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Former Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson accused of pointing gun at woman

StarTribune.com He faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
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Vikings win legal fight with Wells Fargo over rooftop signs

StarTribune.com Judge tells Wells Fargo to take down the mounted rooftop signs, pay legal fees for Minnesota Vikings.
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The 10 most overpaid NFL veterans? Two Vikings make one list

StarTribune.com We’re in the midst of what is really the only quiet six-week period the NFL offers anymore. Things ramp up with the opening of training camp in late July, on-field news continues through the Super...
  • 2 days ago

Northeast microbreweries get to pop their tops at U.S. Bank Stadium

StarTribune.com Smaller Twin Cities operations including Insight, Bauhaus and Sociable will get a chance to put their suds in the spotlight.
  • 3 days ago

Readers weigh in with predictions for the 2016 Vikings season

StarTribune.com After our staff made their predictions for the Vikings season, readers opened up in the comments section.
  • 3 days ago

Eagan to decide fate of Vikings headquarters

StarTribune.com After 35 years, the NFL team wants to move from Winter Park in Eden Prairie.
  • 3 days ago

Access Vikings podcast: Teddy’s deep ball, Peterson’s role and more – what we’ve learned about the Vikings

StarTribune.com Michael Rand and Matt Vensel are joined by 1500 AM’s Andrew Krammer as they determine what they learned during the Vikings’ most recent minicamp.
  • 7 days ago

Vikings: Last year’s offensive line starters have few guarantees in 2016

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson) — Starting all 16 games last season on the Vikings’ offensive line hasn’t provided much job security. Center Joe Berger, guard Mike Harris and tackle T.J. Clemmings were regulars in 2015, but...
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Vikings duo share Haitian bond, mission of hope in their homeland

TwinCities.com (Brian Murphy) — Emmanuel Lamur and Mackensie Alexander grew up poor in south Florida but never felt destitute. Not like the Haitian orphans the Vikings’ new linebacker and rookie cornerback have seen scavenging...
  • 7 days ago
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Time to move in: Mortenson hands over keys to U.S. Bank Stadium

StarTribune.com The hand off took place at the regularly scheduled stadium authority meeting.
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Golden State and the 1998 Vikings: Destiny meets adversity

StarTribune.com Modern sports history is filled with interesting examples of “the greatest teams to never win a championship.”The 2007 Patriots rolled through 18 wins — 16 in the regular season and two in the...
  • 7 days ago

10 takeways from Vikings spring practices and minicamp

StarTribune.com The Vikings wrapped up their spring workouts yesterday with a cookout after coach Mike Zimmer decided they had worked hard enough and looked good enough the past few weeks to cancel Thursday’s...
  • 7 days ago

OSHA fines companies after fatal U.S. Bank stadium accident

TwinCities.com (Bob Shaw) — Two construction companies have been fined for safety violations that contributed to the death of a worker at the Minnesota Vikings’ new downtown Minneapolis stadium last summer. The federal...
  • 8 days ago
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Vikings: German receiver Bohringer adjusting slowly to NFL

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson) — It hasn’t taken long for Moritz Bohringer to realize he’s not in Germany anymore. The wide receiver played four years of club ball in his native land before being taken by the Vikings in the...
  • 8 days ago
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Zimmer likes what he sees – enough to cancel final practice

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson) — Vikings coach Mike Zimmer hasn’t built his reputation as a no-nonsense guy by canceling practices. That’s why some of his players couldn’t believe what happened Thursday. As a reward for the...
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Blog Articles

Wild releases schedule for 2016-17

StarTribune.com (Chris Miller) — Team opens at St. Louis on Oct. 13; home opener is two days later against Winnipeg.
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10 takeways from Vikings spring practices and minicamp

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings wrapped up their spring workouts yesterday with a cookout after coach Mike Zimmer decided they had worked hard enough and looked good enough the past few weeks to cancel Thursday’s...
  • 8 days ago
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Vikings waive LB Lewis, DT Gaston

