Watch the Metrodome vanish [VIDEO]

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That massive hole in the ground in downtown Minneapolis is well on its way to becoming the new Vikings Stadium.

Watch for yourself in this Minnesota Public Radio time-lapse video that was created using photographs from the Vikings' website. In only 99 days the team has gone from hosting a game to several explosions.

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Doug Mann brought Mark Dayton to his knees but ultimately failed to derail Vikings stadium



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Jesse "The Body" Ventura played key role in decline of Minnesota wrestling [VIDEOS]

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Before he became governor, Jesse "The Body" was a notorious heel. (Arguably he hasn't changed much.)
This week's cover feature about legendary wrestling journalist Wade Keller includes a good bit of discussion about the storied history of pro wrestling in the Twin Cities.

In the early 1980s, the Minneapolis-based American Wrestling Association was arguably the world's number-one wrestling promotion, and two of its biggest stars were Jesse "The Body" Ventura and Hulk Hogan.

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Wade Keller: The man holding up the Pro Wrestling Torch [FEATURE]


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Gardy, Twins pull funny prank on Mike Pelfrey [VIDEO]

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If the baseball thing doesn't work out, it doesn't appear Pelfrey has a future as a motivational speaker.
The Twins aren't expected to be very good on the field this year, but hey, at least they've got good locker room chemistry!

Or so it appears judging by the way Gardy and a group of players, led by closer Glen Perkins, pranked starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey.

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Twins pitcher "punches out" teammate in bullpen [GIF]


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Minnesota Timberpuppies video is too cute

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Over the weekend, the Timberwolves' official YouTube account released a video guaranteed to make you want to stop what you're doing and cuddle with the nearest puppy.

SEE ALSO: T-Wolves video maestro opens up about awesome "#PekGoesToo" clip

The "Minnesota Timberpuppies" clip features cute pups playing doggie basketball while representing the T-Wolves' starting five.

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Watch the roof get blown off the Metrodome

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The start of the boom.
On Sunday morning, while New Jersey's MetLife Stadium was preparing for Super Bowl fireworks, the Metrodome readied explosions of its own.

At 7:30 a.m., crews blew the roof off the 31-year-old, one-time home of the Vikings.

See Also:
- Metrodome looks sad during its last days [PHOTO]
- Metrodome roof converted into bags [IMAGES]


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T-Wolves video maestro opens up about awesome "#PekGoesToo" clip [VIDEO]

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Who knew Pek had such cultivated hobbies?
One day before the Western Conference All-Star reserves were announced, fans in attendance at the T-Wolves game Wednesday night got a special treat.

SEE ALSO: Ricky Rubio runs K-Love "Love Dial" in awesome new ESPN promo [VIDEO]

During a timeout, the team debuted a very cool video meant to promote Nikola Pekovic's All-Star prospects. The premise is the big guy will get a bad case of the sads if he's left behind while his best bud, All-Star starter Kevin Love, heads to New Orleans for the festivities.

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This clip of Ricky Rubio playing catch with a little girl is adorable

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As a Salt Lake City hipster looks on!
Ricky Rubio officially had 13 assists during last night's 112-97 blowout of the Jazz in Salt Lake City. But his most entertaining pass came during a stop in the action.

SEE ALSO: Ricky's in-game pep talk to Shved: "Alexey, change this face. Be happy. Enjoy!" [VIDEO]

Rubio played a little bit of catch with a little girl who was brought onto the court by the Jazz's mascot, Utah Bear. And suffice it to say it was adorable.

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Watch a man pee into the polar vortex [VIDEO]

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You'll want to steer clear of this fog cloud.
By now, you've probably seen a million and one videos of folks tossing boiling water into the freezing sky only to see it immediately turn into some sort of foggy frozen snow-mist.

SEE ALSO: Duluth TV anchors fake being outside from warm comfort of studio [IMAGE]

Frankly, we're kinda bored with that. But somebody peeing into the polar vortex? Now that's fresh, fun, and exciting.

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Watch a wild turkey chase around the UPS guy [VIDEO]

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Not quite the proverbial wild goose chase, but close.
Video of a wild turkey chasing around a UPS driver while a bunch of hospital employees laugh their asses off is going viral, as the clip, posted to YouTube on Tuesday, was already closing in on 100,000 views this morning.

SEE ALSO: U of M baseball players pull off incredible videobomb during interview of coach [VIDEO]

WCCO reports that the video was shot on Tuesday right here in Minneapolis by a nurse who works at the University of Minnesota.

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Check out this awesome time-lapse tour of the Central Corridor [VIDEO]

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A St. Paul photographer who posts on the Eccentric Aspects blog (he doesn't disclose his name) recently published a really cool time-lapse video he shot while walking the entire length of the Green Line in mid-November.

RELATED: Green Line test trains now running down University Avenue [IMAGES]

The clip gives you a taste of what the scenery will look like riding from downtown to downtown once the Green Line opens for business sometime next summer.

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