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Vikings Hope Speedy Rookie Also A Quick Study

Jerick McKinnon was the last of Minnesota’s 10 draft picks to sign his rookie contract. That’s about the only race he wouldn’t win. The Vikings selected McKinnon in the third round out of Georgia Southern, using a pick acquired from Seattle in the Percy Harvin trade the previous year.

06/17/2014

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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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PODCAST PAGE: WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-9-14

Miss something from today’ show? Here Sid Hartman and Mike Max react to the Vikings Draft. Listen back by CLICKING THE LINK ABOVE.

05/09/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-8-14

Listen to Mike Lynch discuss possible severe weather today, and other highlights from the show, by clicking THE LINK ABOVE.

05/08/2014

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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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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 4-21-14

Mike Lynch singing Karaoke during Mike Max’s Sports Segment. That and other highlights are here on the Podcast Page. Click the above link to listen back.

04/21/2014

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PODCASTS: 3-3-14 THE WCCO MORNING NEWS WITH DAVE LEE-John Hine

Catch up on everything you missed Monday Morning on THE MORNING NEWS by clicking the link above….

03/03/2014

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1-17-14 Sid Hartman Sports On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Listen to Sid’s reaction to the Gophers knocking off #11 Ohio State at the Barn!

01/17/2014

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1-17-14 Mike Max Sports on The Morning News With Dave Lee

Mike Zimmer meets the media today at 11 on WCCO. Listen to Mike Max’s sports by clicking the above link.

01/17/2014

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1-14-14 Mike Max Sports On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the above link to hear the Old Dutch Team Of The Week and Mike Max’s thoughts on Mike Zimmer.

01/14/2014

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In Vikings Coach Search, Zimmer A Favorite

The Minnesota Vikings have moved into the home stretch of their search for a head coach and Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer has emerged as a favorite.

01/13/2014

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Minnesota Vikings Disappoint In 2013

The Minnesota Vikings had higher expectations than the 5-10-1 record the team finished with in the 2013 season. The Vikings pass defense was abysmal in 2013 with five game-tying or game-winning scores in the final minute of the game. The team used three starting quarterbacks, including Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel for small stretches twice. The team fired head coach Leslie Frazier very early Monday morning.

12/31/2013

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Vikings’ GM Spielman On QBs: ‘I Haven’t Got It Right Yet’

General manager Rick Spielman says he’s confident the Minnesota Vikings will solve their quarterback problem. But Spielman also acknowledged Monday he has yet to “get it right” in regard to evaluating the position, at a news conference after coach Leslie Frazier was fired.

12/30/2013

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12-30 LESLIE FRAZIER FIRED! Sid Hartman Reacts On The Morning News With Dave Lee

How does the “Dean Of Minnesota Sports” feel about today’s news? Click the link to listen!

12/30/2013

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12-30 LESLIE FRAZIER FIRED! Fans React On The Morning News With Dave Lee

What do the fans think of today’s news? Click the link to listen!

12/30/2013

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12-30 LESLIE FRAZIER FIRED! Mike Max On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link to hear Mike Max speculate on possible candidates to replace the classy Leslie Frazier.

12/30/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 15: Head coach Leslie Frazier of the Minnesota Vikings watches from the sidelines against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 15, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Vikings HC Frazier Is Not Going To Let His Job Status Affect The Team

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier talked with to the team about his job status Tuesday morning. He believes that could have been reason the team lost focus in last week’s blow out loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Vikings will have a ceremony to say goodbye to Mall of America Field.

12/25/2013

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 17: Quarterback Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings passes against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 17, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Vikings 41-20. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Face Another Quarterback Controversy

The Minnesota Vikings hope to have a decision on their starting quarterback when practices begin on Wednesday. Josh Freeman is expected to be named the starter after Christian Ponder’s latest bad outing. The Vikings lost cornerback Josh Robinson and center John Sullivan during the loss to the Seattle Seahawks, but wide receiver Greg Childs is expected to return to practice for the first time since training camp in 2012.

11/20/2013

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Spielman: ‘Leslie Frazier Is Not Going Anywhere’

While three straight blowout losses have turned up the heat on Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier and his staff, general manager Rick Spielman says the organization stands firmly behind its head coach and is optimistic things will turn around this season.

11/01/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 22: Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings looks to pass the football during the game against the Cleveland Browns on September 22, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Christian Ponder’s Status For Sunday Remains A Hot Topic For The Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings have no players expected to miss Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers due to an injury. Christian Ponder’s ribs, whether they have heeled completely or not, remain a topic of discussion. Two players missed practice Thursday while six others were limited or full participants.

10/11/2013

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Josh Freeman Joins The Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings signed quarterback Josh Freeman . Freeman had issues in Tampa Bay, but the Vikings are not concerned by what happened. The Vikings need to make a move on the roster with a couple options involving incumbent starter Christian Ponder and third-stringer McLeod Bethel-Thompson. Freeman will not play Sunday and could make his Vikings the following week.

10/09/2013

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Vikings GM Spielman’s Sons Are Star Athletes In … Lacrosse

The boys lacrosse state tournament starts Tuesday, and Eden Prairie is expected to win it.

06/07/2013

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Rick Spielman Draft Reaction

Chad and Sid are joined by Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman. Rick talks about the busy first round of the NFL Draft and the trade that brought them back in the draft.

04/26/2013

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Pat Williams Signs Contract To Retire As A Viking

Pat Williams has signed a one-day contract so he can officially retire as a Minnesota Viking.

04/25/2013

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