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Minnesota Vikings 2017 Season Preview

This is the Vikings first season without Adrian Peterson

MANKATO, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings are a team with lofty goals heading into 2017. KVRR’s Keith Albertson and Jeremy Klein break down what we can expect to see from the Vikings this season. Categories: Top Sports Headlines Tags: Mankato, MINNESOTA VIKINGS, Vikings Training Camp

Bison Football is Back: Turning a New Leaf

It's NDSU's first time since 2011 that they enter the season not the reigning FCS champs

FARGO, N.D. —Have no fear, bison football is finally here. The three month hiatus of the off season  has left a sour taste in everyone’s mouth following the 2016 season. It’s NDSU’s first time since 2011 that they enter the season not the reigning FCS champs, but the team is turning a new leaf and the expectations for 2017 are…

Vikings Training Camp: Moving from Mankato to Minneapolis

This will be the final Vikings Training Camp held in Mankato

MANKATO, Minn. — The Vikings did not finish last season where they hoped they would, but it’s time to turn over a new leaf as they get set for the 2017 season in the same place for one last time. “Mankato is a very cool city and I think they really benefit from it being here and things like that,”…

Vikings Wide Receiver Adam Thielen is Prepping for another Breakout Season

Thielen had 967 receiving yard and 5 touchdowns in 2016

MANKATO, Minn. — Adam Thielen had a breakout season one year ago with nearly one-thousand receiving yards. He is preparing for year four in the league in very familiar territory. Thielen went to school at Minnesota State in Mankato, and has spent the last four training camps on campus. Thielen says things are a little different now that he is…

Xavier Rhodes Signs Contract Extension Worth $70M

This is Rhodes' 5th season with the Vikings

MANKATO, Minn. (Minnesota Vikings) – In a summer where commutes are wrought with construction, this is one Rhodes closure that Minnesotans are welcoming with open arms. The Vikings announced Sunday that they have signed cornerback Xavier Rhodes to a contract extension. “A childhood dream,” Rhodes said as he inked his name. “A dream turning into a reality. I can’t believe I’m actually…

Fargo Junior League Battles Back, Falls in Extras

Fargo Junior League is eliminated from District tournament.

FARGO, N.D. — Day 2 of the Junior League District tournament took place at Bennett Field on Saturday. Fargo’s 14 & under team faced Rapid City National in an elimination game. RC National defeated Fargo 8-6 in 9 innings. Rapid City got out to a 5-0 lead before Fargo exploded for 6 runs late in the game, but RC National…

Legion Baseball: Blues Down Mankato in Extra innings

Moorhead faces Stillwater next in legion state tournament.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legion Baseball Hub) — The Moorhead Blues prevailed in riveting 12-inning affair with the Mankato Nationals to live another day in the Minnesota American Legion State Tournament at CHS Field in St. Paul, MN. Their persistence resulted in a 5-3 win that was a well played game peppered with plenty of quality pitching and defense to go…

RedHawks Player Profile: Will Solomon

This is Solomon's second year with the RedHawks

FARGO, N.D. — Baseball often takes athletes to new and exciting places, and RedHawks pitcher Will Solomon is no exception. “Well I went to three different colleges and then my last year I got drafted by the Padres,” said Solomon. “They didn’t sign me. I was only there for two days and then about a week later I got a…

KVRR Sports Extra Coach of the Week: Doug Simunic

Doug Simunic's squad has won 9 straight.

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks have changed a lot in the last two decades. One thing that hasn’t? Manager Doug Simunic. Most of the players on his team now hadn’t started grade school when Simmy started coaching the RedHawks in 1996. The RedHawks are playing their best baseball of the season at the moment. Last night’s win expanded their streak to…

Fargo Junior League Falls in Opening Game of Districts

Fargo will be in action Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in an elimination game.

FARGO, N.D. — The defending Junior League District Champion Fargo opened up the tournament on Friday taking on Rapid City American (S.D.). The defending champs fell to RC American 13-0. Marcus Jenkins hit a bases clearing double in the first inning and Rapid City never looked back. RC American faces RC National in the winners bracket on Saturday. The loser…