Vikings working on a deal to keep training camp in Mankato

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Mankato has been home to Minnesota Vikings training camp for 50 years and the football team hopes to continue traveling down Highway 169 from Eden Prairie to Mankato for future training camps.

According to the Star Tribune, the Vikings' contract with Minnesota State-Mankato ends after this year's training camp, but the team is in the process of negotiating a deal to stay on campus in future years.

“I think Mankato does a great job of helping us feel welcome and the university here, as well,” Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said, per the newspaper. “At this particular time, I believe that this is the best way to go for us.”

On Tuesday, Mark Wilf, president and co-owner of the Vikings, confirmed that negotiations are ongoing.

Wilf talked about a number of other topics, including Adrian Peterson's return to the team, progress on the new stadium and he said he's never been more optimistic about his team's chances since becoming an owner a decade ago.

Next Up

Antoine Winfield Jr.

Watch: Gopher alums Antoine Winfield Jr., Tyler Johnson make key plays in Bucs' playoff win

The Minnesota greats had a pair of highlights as Tampa Bay advanced to the NFC Championship.

Er-hgw7XYAQup5n

Crews respond to fire at Gertens in Inver Grove Heights

It's reported that a greenhouse on the grounds was on fire.

Marcus Carr

Why the Gophers could be in line for a high seed in the NCAA Tournament

The Gophers are done with a brutal stretch and are poised to make a run.

police tape

Authorities ID man fatally struck by 'errant bullet' in Willmar

The man was working in his garage when he was fatally shot.

ambulance

1 dead, 1 critically injured in head-on crash on Highway 169

The State Patrol says driving impaired may have been a factor in the crash.

Richard Pitino

Gophers game against Nebraska postponed due to COVID outbreak

The Cornhuskers have had 12 members of its team test positive for COVID-19.

Bob Kroll

What Minneapolis Police Lt. Bob Kroll said in Sunday radio interview

Kroll said that once he's retired he'll go "radio silent."

coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID update for Sunday, January 17

The health department provides updates daily at 11 a.m.

Sen. Julia Coleman

'No one's business': State senator calls out attack on her pregnancy

Sen. Julia Coleman represents Minnesota's District 47.

Willmar Police Department

'Errant bullet' goes through garage wall, kills Willmar man

The man was working in his garage when he was shot, witnesses said.

Related