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings have waived linebacker Travis Lewis and defensive tackle Bruce Gaston following this week’s minicamp. Both players have been injured and did not participate in practice at all this...
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Zimmer cancels practice as way to reward players' work ethic

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — And on the third day, Mike Zimmer rose and told 90 hard-working men to take it easy.The Vikings coach decided this morning to cancel the third practice of the team’s three-day minicamp and sent...
  • 8 days ago
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Vikings, Bengals officially announce joint practices for August 10-11

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned that the Vikings were planning joint practices with the Bengals that would take place in the days leading up to their preseason opener in Cincinnati. This...
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Pack your bags if you aren't buying Super Bowl hype, Peterson says

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — In six weeks, Adrian Peterson will make the 90-minute drive from the Twin Cities to Mankato for his 10th training camp with the Vikings.Peterson says he does not typically look forward to those...
  • 9 days ago
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Zimmer on Bridgewater: 'He's a winner'

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Vikings coach Mike Zimmer defended Teddy Bridgewater from those who might stray too far in their argument that the young quarterback has a long leap to reach the so-called next level in his third...
  • 10 days ago
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Our 13 way-too-early predictions for the 2016 Vikings season

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings will wrap up their offseason workout program this week with a three-day mandatory minicamp that begins tomorrow. Before we know it, they will be reporting to Mankato for training camp,...
  • 11 days ago
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Charles Johnson must fight for roster spot, but don't count him out yet

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — When the Vikings drafted wide receiver Laquon Treadwell in the first round in April, it put the writing on the wall for Cordarrelle Patterson.(Actually, to be honest, the writing had already been...
  • 15 days ago
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Treadwell flashes 'football instincts' and Teddy is 'cutting it loose' more

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — While last year’s first-round draft pick, cornerback Trae Waynes, did not play much on defense as a rookie, coach Mike Zimmer in his first two years with the Vikings wasn’t afraid to put worthy...
  • 16 days ago
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Competition to start next to Harrison Smith will be wide open once again

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings locked down one safety spot by signing Harrison Smith to a big extension. Now they must figure out what to do at the other one.The competition at that strong safety spot will be wide...
  • 17 days ago
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Vikings sign star safety Harrison Smith to contract extension

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings have locked up Harrison Smith, one of the NFL’s best safeties who was slated to be a top free agent after the 2016 season.The team announced this morning that Smith had signed a...
  • 19 days ago
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Vikings report to training camp on July 28

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings announced they will report to Mankato for training camp on Thursday, July 28. Their first practice will be held the following day.The Vikings did not reveal the rest of their training...
  • 21 days ago
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Waynes ready, but Newman still producing 'fine wine'

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — It’s impressive when a professional football player dives for an interception during a voluntary organized team activity three months or so before the start of games that matter.When that...
  • 21 days ago
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Bridgewater, Vikings give back again at team's annual playground build

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings just wrapped up their annual playground build, this year bringing a new playground to Linwood Monroe Elementary across the river in St. Paul with the help of the school’s student body...
  • 22 days ago
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With Priefer confident in Locke, no plans (for now) to add rookie punter

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Last month, the Vikings brought in a pair of rookie punters for a weekend tryout at Winter Park. But they opted to not sign either of them, leaving fourth-year veteran Jeff Locke as the only...
  • 23 days ago
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Vikings sign defensive tackle Gaston

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings have signed defensive tackle Bruce Gaston.Gaston, in his third season as a pro, has had stints with the Cardinals, Patriots and Dolphins along with the NFC North rival Bears and...
  • 24 days ago
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Veteran DE Robison puts evolving role before sack totals

StarTribune.com (Jason Gonzalez) — Veteran defensive end Brian Robison is back with the Vikings after an uncertain offseason and content with his evolving role in Mike Zimmer’s defense.Robison had five sacks last season and has 9.5...
  • 24 days ago
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