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Vikings sign Rudolph to five-year contract extension

Modest donations to lawmakers on the decline

startribune.com — Small-dollar donors have been turning away from giving to Minnesota legislative campaigns, and big money donors are taking their place. As recently as 2008, more than 85 percent of House candidates' campaign donations came from people who gave no more than a few hundred dollars, according to a Star Tribune analysis.
Jul 27, 2014

Some great state campaign finance work here from @RachelSB on declining small donors. buff.ly/1rqxnYN pic.twitter.com/ds2WcEHqWl

Jul 27, 2014

Modest donations on the decline for MN lawmakers. Big-money giving however ... strib.mn/1mR0d0w

Jul 27, 2014

RT @StarTribune: Modest donations to state lawmakers on the decline, replaced by those with deeper pockets. strib.mn/1mR0d0w

Jul 27, 2014

RT @StarTribune: Modest donations to state lawmakers on the decline, replaced by those with deeper pockets. strib.mn/1mR0d0w

Patterson feeling better, but not cleared for practice yet

Jul 27, 2014

Blog on Cordarrelle Patterson, who says he is feeling better but hasn't been cleared to practice quite yet: strib.mn/1AmJ1Kp #Vikings

Trial to start in salmonella outbreak from peanuts that killed 3 in Minnesota

startribune.com — ATLANTA - Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed three people in Minnesota and six others, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week in south Georgia
Jul 27, 2014

RT @StarTribune: Trial to start in salmonella outbreak from peanuts that killed 3 in Minnesota: strib.mn/UDikzY

Vikings' rookie QB Bridgewater is bridging the gap

startribune.com — The list is scribbled on a piece of paper and tucked away in one of his notebooks, so he can see it every day. It might as well be in a vault, though. It is for Teddy Bridgewater's eyes only.
Jul 27, 2014

RT @JoeCStrib: Finally got the chance to read this story on Teddy Bridgewater by @mattvensel Good stuff. m.startribune.com/?id=268749111

Jul 27, 2014

Finally got the chance to read this story on Teddy Bridgewater by @mattvensel Good stuff. m.startribune.com/?id=268749111

Jul 27, 2014

RT @mattvensel: My camp feature on rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who is preparing to be the face of the #Vikings franchise: strib.mn/WYBRfX

Jul 27, 2014

My camp feature on rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who is preparing to be the face of the #Vikings franchise: strib.mn/WYBRfX

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Minneapolis police arrest of community activist Al Flowers stirs anger

startribune.com — Al Flowers, a Minneapolis activist who spoke out last week against increasing violence in north Minneapolis, was arrested after an altercation with police officers at his home early Saturday. Flowers, 55, was treated at Hennepin County Medical Center and then booked at 4:30 a.m.
Jul 27, 2014

RT @StarTribune: Minneapolis police arrest of community activist Al Flowers stirs anger. Flowers' sister says he was injured. strib.mn/UC9lyU

Jul 27, 2014

RT @StarTribune: Minneapolis police arrest of community activist Al Flowers stirs anger. Flowers' sister says he was injured. strib.mn/UC9lyU

What you missed at Vikings training camp today

Jul 26, 2014

RT @mattvensel: Here is what you missed at #Vikings training camp today, including blurbs on Matt Cassel, Xavier Rhodes and more: strib.mn/1zgN49H

Jul 26, 2014

Here is what you missed at #Vikings training camp today, including blurbs on Matt Cassel, Xavier Rhodes and more: strib.mn/1zgN49H