Minnesota is hardly a marquee place in major professional sports, a midsized market in the middle of the country best known on the coasts for the length and extremity of its winters. In the NHL, though, there’s evidence mounting to the contrary. Thomas Vanek was the latest free agent to pick the Wild, two summers after Zach Parise and Ryan Suter jolted the league by coming as a package deal.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday that Jerome Simpson has been released from the team amid reports of further trouble for the wide receiver.
A Minnesota task force studying a higher-tech voter verification process leaned away Monday from recommending that electronic poll books be mandatory in every precinct for the 2014 statewide election.
Minnesota added center fielder Alex Presley to its roster Sunday, a day after acquiring him from Pittsburgh in the trade for Justin Morneau.
Marcus Sherels has quietly made a name for himself, and turned into a veteran for his home state team. In his fourth year with the Vikings, he’s still not comfortable until he makes the roster.
Minnesota Vikings tackle DeMarcus Love has been suspended without pay for the team’s first four games of the 2013 season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances, according to the NFL. He will be eligible to return to the Vikings’ active roster on Monday, Sept. 30, following Minnesota’s Sept. 29 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Everything on Friday was the usual for Adam Thielen. He donned purple football gear and went out to practice on the very field – the Minnesota State University, Mankato – where he’d spent the last five years solidifying himself as one of the best Maverick wideouts ever. The one difference on Friday was, this time he did it as a pro.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have turned over their roster many times since Corey Brewer was selected in the first round in 2007. Now Brewer himself has been traded away — and re-signed.
Four Minnesota Vikings will represent the team at the 2013 Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Wednesday.
The Minnesota Vikings have cut longtime kicker Ryan Longwell from its roster, the team announced Monday.
The Minnesota Wild have set their regular-season roster, with only 13 players who were also on the active 23-man list at this time last year.
Some idiots are rooting for #100. They’re either nuts or Royals fans.
Vikings head football coach Leslie Frazier joined Sid Hartman to discuss the club’s ongoing personnel moves.