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Detroit Lakes native Adam Thielen skies for a ball during the first day of Vikings' training camp in Mankato, Friday, July 26. BRIAN WIERIMA/DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPERS

Thielen making strides at Vikings' training camp

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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 University Mankato Maverick 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 and wearing the horns of the Minnesota Vikings during this year’s training camp in Mankato.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.