The silver lining in finishing 3-13? Picking high in the upcoming NFL draft. They're not in Andrew Luck territory, but the Vikings should get a player -- or players -- they need.
After 3-month delay, newest Twin Cities Raising Cane's opens
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The home has 425 feet of private shoreline on the Mississippi River.
Walz proposes legalizing marijuana in massive supplemental budget
It's among the provisions in his "Budget to Move Minnesota Forward."
Photos reveal damage from gunshots to Minneapolis snowplow
A hydraulic line and three tires were damaged in the shooting.
Minneapolis schools confirm return to in-person teaching Monday
The school district shifted to online learning almost two weeks ago as rising COVID cases led to staff and bus driver shortages.
Mineral leases for proposed Twin Metals mine near Boundary Waters canceled
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Reward to find person who left kittens to die in freezing WI cold
The cats were thrown from a vehicle, according to a witness.
Charges: Man led police on multi-city pursuit in stolen Metro Mobility bus
The bus had been left unattended with the keys inside when it was stolen.
Charges: Man fatally shot mother of his child during argument
Officers found her on the ground outside the couple's home.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 26
More than 15,000 new cases in today's update.
List of the coldest wind chills in Minnesota Wednesday morning
The wind chill was as low at -38F in St. Paul.
Vikings need to find a star with pick No. 3
The Minnesota Vikings will have a lot of options when they go on the clock with the third pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. They might be able to go offensive line and take USC's Matt Kalil. Or they might be able to select Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon. Maybe it will be LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne? Whatever they do, there will be plenty of talent available.
Texas A&M's Tannehill could be the key to Vikings trading No. 3 draft pick
ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert has "grown increasingly convinced" the Vikings could trade the No. 3 pick in the NFL draft. The reason being that the Dolphins and Browns might be competing against one another to draft Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill. With Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III likely off the board, Tannehill might be a prime target at pick No. 3 for either team.
Vikings closer to getting top pick
With Indianapolis’ surprise win over Houston, the Vikings are one step closer to getting the top draft pick next year’s NFL draft. The Pioneer Press reports that If the Vikings lose their last two games, they are nearly assured to get first pick in the draft. The number one pick is widely expected to be Standford quarterback Andrew Luck.
Spielman: Vikes' No. 3 pick will be Kalil, Claiborne or Blackmon
Vikings GM Rick Spielman wants his staff to consider three names for the third overall pick in next Thursday's NFL draft: USC tackle Matt Kalil, LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne and Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon.
No. 3 pick more likely a stud than dud
There is no such thing as a sure thing in the NFL Draft, but picking third in the first round usually translates into a reliable starter, maybe even a Hall of Fame player. Previous No. 3 picks that went right: Larry Fitzgerald, Joe Thomas, Andre Johnson and Barry Sanders. But then again, there are also a few duds like Joey Harrington and Akili Smith.
Vikings focus on 2012 NFL draft
The Vikings are set to pick third in April's NFL draft. The Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams pick before Minnesota. Cleveland and Tampa Bay will follow the Vikings. Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is considered an overall top prospect. The Vikings (3-13) finished their miserable season Sunday, matching their worst record in franchise history.
Vikings trade No. 3 pick to Browns for No. 4 pick and more
The Minnesota Vikings have made the first headlines on Draft night 2012 with the night's first trade. Jay Glazer is reporting that the Vikings have traded the No.3 overall pick to the Cleveland Browns for the No.4 overall pick along with the Browns' 4th round, 5th round and 7th round selections.
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