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Legendary NFL coach still gets tons of fan mail

At 94 years old, former Minnesota Vikings head coach Jerry Burns makes sure to respond to the tons of fan mail he still receives.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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What if the Vikings had never made the Herschel Walker trade?

Vikings fans have never watched their team win a Super Bowl. But they are champions of playing the "what if …?" game. So many moments in the franchise's history leave fans wondering how things might have been different, if only one thing had changed. If Drew Pearson hadn't caught that Hail Mary … if Gary Anderson had made that kick … if they had scored points in the first half of just one Super Bowl … if, if, if. As part of a series of stories examining some of the great "what-if" moments in Min...
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Iowa Man Convicted of Murder in 1979 Stabbing of High School Student

(DAVENPORT, Iowa) — More than 40 years after an 18-year-old high school student’s body was found outside an Iowa shopping mall, jurors Monday convicted a man of murder in her death. It took jurors about three hours to convict Jerry Burns, 66, of first-degree murder in the Dec. 19, 1979, stabbing death of Michelle Martinko, 18. After searching for hours, police found her body in the early morning hours in her parent’s Buick parked outside a Cedar Rapids shopping mall. Her lungs and aorta wer...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Iowa, Courts, Burns, Michelle, Buick, Davenport, Cedar Rapids, Manchester Iowa, JERMAN, Overnight, Onetime, Jerry Burns, Scott County District Court, Michelle Martinko

Blood evidence at forefront of Iowa cold case murder trial

A prosecutor told jurors on the opening day of a cold case murder trial that they were going on a journey back in time to learn about an Iowa high school girl who was slain more than 40 years ago. Testimony began Wednesday in the trial of Jerry Burns, 66, of Manchester, Iowa. In his opening statement, prosecutor Nick Maybanks revealed a few more details about the crime.
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DNA evidence leads police to suspect in 39-year-old murder case

Iowa resident Jerry Burns is charged with first-degree murder in the 1979 killing of 18-year-old Michelle Martinko after new technology links his DNA to the crime scene.
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Former Vikings QB Tommy Kramer is back for all the right reasons

Once Tommy Kramer gets going telling stories about the old days, it’s hard to stop him. The beloved former Vikings quarterback, given the nickname “Two Minute Tommy” because of his penchant for late-game heroics, needs a few more minutes than that to wind through the highs and lows of a 14-year NFL career — all but one game of it spent with Minnesota. There was the time he threw a team-record six touchdown passes against the Packers in 1986 before being lifted in the third quarter. That same sea...
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