Vikings' Ponder Taking Control

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t Minnesota State University in Mankato, an easy, 90-minute drive south from the Twin Cities, where the Vikings are summering for the 47th consecutive year. No other NFL team that goes away for training camp has such a continuous relationship with the same school. Almost as a welcome-back greeting, the weather broke upon the team's arrival last Thursday, with the mercury dropping from near triple digits to the much more palatable high 70s-low 80s during the day. The Vikings will camp here until Aug. 16, about a week longer than usual.

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