The deadline to apply the franchise tag to players in the NFL passed on Monday, and the Minnesota Vikings declined to use the tag. A couple of big name players who otherwise could have been free-agents, were tagged. Among them: Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and Titans safety Michael Griffin.
Numerous severe storms likely in Minnesota Friday night
Watch the video for the full details with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
Teen pleads guilty in shooting death of 15-year-old girl in Columbia Heights
Damico Jamal-Tokyo High will receive a sentence in juvenile court, along with an adult prison sentence.
Walz wants to use surplus money to send direct payments to Minnesotans
It's a renewed effort from a previous proposal from Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's supplemental budget in January.
Jan. 6 committee says aide for WI senator tried to give fake elector info to Pence
The attempt was discovered through text messages in the ongoing public hearing held by the Jan. 6 select committee.
Minnesota state colleges boosting tuition again by 3.5%
The Minnesota State system's Board of Trustee's approved the increase Wednesday.
Walz, Jensen react to historic Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade
After voting to overturn Roe, conservative Justice Clarence Thomas has hinted contraception and same-sex marriage protections should follow.
2-year-old killed in crash on County Road 81 in Maple Grove
The crash occurred Thursday evening on County Road 81.
BCA issues new details about St. Michael standoff, shooting
New details say a St. Cloud police officer struck the suspect with gunfire.
92-year-old driver killed in rural Scott County crash
The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
Big-time rain totals flood Highway 10 in central Minnesota
More rain and storms are expected Friday and Saturday morning.
Charges: Driver had just left local bar before deadly Shakopee crash
Witnesses said they were unable to help the 19-year-old Eden Prairie man who died in the crash after becoming trapped.
Speculation: Bears and Vikings in a race to sign Vincent Jackson?
The Minnesota Vikings failed to trade for Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson last season, but they won't have to make a trade if they want him now. San Diego didn't franchise tag Jackson, so he'll hit the free-agent market next week. The Vikings and Bears could be major players in the Jackson sweepstakes.
Barr not franchise-tagged, likely to become free agent
Barr can become a free agent on March 13.
Vikings desperately trying to avoid worst season in franchise history
Only two games remain in the 2011 Vikings season and one thing is certain, this team doesn't want to go down as the worst team the 51-year history of the franchise. Players are focused on beating the Redskins this weekend, but running back Toby Gerhart says the record is one the team doesn't "want to live with after the season."
Cris Carter admits to using bounties
Former Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter admitted to ESPN that he placed bounties on players during his career. "I'm guilty of it," Carter said. "It's the first time I've ever admitted it." Carter also said the Vikings used bounties to protect the likes of Randy Moss, Daunte Culpepper and Randall Cunningham.
Report: After franchise tag, Vikings open to trading Harris
Would Minnesota really give up Harris for a mid- to- late-round pick?
Scoggins: For future of franchise, don't be too big to fail
Star Tribune columnist Chip Scoggins puts it bluntly by saying, if the Vikings are going to be bad, "be historically bad." The moral of his story is that the Vikings may as well lose their last two-games to give themselves a shot drafting a so called "once-in-a-generation" quarterback, Andrew Luck.
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