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EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings tied for the league lead last season in sacks, so opposing quarterbacks should’ve been flustered into forcing plenty of bad throws that the secondary could take the other way. But rarely did that happen against this depleted group of defensive backs. The Vikings matched the NFL’s worst interception total in 2011. “I don’t know the exact number we had last year,” cornerback Antoine Winfield said. Eight. “That’s it?” Winfield said, shaking his head. “That’s pretty low.”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phyllis Diller, the housewife turned humorist who aimed some of her sharpest barbs at herself, punctuating her jokes with her trademark cackle, died Monday morning in her Los Angeles home at age 95.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota law enforcement officials expect a new state computer database to help them better protect domestic violence victims by providing up-to the-minute details about protection orders.
DENVER (AP) — There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jurors are being picked in Hennepin County to hear a civil case filed by a man who claims he was injured by a Sartell police officer.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Congressman Todd Akin was keeping a low profile Monday, a day after he said women's bodies are able to prevent pregnancies in "a legitimate rape" situation and that conception is rare in such cases. Campaign spokesman Ryan Hite said the congressman was making no public appearances Monday, and did not plan any further comments on the issue. He canceled a scheduled Monday morning interview with talk show host Charlie Brennan on KMOX Radio.
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A 9-year-old Wisconsin boy died from a lightning strike, one of eight boaters who sought shelter on a Lake Superior beach, Minnesota authorities said Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy Co. has tapped Hubert Joly, the former head of global hospitality company Carlson and turnaround expert, as the nation's largest consumer electronics chain's new CEO and president.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Global hospitality and travel company Carlson on Sunday said president and CEO Hubert Joly resigned and named Trudy Rautio as its new president and CEO, making her just the fifth chief executive in the 74-year history of the family owned company whose brands include Radisson hotels, T.G.I. Friday's restaurants and Carlson Wagonlit Travel.