Longtime Minnesota sports columnist Sid Hartman dies at 100
MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota sports columnist and radio personality Sid Hartman, an old-school home team booster who once ran the NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers and achieved nearly as much celebrity as some of the athletes he covered, died Sunday. Hartman, whose first newspaper column was published in 1945, died surrounded by his family, Star Tribune sports editor Chris Carr said. After the Times folded in 1948, Hartman went to work at the Minneapolis Tribune covering his beloved University of Minnesota. On the radio, Hartman would sometime hang up on or chastise callers — “geniuses,” as Hartman called them — who voiced opinions he disagreed with. When his 100th birthday column was published, the Star Tribune put his career byline count at 21,149.
Vikings sign Zimmer to 3-year contract extension through '23
FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Minneapolis. The Vikings signed head coach Zimmer on Friday, July 24, 2020, to a three-year contract extension through the 2023 season. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Vikings signed head coach Mike Zimmer to a three-year contract extension through the 2023 season, finalizing a key piece of business Friday before the beginning of training camp. Coach Zimmer brings an intensity and consistency to the field that our players and fans alike appreciate. Zimmer's son, linebackers coach Adam Zimmer, will serve as co-defensive coordinator with defensive line coach Andre Patterson this year.