennessee. However, the Minnesota Vortex will be one player short.

07/21/2015

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Officials ID Construction Worker Killed In Fall

Officials have identified the construction worker who died Friday morning after falling from the roof of a work site in Jordan.

07/12/2015

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Waconia Student Athlete, 16, Killed In Crash Near Mankato

A Waconia high school athlete was killed Friday evening in a car crash near Mankato, according to her softball team. Alexia Kretsch, 16, was driving northbound on Highway 169 when a car traveling eastbound on County Road 33 crossed in front of her, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

07/11/2015

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2 Men Charged After Teenage Girl Injured In Loon Lake Jet Ski Accident

A 16-year old Mankato girl is being treated for severe injuries after the inner tube she was riding on slammed into a dock. Witnesses say 23-year-old Lance Jones (pictured) was using a jet ski to pull the girl and another woman.

06/30/2015

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Authorities: Cyclist Killed In Mankato Crash

A 46-year-old Mankato man is dead after colliding with a vehicle while riding his bike Wednesday morning, according to Mankato officials.

06/24/2015

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6 People Thrown From Boat Into Minnesota River

Authorities in south-central Minnesota say six people including two children were thrown overboard from a boat on the Minnesota River. The Nicollet County Sheriff’s office was notified of the accident north of Mankato around 12:45 a.m. Saturday.

06/13/2015

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