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Everson Griffen Growing Up In Minnesota

Everson Griffen broke into the NFL as one of the youngest players in the league, and he can now say that everything came a little too fast for him at the start. The money, the game, the attention, it was a lot to handle for a 22-year-old who left USC a year early, and it caught up to the Minnesota Vikings defensive end in the winter following his rookie year.

08/14/2014

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WR, Special Teams Player Doing Whatever It Takes To Play With The Vikes

A perfect example of doing what it takes to make the team is wide receiver and special teams player, Adam Thielen. Thielen is right at home in Vikings training camp, as he went to college at Minnesota-State Mankato.

08/10/2014

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Podcast Page: 8-7-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

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08/07/2014

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Vikings Banking On Xavier Rhodes

Xavier Rhodes showcased his skills in the passing scrimmage Saturday during Minnesota Vikings training camp in Mankato, Minn. What he wants is simple: Be consistent, be good. Vikings Defensive End Brian Robison says Rhodes is a natural athlete.

08/06/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 8/6/14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

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08/06/2014

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Family: Kolstad Continues Making Strides In Recovery

The family of a former Minnesota State University, Mankato football player says he continues to make strides in recovering from a May assault as he’s now eating and talking, according to his CaringBridge page.

08/06/2014

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Mankato Man’s Bail Set At $1 Million For Synthetic Drug Deaths

The Mankato man accused of providing synthetic drugs that killed two people is being held on a $1 million bail. Tyler Caputo, 21, was arrested in suburban Chicago last week after leaving Minnesota without the court’s permission.

08/05/2014

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Smith Learning From The Best In Vikings Secondary

Harrison Smith might get a tip from head coach Mike Zimmer, or defensive coordinator George Edwards will have something to say. Defensive backs coach Jerry Gray is always available to help.

08/02/2014

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Kolstad Speaks For 1st Time Since Mankato Assault

A former Minnesota State University, Mankato football player involved in a brutal assault in May spoke for the first time Tuesday since the incident left him in a hospital fighting for his life.

07/30/2014

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Adrian Peterson Fired Up For Up-Coming Season

The Minnesota Vikings signed tight end Kyle Rudolph to a $36.5 million contract. That’s a price tag that used to be reserved for top running backs. In a pass-happy NFL, Adrian Peterson could likely be the last running back standing when it comes to big contracts.

07/29/2014

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Podcast Page: 7-29-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

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07/29/2014

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Police Looking For Man In Mankato Drug Case

Police in Mankato are looking for a man who is facing murder charges in a deadly synthetic drug case after he failed to show up for a court appearance on Friday.

07/28/2014

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WCCO Talks Training Camp With Vikings Coach Mike Zimmer

WCCO-TV’s Mark Rosen sat down with head coach Mike Zimmer Sunday night to get his thoughts on the first few days of training camp, his first as a head coach. Rosen also sat down with Brian Murphy, the Vikings beat writer for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, to get his thoughts on the team and the season ahead.

07/28/2014

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QB Race On At Vikes’ Training Camp

The heat is on at the Vikings’ training camp for the quarterback position as it is every year. You could make a case for any three on the roster getting a shot to start at some point.

07/27/2014

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Walsh, Locke Ready For Outdoor Vikings Home Games

As the Minnesota Vikings move their home games outside for the next two seasons, the two specialists will be under the most pressure. To prepare for the elements, kicker Blair Walsh and punter Jeff Locke have made several visits to TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus with more planned before the home opener.

07/26/2014

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Vikings Make Roster Moves On Opening Day Of Camp

It’s the first official day of training camp for the Minnesota Vikings in Mankato, and the front office has already been busy with a series of roster moves. The Vikings announced Friday they’ve waived wide receiver Josh Cooper and tackle Matt Hall.

07/25/2014

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Vikings Evacuated From Dorms After Early Morning Fire Alarm

The Minnesota Vikings got an early wake up call at training camp Friday morning, but it was earlier than normal — and it was a false alarm. The team was forced to evacuate their dorms after a fire alarm went off at 1:30 a.m. Friday.

07/25/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 7-25-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

If you missed something from the Friday show, click the link above to listen to PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS.

07/25/2014

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Mankato Ranks 3rd On Forbes List For Business Locations

Forbes has ranked Mankato third on its list of the Best Small Places for Business in America, just behind Fargo, North Dakota, and College Station, Texas. A chamber of commerce member says Mankato had previously ranked 10th, 11th and 25th. He says the town’s greatest strength is the diversity of its economy.

07/24/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 7-24-14

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07/24/2014

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Top 6 Things To Watch For At Vikings Training Camp

It figures to be one of the most intriguing training camps for the Vikings in recent memory, with a lot of new faces and almost an entirely new coaching staff. Practices officially begin Friday, with the preseason beginning on Aug. 8 and the team’s first regular season home game at TCF Bank Stadium on Sept. 14 against the Patriots.

07/23/2014

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Mankato Readies For Vikings Training Camp

Minnesota Vikings players and coaches will head to Mankato on Thursday for the start of a three-week training camp at Minnesota State University, bringing thousands of fans with them. Local businesses have amped up their employee rosters in anticipation of a potential surge in clientele.

07/23/2014

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PODCAST PAGE:

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07/21/2014

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BCA: $10K Reward Offered To Find Mankato Shooting Suspect

Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible in a Mankato shooting in April that left one dead and three others hurt. The incident happened at about 2 a.m. on April 20 during an altercation in the parking lot of the Kato Ballroom in Mankato.

07/16/2014

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Flood Destroys Mankato Children’s Museum Exhibits

Brick by brick, stone by stone, work continues on the new Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. But as quickly as the museum building takes shape, severe flooding left a home with few belongings.

06/27/2014

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