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ST. PAUL — Minnesota medical marijuana patients report significant benefits of its use, according to a recent survey released by the state. A majority of patients said they believed the benefits of switching from other medication to medical cannabis have been substantial, according to early data from a Department of Health survey of patients from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.. Using a rating scale from 1 (no benefit) to 7 (great deal of benefit), 64 percent of respondents gave a 6 or 7 when asked how much benefit they think they received from using medical marijuana.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings will have a primetime matchup included in their slate of preseason games for the 2017 season. The team's third preseason matchup — traditionally the game in which the starting players see the most time on the field — will be a Sunday Night Football tilt at home against the San Francisco 49ers. That game will be broadcast nationally on NBC at 7 p.m. Aug. 27.
BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum said Tuesday, Jan. 17, he supports efforts to streamline North Dakota oil spill reporting to make information more accessible to the public. The comments came as Burgum led his first meeting as chairman of the North Dakota Industrial Commission during discussion on a bill related to reporting on oilfield spills.
MINNEAPOLIS — Defensive tackle Linval Joseph will become the fifth Minnesota Vikings at this season's Pro Bowl. Joseph was added to the NFC roster Thursday, Jan. 12, replacing Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald, who will miss the game due to injury. The seventh-year player will play in his first career Pro Bowl on Jan. 29 in Orlando. He will be joined by defensive end Everson Griffen, kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson, cornerback Xavier Rhodes and safety Harrison Smith.
MINNEAPOLIS — After leading a Minnesota Vikings offense that has been largely ineffective for the season's first half, offensive coordinator Norv Turner has resigned from his position. The team announced the move Wednesday, two days after the team's offense stalled out en route to a 20-10 loss to Chicago on Monday Night Football. Minnesota ranks 31st out of 32 teams in yards per game, including a league-worst 2.7 yards per rush.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings remained perfect Monday night by sticking to the same blueprint that had them undefeated entering their matchup against the New York Giants: limiting end zone opportunities for their opponent while not turning the ball over on offense. Minnesota rode its defense — and a deafening U.S. Bank Stadium crowd — to a 24-10 win, made more impressive by the fact the Vikings were unable to record a sack on Eli Manning.
MINNEAPOLIS—The Vikings won the border battle, but may have lost the war. It was supposed to be all about showing off its new stadium, or its new quarterback, or beating hated rival Green Bay. Minnesota accomplished all of the above Sunday night, as Sam Bradford shined in a 17-14 win at U.S. Bank Stadium. But the team already missing preseason starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater also lost veteran running back Adrian Peterson, focal point of the Vikings offense.
MINNEAPOLIS — It’s the same logistics challenge, but on completely different terms. U.S. Bank Stadium has roughly the same capacity for Minnesota Vikings games and other events, but the world...
ST. PAUL -- A citizen request to reassign environmental review of two proposed oil pipeline projects across northern Minnesota was denied Wednesday. The state’s Environmental Quality Board determined there was...
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said she was optimistic North Dakotans will soon have an easier time conducting trade with Cuba after her recent visit to the island nation. Heitkamp joined...