St. Paul Pioneer Press

Lawmakers Deny They Were 'Making Out' At Eagan ParkTwo Minnesota lawmakers cited for allegedly "making out" at an Eagan park last week are accusing a sheriff's deputy of making up the story.
Reality Check: Minnesota's Sex Offender Treatment ProgramMinnesota's sex offender treatment program is getting sharp scrutiny after a federal judge ruled it unconstitutional. It turns out that Minnesota locks up more dangerous sex offenders than almost anywhere else.
New Brighton Brothers Create Giant Sea Turtle Using SnowThree brothers have continued their annual snow art tradition by building a giant sea turtle in the front yard of their Minnesota home.
Woman Accused In U Student's Death Arrested AgainOne of the two people accused of killing a University of Minnesota student has been arrested again. Ashley Conrade was taken into custody for violating the terms of her release, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Injury Report: Smith Expects To Play, Greenway's Status Remains Unknown For The VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings expect to have quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and safety Harrison Smith in the lineup Sunday when they face Detroit Lions at TCF Bank Stadium. However, whether or not linebacker Chad Greenway returns after missing two games is unknown. The Vikings listed two plays as non-participants, three players as limited participants and four players as full-participants in Thursday's practice.
Team Grades: Minnesota Vikings Put Up Fight, But Fall Short In New OrleansThe Minnesota Vikings fell to the New Orleans Saints 20-9 Sunday at the Superdome. The offense could not get into the end zone, settling for three field goals instead of getting touchdowns. The defense struggled early, but settled down and kept the team in the game. The special teams were good, with the exception of the punt return unit.
Sharrif Floyd Looks To Continue Vikings Tradition Of Good Defensive TacklesThe Minnesota Vikings have a long tradition of having very good defensive tackles. They drafted Sharrif Floyd in the first round of the 2013 draft in hopes that he can continue the trend. He learned a lot of from former teammate Kevin Williams and slimmed down in the offseason to reach his full potential. This season should be the beginning of the Floyd era in Minnesota.
Researcher's Neighbors Deny Problems With Bears Neighbors of a Minnesota man who was denied a permit to continue his research told an administrative law judge Tuesday that the wild bears he studies aren't dangerous and don't cause problems.
Line To See Boost In Play Time If Ellison Misses The Vikings' Home OpenerThe Minnesota Vikings are preparing to be without tight end Rhett Ellison for Sunday's home opener against the Cleveland Browns. Undrafted rookie Zach Line is next in line to fill-in for suspended fullback Jerome Felton as Adrian Peterson's lead blocker. The Vikings had five players listed as limited participants in practice and three players as full participants.
Minnesota Vikings May Have Found Future Starter In Josh RobinsonJosh Robinson is becoming one of the mainstays in the Vikings secondary. The team knows that veteran leader Antoine Winfield is nearing the end of his career. Robinson’s play has given the team assurance that it will be fine when Winfield decides to hang up the cleats.
Minnesota Vikings Turning To Veteran Experience Of Jamarca SanfordMinnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier decided to keep his only returning safety, but as a special teams player and backup at both safety positions. Frazier kept five safeties on the roster and Sanford, in his fourth year in the league, has the most experience.
U Of M Regents Scrutinize Administrative PayAs tuition and student debt are on the rise, so is the scrutiny regarding executive pay at the University of Minnesota.
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