• In this Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis. For the last five years, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have had a firm grip on this border-state rivalry with the Minnesota Vikings that has otherwise been remarkably close. The Packers (6-3) will bring a sputtering offense, injured important players and a three-game losing streak to Minnesota (7-2), Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 to face a well-rounded team that has won five games in a row to take over the NFC North lead. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)

    Rodgers, Packers beat Vikings 30-13 to even NFC North race

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers reminded the Minnesota Vikings whose division this has been this decade.

  • Texas Tech guard Devaugntah Williams, right, goes to the basket against Minnesota center Bakary Konate during the Puerto Rico Tip-Off college basketball tournament in San Juan, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

    Texas Tech beats Minnesota 81-68 in Puerto Rico Tipoff

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Devaugntah Williams scored 21 points to help Texas Tech beat Minnesota 81-68 in Sunday’s fifth-place game at the Puerto Rico Tipoff.

  • Eden Prairie’s JD Spielman named Minnesota 2105 Mr. Football

    ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) — Eden Prairie’s J.D. Spielman has won the 2015 Minnesota Mr. Football award.

  • Green Bay comes on in 2nd half, beats Minnesota-Duluth 94-74

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Carrington Love scored 22 points — his third game with 22 or more points this season — and Green Bay rode an explosive second half to a 94-74 victory over Division II Minnesota-Duluth on Sunday.

  • In this Nov. 15, 2015, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) carries against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. Peterson's 961 yards rushing easily leads the league. And the Vikings have a defense ranked ninth overall that hasn't allowed more than 23 points in a game, giving up 154 overall, second stingiest in the NFL. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach, File)

    Goodell: Peterson ‘taking great advantage’ of opportunity

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he believes Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been “taking great advantage” of his opportunity to play this year following the child abuse case that kept him out for almost all of last season.

  • Alanna Galloway speaks to a crowd in front of a police precinct Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Minneapolis.  An encampment of protesters outside a Minneapolis police station vowed Saturday to maintain their vigil over the death of a black man who was shot by police, saying they won't move until video recordings of the encounter are released and authorities change how they interact with communities they serve. (Kyndell Harkness/Star Tribune via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT

    Federal lawyers fly to Minneapolis to probe shooting

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Justice Department attorneys were expected to fly to Minnesota on Sunday to investigate the killing of a black man that has prompted protests and calls for the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the shooting to be prosecuted.

  • Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) deflects a point-blank shot by Nashville Predators center Calle Jarnkrok (19), of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Dubnyk, Wild shut out Predators 4-0

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Devan Dubnyk made 23 saves for his third shutout of the season and Ryan Suter had a goal and two assists against his former team, helping the Minnesota Wild beat the Nashville Predators 4-0 on Saturday night.

  • Illinois' quarterback Wes Lunt (12) passes against the Minnesota in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

    Minnesota outlasts Illinois 32-23 to stay in bowl hunt

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Shannon Brooks rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns, including a 75-yard romp into the end zone with 1:25 remaining for Minnesota to seal a 32-23 victory over Illinois on Saturday.

  • Nekima Levy-Pounds, president of the Minneapolis NAACP, poses for a photo on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in Minneapolis. Levy-Pounds has been at the forefront of demonstrations alleging excessive police force against African-Americans, most recently the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark in Minneapolis on Nov. 15. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

    Minneapolis protest leader shakes up civil rights politics

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As days of protests unfolded following last weekend’s shooting death of a black man by Minneapolis police, one prominent leader was a woman who had already been shaking up racial politics in the city.

  • In this Sept. 27, 2015, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterbacks Peyton Manning (18) and Brock Osweiler (17) get ready for the Broncos' NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Osweiler gets his first NFL start in his fourth pro season, on Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Manning promises not to "be in his ear" all the time, but rest assured he will have some input. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)

    Let it snow and the wind blow for Packers-Vikings

    Packers-Vikings. Outdoors, the way it always used to be and probably still should be. For the lead in the Black and Blue Division.