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Giant Vikings rookie aims to make an impact

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 19:06
At 6-9 and 350 pounds, Polish import Babatunde Aiyegbusi is taking his shot at a sport he has barely played.
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Target Center funding plan moves forward, after debate

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 18:01
A proposal to add nearly $25 million in city spending wins support of a Minneapolis council committee, but some council members have concerns.
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On a quiet day for Wild, Cooke and Brodziak practice

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 13:54
While most of the Wild continued to rest Monday during their four-day break, some injured players were among the 11 who practiced.
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5th St. by Vikings' stadium closes for several months, reconfiguration

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 13:19
Commuting patterns for about 3,000 motorists in downtown Minneapolis changed Monday when 5th Street near the Vikings' new stadium shut down between 11th Avenue and Park Avenue.
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Greenway says he's happy to be back with Vikings

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:21
Chad Greenway had to sacrifice a sizable chunk of his salary to remain with the Vikings in 2015, but the veteran outside linebacker is happy he and the organization were able to find middle ground. “I’ve always wanted to be a Viking and finish my career here and obviously it’s important to the Wilfs as well,” Greenway said Monday morning in a radio interview with KFAN FM 100.3. Greenway was supposed to make $7 million in the final year of the deal he signed in 2011. But after agreeing to take a pay cut, he has a new base salary of $3.4 million with $1 million guaranteed. He can make up to $4 million through bonuses, including $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses. The Vikings created $3.225 million in cap space by restructuring the final year of Greenway’s deal. “Obviously, I signed my previous deal five years ago and I know personally that things can change [in the NFL],” Greenway said, later adding, “I’m a different player and I understand that and know how the league works, and I wanted to be conscious of that as we went through these discussions.” Greenway admitted that after the 2014 season ended he was not confident that the Vikings wanted him back. But the team let him know they did. Greenway said he “had no leverage at all in this situation” given that he is a 32-year-old linebacker. But a satisfactory compromise was reached. “There has to be some give and take,” Greenway said. “That’s how a negotiation works.” Greenway also had words in the KFAN interview for anyone who feels he is washed up, insisting that Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer wouldn’t just keep him around for sentimental reasons. “I know I have enough to help us win football games and be a leader on this team,” Greenway said.
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Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk once again honored by the NHL

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:07
For the second time since coming to the Wild, the goaltender was named NHL's First Star of the Week.
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Twins release two former Gophers from minor-league system

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:13
Kvasnicka and Knudson were at Class AA New Britain last year
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Wild signs Minnesota State's Zach Palmquist and Vermont's Brody Hoffman

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:30
The Wild has dipped into the college free-agent market again.
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Watch Tyus Jones make an amazing save off Gonzaga player's back

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 08:42
The former Apple Valley star had one of the weekend's most memorable images in the NCAA Elite Eight.
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From Sacramento: Why Minnesota shouldn't have gotten 'our' MLS franchise

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 07:07
It's an us vs. them report
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I'm buying into soccer, why not the politicians?

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 06:52
I'm buying into soccer.
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Nebraska stops U softball team's winning streak

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 22:14
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Wild close to signing University of Vermont goalie Brody Hoffman

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 22:01
The Wild is trying to influx more goalie prospects into the organization.
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Mientkiewicz manages through his frustration

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:52
The former Twins first baseman is disappointed he didn't claim the managerial job, but he will remain a key figure in the organization.
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