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Detroit Lakes, Minn., native Adam Thielen caught the attention of the Minnesota Vikings with his performance in offseason combines. Thielen, a wide receiver, was signed by the Vikings out of a rookie minicamp. Associated Press

Detroit Lakes native catching on with Vikings


Mankato, Minn. - For the last five years, Detroit Lakes native Adam Thielen was one of the thousands of fans watching his favorite NFL team holding training camp on the same field he eventually would star on for the Minnesota State- Mankato football team.

Thielen is a fan no more. Instead, he has a much different perspective now that he is wearing a different shade of purple as a member of the Minnesota Vikings during this year's training camp.

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