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Pro Football Zone:
The progress that had been made regarding the construction of a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings hit a new roadblock Tuesday, as the Minnesota GOP presented a new bill which differed significantly from the one that had been proposed by Democratic governor Mark Dayton, the city of Minneapolis, and the Vikings.
The new proposal called for a smaller amount of public funding for the stadium and for making it an open-air venue. Governor Dayton described the GOP proposal as “fooling around” and urged the legislature to provide an up-or-down vote on the original bill. In what could be seen as a possible schism in the state GOP, Republican state senator Julie Rosen said she was “surprised” by the GOP leadership’s new proposal and that she believed there were enough votes in the legislature as a whole to pass the original measure.
GOP leaders admitted they don’t have all of the details ironed out in their proposal, but they expressed hesitation in supporting any stadium bill in the absence of tax cuts for businesses.
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings trimmed their roster by two players Wednesday, releasing guard Butch Lewis and tight end Daniel Hardy.
Minnesota now has 65 players on its roster, not including the unsigned 10 draft picks and 15 undrafted free agents the team has agreed to terms with.
Lewis and Hardy were considered longshots to make the roster, but were early cuts with...
It’s been a difficult season plus for Vikings fans. Not only was their team awful, not only did they lose their best player to a devastating knee injury, but the worst thing that has happened is the continued push for a new stadium, and the resistance it is receiving from the government.
I am not going to even get into this at all, because I have no idea the intricacies of what...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings' staff knew coaching the North team in the Senior Bowl would provide it with advantages heading into the draft evaluation period and offer it unique insight into many of the players on hand.
Every team has representatives at the Senior Bowl and conducts interviews, but Minnesota got a closer look at players on the North team, coaching...
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook says he is working to regain his teammates' trust after missing 10 games last year because of a trial on charges of domestic assault.
Cook played the first six games last season before being arrested on two felony assault charges for an altercation with his girlfriend.
He was suspended two games and asked to stay away from the team for...
Supporting the Minnesota Vikings is Larry Spooner's lifelong passion.
If the team's latest bid to secure public funding for a new stadium fails, it won't be for his lack of trying.
The 51-year-old has been camping out at the Minnesota Capitol with his purple van, trying to help the Vikings win more support for a Metrodome replacement in downtown Minneapolis.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. It's been less than a week since the Colts drafted their quarterback of the future after dispensing with the man who brought them to relevance, six days since the Redskins sacrificed much of their future for the double-threat signal caller who's charged with turning their team around. Talk of Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III is finally starting to subside...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The drive to reach a Minnesota Vikings stadium deal has taken a step backward at the state Capitol.
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has sharply rebuked GOP lawmakers for not taking the stadium debate seriously amid word Republicans are working out a deal to authorize a roofless stadium.
The altered proposal surfaced Tuesday and drew a rushed press conference...
Amy Senser, wife of former Minnesota Vikings player Joe Senser is facing three counts of felony vehicular homicide. If she’s convicted one or all of the felony counts, the state’s sentencing guidelines recommend a prison sentence of four years. The misdemeanor count carries a maximum of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
The 45 year old took the stand Monday, with both the prosecution...
NFL running back Caleb King was dumped by the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday and facing the prospect of assault charges for allegedly attacking a man who said he looked like Eddie Murphy.
King is accused of dragging 22-year-old Andrew Hayek from a car and beating him so savagely he fractured his skull, the Pioneer Press reported.
King, however, denies assaulting Hayek and says he injured...
Vikings CB Chris Cook is back working out with teammates and said he has to earn their respect again after his October arrest wiped out the final 10 games of the 2011 season for him.
Brett Favre will have to testify in court about sexually suggestive text messages.
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Christina Scavo and Shannon O'Toole contend they were subjected to sexual harassment and job discrimination. They are seeking unspecified damages from...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- On this postcard-like spring day, when the lake and the links are beckoning, Larry Spooner and his purple van are spending more of their vacation time parked in front of the Minnesota Capitol.
Supporting the Vikings is a lifelong passion for this 51-year-old suburban Minneapolis warehouse supervisor, who's the same age as the NFL franchise. If the team...