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This summer 1962 photo shows the Minnesota Vikings practicing on the campus of Bemidji State University. Photo courtesy BSU Photo Services

Part II: Brutal Vikings camp, wild nightlife and the Dallas Cowboys come to Bemidji in 1962

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The Minnesota Vikings brought a brutal training camp, the Dallas Cowboys and wild nightlife to Bemidji in 1962.

Head coach Norm Van Brocklin worked to weed out weaker and older players at the second camp in franchise history during the grueling two-month session of two-a-day practices.

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