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Vikings’ Patterson In Pursuit Of More Knowledge

By Cole Premo

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Cordarrelle Patterson’s rookie year for the Minnesota Vikings produced plenty of reasons to be confident and satisfied.

The flashy wide receiver and kickoff returner has brought some perspective and humility with him for his second NFL season, however.

Patterson said Wednesday his work ethic wasn’t […]

Metrodome Roof Structure Demolished With Blasts

By Cole Premo

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It’s another milestone in the demolition of the Metrodome.

On Sunday, the cables that supported the facility’s famous roof were severed as construction crews set off about a dozen explosive charges.

Mortenson Construction said before the blasts that the noise would have a lower decibel level than pyrotechnics […]

Vikings Fans Split On Frazier’s Firing

By Cole Premo

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — For Vikings fans, head coach Leslie Frazier’s firing was not a big surprise. Most seemed to agree on at least one thing – change was inevitable.

“I think he took the fall for really a bad offense, but at the same time, the defense, when […]

Frazier Focused On Vikings Winning Last Game

By Cole Premo

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is trying to concentrate on winning the last game of the season, not the status of his job.

Frazier says Monday neither he nor his agent has spoken with the organization about his future. Asked how he’s been able to block […]

Refinement Of Minn. Vikings Stadium Costs Drags On

By Cole Premo

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An official involved in the Minnesota Vikings stadium project says a goal for getting key elements of the financing locked in this week won’t be met.

Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority Chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen told The Associated Press on Wednesday that her staff, team representatives and the main contractor […]

Gathering Is Tuesday For Adrian Peterson’s Son

By Cole Premo

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A fellowship gathering is scheduled in Sioux Falls in honor of the 2-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

Friends and family plan to remember 2-year-old Tyrese Ruffin Tuesday evening at First Evangelical Free Church.

He died this month two days after being hospitalized with […]

Adrian Peterson Attended Son’s Funeral On Wednesday

By Cole Premo

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson has rejoined the Minnesota Vikings after missing practice to attend the funeral for his 2-year-old son.

Peterson says he went to Sioux Falls, S.D., on Wednesday for the private service. The boy died last week in an alleged case of child abuse. Peterson says […]

Winless Giants Sign RB Hillis As Vikings Approach

By Cole Premo

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have signed veteran running back Peyton Hillis.

Hillis, who fills a void in the backfield, is a six-year veteran with a 1,000-yard season on his resume. He has played for Denver, Cleveland and Kansas City, and has 2,470 yards and 21 touchdowns […]

Vikings LB Bishop Out For Year With Torn Right ACL

By Cole Premo

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings linebacker Desmond Bishop’s season has ended because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Bishop was hurt on a running play by Carolina in the second quarter of Sunday’s game. He walked off with a limp under his own power, and […]