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Gov. Dayton Opposes National Anthem Protests, Says MN Vikings Did the Right Thing

Minnesota Vikings players and management stood with locked arms before their game on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

VIKINGS 1 VIKINGS 2 VIKINGS 3 VIKINGS 4 VIKINGS 5 VIKINGS 6 ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Dayton said he disagrees with professional athletes who sit or kneel during the national anthem. Minnesota Vikings players and management stood with locked arms before their game on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Dayton called that the appropriate response. Two Bucs players…

Vikings Leave Mankato for the Last Time

The Vikings are heading to Buffalo for the first preseason game of 2017

MANKATO, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings are saying goodbye to Mankato and hello to preseason. The Vikings will go head-to-head with the Bills at New Era Field, Thursday night at 6. This is the first time these two teams will match up in a preseason game since 2013. Categories: Top Sports Headlines Tags: Buffalo Bills, MINNESOTA VIKINGS, nfl, Preseason

Vikings Activate RB Murray from PUP List

Latavius Murray practiced with the Vikings Monday

MANKATO, Minn. — For the first time since the Minnesota Vikings acquired him in the offseason, running back Latavius Murray practiced with the team on Monday. Murray missed the first two weeks of training camp recovering from a March ankle surgery. In 2015, Murray was a Pro-Bowler with the Oakland Raiders with more than one thousand yards rushing. He rushed…

KVRR Roundtable: Vikings Preview

Sam Bradford and the Vikings look to avenge last season's 8-8 finish.

FARGO, N.D. — The Minnesota Vikings look to avenge last season’s disappointing end as they head into the 2017 season. The KVRR sports team sits down and analyzes how the Vikings have improved in the offseason. Along with what to expect out of the squad this season. Categories: KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines Tags: MINNESOTA VIKINGS, nfl, Roundtable, Sam…

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…

NFL Responds to Study of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Football Players

In 111 NFL players' brains, 110 of them had CTE

  NATIONAL — The NFL has released a statement concerning a study on football players and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association states researchers looked at more than 200 autopsies of former NFL, college and high school football players. Researchers say they found 170 out of 202 players had…

Carson Wentz Announces Beginning of New Foundation

FARGO, ND — Former NDSU superstar Carson Wentz isn’t wasting any time when it comes to giving back to the community. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback is underway with his AO1 Foundation. AO1 stands for “Audience of One,” where Wentz is hoping to emphasize what he calls the three greatest passions in his life: Helping underprivileged youth, hunting and the outdoors,…

Vikings Release 2017 regular-season schedule

Minnesota opens the year in prime time against New Orleans on MNF

MINNEAPOLIS —  The Minnesota Vikings open up the 2017 season in prime time, with a Monday Night Football game against New Orleans. Last season, the Vikings came back from a bye week with less rhythm, throwing away a 5-0 start as they missed the playoffs. This season, their bye week comes in week nine. The schedule is highlighted by three…