Vikings' run defense a major concern?

The 49ers lit up the Vikings defense for 260 rushing yards in Friday night's preseason opener, but linebacker Chad Greenway says their performance "is not indicative of how we're going to be Sept. 9'" in the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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Newly elected representative vows to flout Minnesota COVID-19 rules

He wrote to Gov. Tim Walz, inviting him to a backyard gathering ahead of Thanksgiving.

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Minnesota Hospital Association: We are out of time to be 'Minnesota Nice'

The group is launching an ad campaign that holds nothing back about the seriousness of the situation in Minnesota hospitals.

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1 game into season and MSU Mankato is halted by COVID-19

The Mavericks played Bemidji State on Sunday.

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Cowboys TD featured horrible non-tackle by Vikings cornerback

Number 26 wanted nothing to do with making that tackle.

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New app will help Minnesotans find out about COVID-19 exposures

Personal information is not obtained by Google, Apple or the State of Minnesota.

Arianna Rooney

Missing: 16-year-old girl from White Bear Township

Anyone who sees her is asked to call 911.

Governor Tim Walz

Governor Tim Walz will again speak to Minnesotans on Monday

The press conference is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m.

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Timberwolves acquire forward Ed Davis from Knicks

The Wolves gave up Omari Spellman, Jacob Evans and a future second-round pick.

Adam Thielen

Cowboys score late to end Vikings' winning streak

Adam Thielen's two touchdowns weren't enough in a 31-28 defeat.

Juan Hernangomez

Timberwolves bring back Juancho Hernangomez on 3-year deal

Hernangomez will reportedly make $21 million to come back to Minnesota.

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Vikings: Frazier tells defense 'no touching' Peterson

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