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EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Near the end of an already flawed performance, Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings were in prime position to pull ahead of the Green Bay Packers and make all the cringe-worthy plays that came before moot.

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Adam Thielen’s Thursdays usually are busy. The star wide receiver has a full practice with the Minnesota Vikings as they implement their game plan for the upcoming opponent.

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EAGAN — Late in Saturday’s practice, the first official one of Vikings Training Camp, Adam Thielen stretched out and hauled in a pass from Kirk Cousins, diving to the grass along the left sideline to wild cheers of what remained of the fans in the stands.

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EAGAN — On the first full-team day of training camp at their shiny new headquarters in Eagan, it might have been easy for the Minnesota Vikings to forget all about their time in Mankato.

EDEN PRAIRIE — The path for Stefon Diggs to last-play touchdown fame and sudden Minnesota savior didn't start with such brilliance.

EDEN PRAIRIE — Their minds still racing with childlike exuberance over the stunning last-snap victory that sent them to the NFC championship game, many of the Minnesota Vikings remained awake several hours past midnight.

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The Minnesota Vikings cruised past the Cincinnati Bengals in a 34-7 win at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sunday. The win improved the Vikings record to 11-3 and gave Mike Zimmer's team the NFC North Division title. With such a large lead, Vikings fans witnessed and cheered the return of …

MINNEAPOLIS — With the hapless and banged-up Cincinnati Bengals in town, it was assumed that the Minnesota Vikings would win and clinch the NFC North championship and playoff berth.

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MINNEAPOLIS — With the hapless and banged-up Cincinnati Bengals in town, it was assumed that the Minnesota Vikings would win and clinch the NFC North championship and playoff berth.

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After eight games last season, the Minnesota Vikings were 5-3, though they had lost the last three. Fans were still holding on to hope, though the season seemed to be slipping away, with the starting quarterback, running back and just about all the offensive linemen injured.

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The Minnesota Vikings hosted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at US Bank Stadium on Sunday. Backup quarterback Case Keenum started the game and wasted no time in airing the ball out to Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. An interception late in the game by Andrew Sendejo squashed any comeback hopes for t…

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MINNEAPOLIS — Maybe it was extra time to prepare. Maybe it was playmakers helping him out. Maybe it was improved play by the offensive line.

MINNEAPOLIS — Brian Hoyer had the San Francisco offense humming after sputtering through the first two preseason games, passing for 176 yards and two touchdowns in the first half before the Minnesota Vikings rallied for a 32-31 victory over the 49ers on Sunday night.

Kyle Rudolph’s goal for the final training camp at Minnesota State was to visit Jake’s Stadium Pizza as many times as he could.

If Andrew Sendejo had read the media reports or studied the depth charts over the seasons, he wouldn’t have had all his focus on becoming a better football player.

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MANKATO — For many local fans, Saturday evening was bittersweet as thousands of people packed into Blakeslee Stadium to watch the Minnesota Vikings put on its last weekend of training camp in Mankato.

If you're looking for a big tight end who can run clean routes, be a solid red-zone target and go up and catch the football, rookie Bucky Hodges would seem to fit the bill.

Obituaries

Harry Thorau, 86, retired LeSueur Police Chief died 9/8. Services, Friday, 9/20 at 11 a.m. First Lutheran Church in LeSueur. Inurnment at a later date in New Ulm City Cemetery. Visitation 1 prior to services at church. Koldenfuneralhome.com

Janet C. Schultz, age 78 of St. Peter, died Thursday, September 12, 2019. Funeral: 11:00 am Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at St. Peter Lutheran, St. Peter. Visitation: 4:00-7:00pm Monday and 10:00am Tuesday at church. www.saintpeterfuneralhome.com.