Saints' linebacker Jonathan Vilma filed a defamation lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday. Goodell has said Vilma led the team's bounty program and offered thousands of dollars to injure opposing team's star players. Vilma's attorney says the false claims have "harmed Jonathan's reputation and ability to make a living."
New Raptor Center data shows 'substantial drop' in bird flu patients
However, the virus remains a serious health threat for birds.
Hunt for inmate who escaped correctional facility in northeast MN
The 42-year-old might be in the Floodwood area.
Suspect kills himself after shooting woman and baby at Fargo restaurant
The suspect was found dead in a stolen vehicle in Minnesota.
Charges: Guest stabbed three men as they slept in Albert Lea
Investigators believe the suspect is related to all three victims.
2 charged for fentanyl overdose death of 19-year-old
The-19-year-old died from a fentanyl overdose last month.
Severe thunderstorm watch: Hail, 65 mph gusts, tornadoes possible
The watch is just north of the Twin Cities metro area.
The staggering rise of Minnesota's most famous lakes this spring
Imagine dumping Lake Minnetonka into Lake Superior 47 times.
Minnesota Senate shoots down latest marijuana legalization attempt
The bill didn't receive the required votes for further consideration on Wednesday.
Minneapolis wants to use $1M in federal cash to plant 200,000 trees
The goal is to have these trees planted by the year 2040.
MOA theater to debut wrap-around, 270-degree movie screen
The new technology will expand the movie screen onto the side walls of the theater auditorium.
Alcohol, no seatbelt possible factors in deadly southwest MN crash
The crash happened just before 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Target shares plunge on profit drop, as costs grow and customers spend less
First quarter profitability declines 52% year-over-year.
NFL suspends Vilma for 2012 season for role in BountyGate scandal
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has suspended Jonathan Vilma for all of 2012 for his role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. Three other Saints drew suspensions, ranging from three games to eight games.
Saints' Vilma files appeal of year-long suspension
Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is appealing his season-long suspension for his part in BountyGate. Vilma says NFL commissioner Roger Goodell shouldn’t have the final say in the matter. Vilma reportedly offered $10,00 to the player who forced Brett Favre out of 2009 NFC title game.
Kluwe says Saints' linebacker Jonathan Vilma 'should be banned for life'
Vikings' punter Chris Kluwe took to Twitter on Wednesday to voice his opinions on the severe penalties handed down to the Saints for employing a bounty program during the 2009 NFL season. On Thursday Kluwe let his voice be heard and said Saints' linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams "should be banned for life."
Tommy Kramer told Roger Goodell Vikings need a retractable-roof stadium
Former Vikings QB Tommy Kramer is weighing in on the stadium issue. He says he talked to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in 2010 and said, "Hey, if you don't get a stadium up here with a retractable roof, there's something wrong with you." He says Goodell agreed.
NFL: Bounty on Favre at least $35,000
The NFL released more details about bounties the Saints put on opponents in 2009. The bounty on Brett Favre during the NFC title game was at least $35,000. Original reports suggested it was a $10,000 bounty, initiated by linebacker Jonathan Vilma -- but he wasn't alone...
Goodell, Rooney to meet with lawmakers to discuss Vikings stadium
Governor Dayton and state lawmakers will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Steelers owner Art Rooney, chair of the league's stadium committee, today. Dayton says the NFL has "serious concerns" about the "viability" and "future" of the Vikings in Minnesota if a stadium bill isn't passed this legislative session.
Watch live: Dayton, Goodell speak at stadium press conference
Gov. Dayton and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell are speaking about the Vikings stadium at a Capitol press conference this morning ...
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