News

Vikings Thinking Quarterback?

Vikings Thinking Quarterback?

Photo: WNAX

Could the Minnesota Vikings select a quarterback in theĀ first round of the NFL Draft Thursday?

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says he can’t afford to let his spotty history when it comes to quarterbacks deter him from taking one in the first round this year if he believes the right player is available.

Spielman addressed the media on Tuesday, two days before the first round of the NFL draft. The Vikings have the eighth pick in the first round and a young quarterback is the team’s most glaring need.

Spielman chose Christian Ponder 12th overall in 2011. But Ponder has not developed into the starter that Spielman envisioned, and veteran Matt Cassel will enter training camp atop the depth chart.

Spielman also says he won’t trade Ponder because of the lack of depth at the position.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Rail Plan Approved

BNSF train 41714

The state Rail Board approved the new South Dakota rail plan at their meeting this week.

in Local

Siren Project Nixed

tornado siren

Bidding for the emergency siren project in the lake area of Yankton closed yesterday, but at their meeting yesterday afternoon, Commission members agreed not to go ahead with the project and to reject any received bids.

in Local

Yankton Receives Road Grant

Road Construction

The city of Yankton has been approved for a $500,000 grant from the State Board of Economic Development for a new road.

in Local

School Districts Report Scam

money 20

School districts across the country are reporting a scam that involves fake invoices for language and math books the schools never bought.

in Local

Early Voting To Start

vote

Early balloting for South Dakota voters starts Friday.