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Irritated Coach Zimmer Cuts Vikings Practice Short

Adrian Peterson did not practice again on Thursday because of a bruised thigh. To hear coach Mike Zimmer describe his team’s final practice of training camp in Mankato, none of his other players did, either. An angry Zimmer cut practice short on Thursday morning.

08/13/2015

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MyCole Pruitt Making Plays To Keep His NFL Dream Alive

One of the interesting highlights to an NFL training camp: The new guys, the ones you have not heard of making a splash. For the Vikings this week, it’s tight end MyCole Pruitt. He got his chance to play early, to prove when given an opportunity he can make a play.

08/12/2015

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Vikings Hosting Training Camp In Mankato For 3 More Years

The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday they’ve reached an agreement on a three-year extension with Minnesota State University, Mankato, to continue holding training camp there.

08/12/2015

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Violinist May Never Get Car Back After Unknowingly Lending It To Drunk Driver

Trying to do a favor for someone may have cost a Hopkins woman her car. Gayle Thomas is an accomplished violinist, but her daily routine has hit a sour note. She thought she was doing a good thing last month by letting her friend’s boyfriend borrow her car.

08/11/2015

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Peterson Banged Up, But Teammate Says It’s Not Serious

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been banged up a bit in practice. Peterson was tangled up with other players Tuesday during an inside running drill at training camp, falling to the ground while appearing to hurt his leg.

08/11/2015

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For Vikings Linebacker, Charleston Shooting Hit Close To Home

When a gunman shot and killed nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina in June, Vikings Linebacker Edmond Robinson found himself grieving.

08/10/2015

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Meet The Man Who Coaches The Vikings Running Backs

Kirby Wilson remembers every running back he’s ever worked with. He keeps a list. It now has 107 names on it. In an 18-year NFL coaching career spent entirely coaching running backs, Wilson has had some good ones.

08/09/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Children’s Museum Of Southern Minnesota

When they heard kids saying, “There’s nothing to do around here,” some educators and parents of small children in southern Minnesota couldn’t exactly disagree. So about ten years ago, they started laying the groundwork for what is now the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota.

08/09/2015

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Loeffler Fighting For Spot As Vikings’ Long Snapper At Training Camp

Training camp isn’t usually such a tough place for competition among the special teams, but Cullen Loeffler says he understands and accepts the challenge.

08/08/2015

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.

08/04/2015

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings

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.

08/04/2015

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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.

08/03/2015

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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

Minnesota Vikings v Detroit Lions

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

Atlanta Falcons v Minnesota Vikings

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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