Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, at Monday’s post-practice press conference, on fullback C.J. Ham of Duluth: “C.J.’s a great kid, a hard worker, very diligent about his special teams and about the things he can do offensively, not just about blocking. The fullback has to be a versatile guy. He was a running back in college, and when guys get the opportunity, they get in and in the right system they have the opportunity to develop. That’s what he’s done, and he’s become a good player.”
CN RAILWAY RELEASE: The Oliver Bridge, located over the St. Louis River at the junction of Highway 39 and Wisconsin Highway 105 in Duluth, will close from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 11 for a scheduled inspection. The bridge will not close until 8:30 a.m. and all equipment will be removed from the bridge and the bridge will be re-opened to traffic by 4:30 p.m.
HOCKEY: Steven Oleheiser, of Grand Rapids, Minn., has been elected president of Minnesota Hockey, the governing body of youth hockey in Minnesota.