Posts Tagged Minnesota

Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

In this July 22, 2014 file photo former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, center, arrives at court with his wife, Terry, and others for his defamation lawsuit against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle in St. Paul, Minn. Kyle wrote in his best-seller that he decked Ventura in a California bar in 2006 after Ventura allegedly said Navy SEALs "deserve to lose a few." Ventura, a former SEAL and pro wrestler, testified Kyle fabricated the story. Kyle denied that in testimony videotaped before his death last year. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz, File) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs.

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The Captain: Vikings will lean on Munnerlyn a lot

This July 28, 2014 photo shows Minnesota Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn speaking to the media after an NFL football training camp practice in Mankato, Minn. Munnerlyn started his first Minnesota Vikings training camp on the sideline, working his way through a minor hamstring injury on the physically unable to perform list. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Captain Munnerlyn started his first training camp with the Minnesota Vikings away from the action and on the sideline, placed on the physically unable to perform list so he could work his way through a minor hamstring injury.

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Vikings hire Wells, Kaplan to help in Kluwe talks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have hired the attorney who investigated the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal and another who played a prominent role in the fight for marriage equality to help in settlement talks with former punter Chris Kluwe.

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With big raise, Rudolph ready for bigger year

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph laughs with teammates during NFL football training camp, Monday, July 28, 2014, in Mankato, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Kyle Rudolph has a new contract to match the significant value the Minnesota Vikings have considered him to be for their offense.

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Vikings give Kyle Rudolph 5-year extension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Rudolph hasn’t put up the biggest numbers over the first three years of his career, which is due as much to the Minnesota Vikings’ revolving door at quarterback as anything else.

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