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Observer: Wilf 'most hated man in Minnesota' after buying $19M home

The New York Observer says Vikings owner Zygi Wilf is taking lots of flack after making his luxurious purchase on the coast.
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The New York Observer says Vikings owner Zygi Wilf is taking lots of flack after making his luxurious purchase on the coast.

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