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Everson Griffen’s look on the sidelines following the Vikings’ last-second loss on a safety Dec. 21 in Miami pretty much says it all. A core of Vikings fans can relate to the so-close, yet-so-far-away theme. Since 1978, the team has lost five NFC Championship games, with two settled on field goals in overtime. Each loss has cost the team and its fans a trip to the Super Bowl. REUTERS
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Duluth native Matthew Johnson (left) and Cullen Folks have advanced to the Saturday finals of Game Day Grub Match, a cooking competition that requires the use of PepsiCo products. Prizes for the winning team include tickets to Sunday
Duluth graduate trying to cook his way to the Super Bowl
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Downtown St. Paul is safe, police say as gang ‘enforcer’ is arrested in skyway assault
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A fan takes a photo of the Super Bowl XXII championship ring won by the Dallas Cowboys at the NFL Experience at the Phoenix Convention Center. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sport)
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State bill would require parents talk to doctor before kids skip vaccinations
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Willmar cyclists Bob Hines, left, Gary Peterson and Daven Kokkila ride the Heartland State Trail June 18 near Park Rapids. The state Transportation Department is seeking public input on its Statewide Bicycle System Plan, including Heartland and similar trails. (TRIBUNE/Gary Miller/File)
MnDOT seeks input on bike system
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New Hope: ‘Straw’ deal alleged in gunman’s shotgun purchase
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Willmar man faces sexual assault charges
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NWL: Stingers Fowler, Leffler sign on for '15
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Prep wrestling: Cardinals sink Otters
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Prep gymnastics: Cardinals finish 7-0 in CLC duals
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Minnesota forward Andrew Wiggins, left, drives against Philadelphia guard JaKarr Sampson during the first quarter Friday at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. USA TODAY Sports
NBA: Wolves stumble at Philly
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Minnesota DNR suspends invasive species training program
January 30, 2015 - 7:00am
A vintage hay rake in Dovre Township in northwestern Kandiyohi County presides over a snowless landscape on a 34-degree Wednesday afternoon. A foot of snow in November kick-started winter but has since retreated. No snow is in the immediate forecast, but there may be a couple snow showers next week. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Not in winter’s wheelhouse
January 29, 2015 - 11:55pm