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Minnesota Vikings Working To Secure MLS Team

By Jeff Wald

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Soccer fans around the world are watching the World Cup in Brazil, and Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley says he hopes the enthusiasm will continue into August, when Minnesota will host the Guinness International Champions Cup.

“We have two great European teams coming to town,” Bagley said.


1st Grader Writes Vikings’ Patterson, So He Visits School

By Sara Boyd

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Ask and you shall receive — or more accurately, ask and you shall receive a wide receiver.

A first grader at Rice Lake Elementary School in Maple Grove, Minn. recently wrote a letter to Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson, asking if he would come to her school. […]

Bud Grant Plans His ‘Last And Best’ Garage Sale

By Cole Premo

BLOOMINGTON (WCCO) – Legendary Vikings coach Bud Grant celebrated his 87th birthday Tuesday. What he’s doing for the next three days is almost like a gift to fans.

He’s putting several of his family’s personal items up for sale, including mementos from his Hall of Fame coaching career.

In his 18 […]

Ex-Viking Henderson Gets Probation After Pleading Guilty To DWI

By Jonathon Sharp

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DWI charge earlier this week and was sentenced to two years of probation.

Henderson pleaded guilty on Monday in Carver County Court, and was also fined $1,000, according to the county attorney’s office.

The terms […]

Job Fair Held For Vikings Stadium Workers

By sdswanson

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Politicians said the new Vikings stadium would create jobs, and some proof of this pledge was evident Thursday.

A job fair was held at the Sabathani Community Center in north Minneapolis to connect the construction firms involved in the stadium with skilled workers.

The firms aim to recruit […]

Former Viking Matt Birk Talks New Book, Life After Football

By Jeff Wald

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A lot has changed for Minnesota native and former Viking Matt Birk since he retired from football after winning a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens.

For one, he has lost a significant amount of weight. The Cretin-Derham Hall alum is also now an author, and he joined […]

WCCO Interview: 1-On-1 With Vikings’ Mike Zimmer

By Cole Premo

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — New Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer already has one of those “coach” voices, which sounds like he’s been straining his vocal chords for years.

WCCO’s Mark Rosen had the chance to sit down with Zimmer after his news conference at Winter Park.

Watch the interview […]

Minn. Fans React To Imminent Dome Deflation

By Jonathon Sharp

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Love it or hate it, the white-domed roof is soon to be gone. By Saturday night, the teflon bubble that’s been a part of the Twin Cities skyline for more than 30 years will likely be gone.

Weather permitting, crews plan to deflate the Metrodome early Saturday. The […]

Report: Vikings Nearing Deal To Make Zimmer Next Coach

By Eric Henderson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (WCCO) – The Minnesota Vikings are nearing a deal with the Cincinnati Bengals’ defensive coordinator that would make him the team’s next head coach.

According to reports, the Vikings were moving toward a deal with Mike Zimmer, hoping to complete negotiations by today, per league sources.

Zimmer just […]

Metrodome Seats Coming Out

By Cole Premo

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Bolt by bolt, each chair is being removed from the Metrodome.

Tony Manning is the General Manager of Albrecht Signs.

“It’s going pretty good,” he said. “We just started. Getting the bugs out.”

play pause Metrodome Seats Coming Out WCCO’s Susie Jones

Albretcht […]