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Minnesota Vikings officials insist their first choice for a stadium remains the St. Paul suburb of Arden Hills. But they are also taking a closer look at a site in downtown Minneapolis near the Basilica of St. Mary.

Peterson honors promise to fan despite injury

Vikings fans everywhere held their breath Sunday when running back Adrian Peterson suffered what looked to be a devastating leg injury. Everyone's worst fears were realized a day later when Peterson's injury was confirmed to be a torn ACL and MCL. But despite the mental and physical agony Peterson was undoubtedly going through, he still had time to fulfill a promise to a...

Kleinsasser looks back on 13 years in NFL

Jim Kleinsasser has spent 13 seasons' worth of Sundays flattening opponents with pancake blocks and paving the way for some of the game's great running backs. This Sunday will be his last. The Minnesota Vikings' battering ram is calling it a career. And it's been more than anyone could have imagined when the Vikings drafted him in the second round back in 1999....

Frazier: 'Job security has never been an issue'

Leslie Frazier says his job security ''has never been an issue'' despite a dismal record for the Minnesota Vikings in his first full season as head coach. The Vikings are 3-12 entering their final game, on Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Frazier was asked by reporters Thursday whether he's been assured by team owners he'll be back for 2012. He said he...

Allen still has plenty to play for against Bears

How much has the NFC North changed over the past two years? Sunday's game in Minnesota is all the evidence needed. The Vikings (3-12) are wrapping up their second straight season at the bottom of the division after being the NFC North Champions in 2009. Minnesota is even looking for its first division win of 2011 Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Chicago (7-8) won the NFC North...

Mark Craig's Sunday Insider: Greenway not really making a splash

The Vikings gave Chad Greenway a big contract, yet they don't put him in a position to make big plays.

Quarterback decisions loom large for Vikings

Joe Webb has been making it harder for Leslie Frazier to dismiss the possibility of him being a starting quarterback. Frazier is pushing that decision off until the offseason.

Vikings put out statement: Benny Sapp was not arrested

We heard a rumor about Vikings cornerback Benny Sapp being arrested Friday afternoon, but were not able to confirm the story and ultimately didn’t post anything about it. The Vikings decided to address the issue on Friday night after the story took a life of its own locally. “We’ve been made aware that Benny Sapp received a citation,…

Notebook: McNabb planning to pay

Punter Chris Kluwe talked to former Vikings QB Donovan McNabb and said he plans to pay the $5,000 charitable donation he agreed to during the preseason. Plus, Adrian Peterson has his surgery, Redskins safety Reed Doughty was fined and more.

Vikings CB Sapp cited for misdemeanor assault

Police say Minnesota Vikings cornerback Benny Sapp has been cited for fifth-degree assault and careless driving, both misdemeanors, after a run-in with security at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.

Frazier says he has no reason to question future with Vikings

Leslie Frazier is finishing his first full season as head coach of the Vikings and says he has no reason to question his future after a 3-12 season.

Vikings-Bears game scout

Get keys to the game, fast facts, series history and more as the Vikings and Bears get ready to close down their seasons with one last meeting. As they do, Jared Allen still has record goals on his plate.
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