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Vikings stadium authority files response to $15 million pay dispute

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 18:08
Sides say they’re remaining cordial as payment dispute lingers.
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New renderings, details of Downtown East Commons pavilion and buildings

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 16:54
It's been months since the public has seen any new design details for The Commons park in Downtown East Minneapolis, but elements are slowly trickling out through public documents. Images of the cafe and pavilion – as well as rough sketches of the park support services structure – were presented to a Minneapolis Planning Commission committee Thursday evening. Developer Ryan Cos. and its architect, Minneapolis-based VJAA, are seeking variances and site plan approvals for the third phase that includes construction of the permanent structures for the 4.2-acre park.
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Twins-Orioles: Milone on the mound. Can Sano stay in a groove?

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 16:42
The Twins are trying to win two straight against the Orioles after blowing them out Thursday.
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Bridgewater says he believes in T.J. Clemmings, other young linemen

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 16:09
Injuries hit the offensive line hard last weekend, forcing the Vikings to search for backup plans to their backup plans while nudging some of the team’s young, unproven linemen further up the depth chart. Losing right tackle Phil Loadholt to a torn Achilles’ tendon pushed rookie T.J. Clemmings into the starting lineup. And the season-ending pectoral tear suffered by backup tackle Carter Bykowski has bumped second-year lineman David Yankey, who has as many NFL snaps as Clemmings, to tackle. The Vikings are a couple of injuries away from having to rely on one of their late-round rookies, Austin Shepherd or Tyrus Thompson, to play. But the man who needs to be protected first and foremost, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, said he believes the youngsters will be ready. “I think the young guys are going to do a great job for us. T.J., he stepped in last week and he played well. I was able to finish the game without a sack,” he said. “We trust that the coaching staff, the personnel [department] are going to get the right players around here to make this team better.” While it must be noted that schemes can be vanilla in the preseason, the Vikings have fared well in pass protection through two exhibitions. They have only surrendered two sacks, none of them with Bridgewater in. There have been just 16 total pressures, according to Pro Football Focus. Starters Matt Kalil, Brandon Fusco, John Sullivan and Mike Harris all have clean sheets in pass protection in 16 preseason pass-blocking snaps. It certainly helps that Bridgewater and backup quarterback Shaun Hill have made quick decisions and gotten rid of the ball in a hurry. Bridgewater says he has kept an eye on young offensive linemen such as Shepherd, Yankey and Thompson whenever he is on the sidelines. “Those guys have shown flashes. I know one thing: their work ethic is off the charts,” Bridgewater said. “[The veteran starters] set a good example for guys like David Yankey and Tyrus Thompson. So I think those guys have the right guys leading them and they’re going to be huge for this team.”
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Leidner's thoughts on the Gophers' WRs, RB's and O-line

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 16:08
Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner gave his thoughts on the offense after Thursday's scrimmage.
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40 prep football games rescheduled as severe weather looms Saturday

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 13:44
Games that had previously been scheduled to be played Saturday evening will now start as early as noon.
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Vikings sign pact to buy land in Eagan for new Winter Park headquarters

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 12:08
The team had been talking to a developer in Chanhassen.
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Tour the Vikings stadium in your underwear

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:08
The new “Madden ’16” video game gives a realistic look at what U.S. Bank Stadium will feel like a year from now.
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Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor arrested on suspicion of drunken driving

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:00
Former NHL standout was driving a son to his hockey game with blood alcohol level of .30.
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Twins break out in a big way over Baltimore

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:59
Long-touted prospects bat leadoff, cleanup for Twins.
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Former Gopher Hassan Mead hoping to run in 10K in Rio Olympics

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 22:38
Hassan Mead is training with an Oregon track club.
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Punt the NFL preseason

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 22:23
NFL ignores players’ well-being by not pulling plug on meaningless preseason games
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Preseason prep football metro dream team: Offense

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 22:00
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Vikings need backup plan to the backup plan at offensive line

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 21:48
Injuries have forced the team to restructure its offensive line.
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Vikings, Raiders share a link to NFL history

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 20:54
The Twin Cities were to be part of the new AFL in 1959; instead it was Oakland that joined the league.
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Ally of the outdoors, Dill will be dearly missed

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 20:42
The state representative died this month of cancer.
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St. Paul City Council to weigh in on soccer stadium

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 19:42
Sponsor says he’s confident the council will back a tax exemption for Midway Stadium site.
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Twins-Orioles: Opening night of the Buxton and Sano show

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 17:00
Fresh off of getting swept by the Yankees, the Twins try to rebound against an Orioles club that has won 16 of 24 games. Top prospects Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano will try to lead the charge.
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