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Hartman: Vikings' Newman learns to adapt in an ever-changing NFL

Terence Newman said he relishes the chance to keep playing and being productive. He is a two-time Pro Bowl player and is also second on the active list for career interceptions with 41.

Hartman: Twins happy to still have Ervin Santana on their roster

He's struggled in his past two home starts, but the team has no regrets about not trading him.

Hartman: Vikings' new Eagan practice facility is first-class

Vikings officials call the new Eagan complex an "iconic venue" and hopes it heralds on-field success.

Hartman: Robison keeps belief in Vikings going into 11th season

Defensive lineman Brian Robison will be the longest-tenured Viking when the 2017 season starts.

Sid's jottings

JOTTINGS • The Twins have the No. 1 choice in the draft this year for the first time since Joe Mauer in 2001, and…

Hartman: Gophers have great expectations for Athletes Village

Scott Ellison, Gophers associate athletic director in charge of the Athletes Village facilities project, is enthusiastically reporting the project is progressing as scheduled.

Sid's jottings

JOTTINGS • Timberwolves General Manager Scott Layden knows the team will have a very good first-round pick. He was asked how the team scouts…

Hartman: Jones says Vikings defense suits him better than Green Bay's

Datone Jones jumped the border to sign with the Vikings after the defensive lineman bonded with Minnesota coaches.

Hartman: Vikings DE Griffen always on lookout for ways to improve

Everson Griffen, an eight-year veteran, knows that in the NFL you get better or you get out.

Sid's jottings

JOTTINGS • Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford said this past week that he is looking forward to having a full offseason with his teammates. “Just…