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."
Man found dead with 'trauma to his face' in St. Paul
A man was found dead with "trauma to his face" in St. Paul after 3 a.m.
Boyfriend jailed after woman found dead in Hibbing
The woman was found dead on Tuesday, June 28.
18 injured in two separate crashes involving teen drivers
The crashes happened Thursday in Ham Lake and North Branch Township.
All clear after evacuations from explosion, fire on U of M campus
The all clear was given around 9 p.m. Thursday.
‘Terrible prank’ during tornado drill causes scare at Hopkins High School
The school principal said the incident brought armed police to the school and "understandably caused some scholars anxiety."
Woman admits to role in St. Paul man's gruesome murder
A 32-year-old Duluth woman has taken a plea deal in the case of a 34-year-old St. Paul man's murder.
'Living nightmare’ alleged at Savage, Minn. rabbit sanctuary
"Peacebunny Cottage" is now the subject of an animal cruelty investigation.
Tractor tips on embankment, killing man in Kandiyohi County
The tractor reportedly tipped and fell on top of the man, pinning him underneath.
Sloane Martin teams with Mike Golic Jr. for college football broadcasts
Martin, 33, lives in Minnesota and continues to climb the sports broadcasting ladder.
Spielman 'excited' about Vikings' future, compares Ponder to Brees and Manning
In an interview with the Pioneer Press, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says, "We're very excited about where our team is going forward." Spielman also did some number-crunching and found that Christian Ponder's rookie statistics were similar to the likes of Drew Brees and Eli Manning.
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.
Spielman thinks Peterson is on a mission to be better than he was prior to injury
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says Adrian Peterson is on a mission to "prove to everybody he’s a better Adrian Peterson than he was before the injury.” Spielman says Peterson is a "freak athletically" and it's helping him come back quickly from the torn ACL he suffered last December.
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."
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