Rick Spielman says the decision to release Ryan Longwell, "fits in with everything else we were honed in on this offseason." Specifically, getting better and younger. The Vikings' GM also wanted to give Longwell a fair chance at finding another kicking opportunity.
North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year
The principal said Friday she had been fired from her role over her support of a student protest.
One dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy. 169
The crash occurred on Highway 169 early Sunday morning.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end
Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery
The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.
COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.
2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame
White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.
Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka
The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.
6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk
The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.
Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner
"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.
Spielman explains the Vikings' new chain-of-command
If you don't quite understand the Vikings' new power structure, this post is for you. Rick Spielman, as acting general manager, makes the call on free agents and the draft. Head coach Leslie Frazier will handle the coaching staff. However, Spielman is accountable for everything.
Spielman explains why he was promoted following a disasterous 3-13 season
Rick Spielman joined NBC's Pro Football Live Wednesday to discuss being promoted to general manager of the Vikings. Spielman says he was promoted after a 3-13 season because Vikings' ownership believes in his body of work. He also says the Vikings can build a foundation of success by putting good players around the quarterback and playing good defense.
Vikings, Spielman preparing for youth movement to stay competitive
Vikings' general manager Rick Spielman says there is a lot of pressure to turn things around quickly following a 3-13 season, but he isn't willing to mortgage the future for a quick fix. Spielman also knows finding younger players is a must to stay competitive for the long haul.
From Peterson to McCauley, Vikings' drafts picks under Rick Spielman have had ups and downs
From Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin to Marcus McCauley and Tyrell Johnson, the Pioneer Press breaks down every single Vikings' draft pick under the watch of Rick Spielman.
Why Vikings GM Rick Spielman should be focused on 2021
Spielman will have a lot to consider in 2021 when the NFL should look a little less uncertain than it does now.
Powers: Spielman is wrong man for the Vikings' general manager job
Tom Powers of the Pioneer Press doesn't think the Vikings made the right choice by promoting Rick Spielman from vice president of player personnel to general manager. He writes that the move creates about as much excitement as "28 floors worth of elevator music."
Vikings' Spielman remains patient as he builds for a successful future
While fans are growing frustrated with the Vikings failure to sign big-name free agents, general manager Rick Spielman says, "Give us time to put this roster together. We're not only putting it together for 2012. We're building this roster to be able to maintain this roster over the next three, four, five years."
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