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MANKATO, Minn. — Right guard intrigue is not exactly a sexy story line, but the open competition at that position is a portal into the Vikings' high-stakes transformation of their embattled offensive line. The pressure is immense on the once-reliable unit to redeem itself from a ragged 2014 performance and allow a potentially dynamic offense to thrive under second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and returning running back Adrian Peterson. "As long as we take care of our business up front, we'll be OK," right tackle Phil Loadholt said this week. "It starts up front.
MANKATO, Minn.—Adrian Peterson is back. Teddy Bridgewater has plenty of potential. And Mark Wilf is fired up. Wilf, the Vikings' owner and president whose family bought the team in 2005, was an enthused spectator in training camp Tuesday at Minnesota State Mankato. "I would say, personally, it's the most excited I've been since we purchased the team," Wilf said of the upcoming season. Peterson, the star running back, has returned after missing all but one game last season because of a child-abuse incident, and much is expected from Bridgewater in his second year at quarterback.
By Sarah and Tony NaselloFARGO -- When it comes to food, we never cease to be amazed by nature's ability to provide what we need, just when we need it...
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. -- A 43-year-old woman from Mississippi received minor injuries Tuesday when she turned her back on a bison to get a “selfie” with it near the...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.
MINNEAPOLIS—U.S. Bank Stadium is Lester Bagley's baby. But, after more than a dozen years of advocating for it in the Minnesota legislature and the actual construction of the stadium, the Vikings executive is ready to see his baby off to the real world. He doesn't have to wait much longer. Bagley and construction leaders Monday led the media on a tour of the future home of the Minnesota Vikings, and much of the skeleton of the stadium is complete.
PIERRE – Two popular boat ramps in northeast South Dakota will temporarily be closed for repair.. The southeast boat ramp on Bitter Lake near Waubay in Day County was damaged...
FLANDREAU -- A 38-year-old Flandreau man and an 11-year-old Dell Rapids girl were killed Monday morning in a two-vehicle crash southeast of Flandreau. South Dakota Highway Patrol officials said Joshua...
PIERRE – South Dakota state government closed the 2015 budget year on June 30 marking the fourth consecutive year with a surplus, Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Monday. The governor said...