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There is a portion of our population that, when they're not attacking courageous Florida schoolchildren as actors or pawns, believes the best way to make our schools safe from shootings is by turning them into the Wild West. That is to say, give teachers guns and tell them to not only teach reading, writing and arithmetic but also to be Wyatt Earp.
ST PAUL—If Minnesota Vikings fans were looking to Carson Wentz for help, they're not going to get it. Many fans who traveled to Philadelphia for the NFC Championship game between the Vikings and the Eagles a couple of weeks ago were appalled—and often frightened—by the behavior of some Eagles fans. Asked about the topic at Super Bowl media day Monday, Jan. 29, Wentz acknowledged some over-the-top behavior occurred but defended Eagles fans as passionate. "Rabid" might be a better word, but you get the drift.
ST. PAUL—It only got a little weird during Carson Wentz's interview session at Super Bowl media day Monday, Jan. 29. Seated a few rows into the Xcel Energy Center's stands so he could rest his injured left knee, Wentz fielded questions from Fargo reporters and a handful of national types who spotted the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback among the zoo the NFL runs prior to the big game.
MINNEAPOLIS — Adam Thielen didn't say anything to Teddy Bridgewater after the Minnesota Vikings quarterback saw his first NFL action in almost 16 months. It's not that the receiver from Detroit Lakes, Minn., didn't want to. It's that he couldn't. "I couldn't talk to him because I was too emotional," Thielen said in a jubilant Vikings locker room Sunday afternoon. "I would have lost it if I would have talked to him. I tried to just hold it in." Thielen sounded more choked up about the special moment than Bridgewater himself.
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — How many food businesses have been started by the constant urging of friends and family using the words, "You should really sell these"? Too many, maybe. The path of entrepreneurship is likely littered with hundreds (thousands?) of delicious ideas that couldn't be mass marketed.
A post on the Minnesota 7th Congressional District Republican’s Facebook page included a vitriolic meme that called U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison a “Muslim Goat Humper.” The post was up for several hours before being removed Monday evening.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesotans can drink booze in bars on Sunday. They can drink in restaurants. They can drink at sports stadiums and arenas. They can pretty much buy alcohol and drink it anywhere they choose. And, having been around the state a time or two, I can tell you they exercise that privilege pretty much anywhere — from slowpitch softball games to Minnesota Vikings games to their boats in the middle of lakes to family get-togethers.