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Dayton: Vikings’ Peterson Should Be Suspended

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should have remained suspended until an accusation of child abuse was resolved in the Texas legal system. Peterson is accused of using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.

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Families, Guard Members Reunited

More than 100 military families have been reunited with Minnesota National Guard members who served in Afghanistan. Members of the guard's 114th Transportation Company have been deployed for nine months.

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Radisson Suspends Minnesota Vikings Sponsorship

The Radisson hotel chain is suspending its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings after star running back Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in Texas. In a statement Monday, Minnetonka-based Radisson said it "takes this matter very seriously particularly in light of our long-standing commitment to the protection of children."

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Teen Enters Plea Deal in Girlfriend’s Drug Death

A Blue Earth teenager has entered a plea deal in the suspected synthetic drug overdose death of his girlfriend.

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Judge Splits Clergy Sex Abuse Trial Into Two Phases

A judge has split an upcoming clergy sex abuse trial against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona into two separate phases.

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UPDATE: Adrian Peterson’s First Court Hearing Delayed To October

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's first court appearance in Texas on a child abuse charge has been delayed until October.Peterson has been indicted on a charge of reckless or negligent injury to a child and faces up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine if found guilty.

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Vikings Reinstate Adrian Peterson After Abuse Charge

The Minnesota Vikings are reinstating Adrian Peterson this week after he was charged with child abuse and say he will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf made the announcement Monday, one day Peterson was benched during a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots after he was charged for striking his 4-year-old son with a tree branch this summer.

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A fan wearing the jersey of Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings carrying a switch and a fan of the New England Patriots pose for a portrait while tailgating before the game between the two teams on September 14, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Peterson, currently out on bail, was deactivated for today's game after being indicted on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
A fan wearing the jersey of Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings carrying a switch and a fan of the New England Patriots pose for a portrait while tailgating before the game between the two teams on September 14, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Peterson, currently out on bail, was deactivated for today's game after being indicted on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Vikings Fans’ View Of Adrian Peterson

A roundup of fan comment on Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson's indictment on a child abuse charge, gathered outside TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday, when the Vikings lost 30-7 to New England:

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Photo by: Matty Ring, Flickr
Photo by: Matty Ring, Flickr
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2 People Killed In Head-On Collision Near Monticello

Two people have been killed in a head-on collision in Wright County. The Sheriff's Office says the incident happened at about 5:15 p.m. yesterday (Sunday) on County Road 39 Northeast in Monticello Township.

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Franken Leads McFadden By Double Digits

A new poll shows U.S. Sen. Al Franken with a double-digit lead over Republican challenger Mike McFadden in his campaign for a second term, but the number of likely voters who are undecided is also in the double digits.

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