Vikings Fan Fest Coming to Duluth

Before the Vikings get the party started down in Mankato at the end of this month, they're going to get it started on Minnesota's North Shore, as the team runs its second-annual fan fest in Duluth, featuring current and former players.

The Vikings don't officially get started for a couple of more weeks at training camp, but on July 19 they will be part of the second annual Fan Fest in Duluth.

A full schedule of free events open to the public will take place, including a chance to meet current and former Vikings like Tony Richardson, Jim Marshall and Joey Browner, interactive games for kids and several food vendors.

A full schedule is planned for the event. From 2:30-3:30 p.m. a punt, pass and kick competition will be conducted. From 4:30-7 p.m. KFAN's Dan Barriero will host his "Bumper to Bumper" program live. Starting a 5 p.m. there will be a youth football clinic conducted. The outdoor festivities will condlude with a pep rally hosted by KFAN's Joe Anderson, starting at 6:30 p.m. Following the event, there will be a VIP dinner/social hour from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

For more information, go to the Vikings team website at

* The NFL Network is running a feature on former Vikings defensive lineman John Randle on its program "In Their Own Words." It will run several times during the rest of this week.
* Linebacker Ahmad Brooks heads up a list of seven players eligible for a supplemental draft to be held today. Brooks, who was thrown off his team at Virginia by coach Al Groh, is thought to be a player that might go as early as the second round to an interested team. The Vikings could use the LB help, but character concerns may keep them out of the running. The most initial interest has been expressed by the 49ers, Giants and Dolphins.

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