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A warm welcome: Western North Dakota sentimental area for former Minnesota Viking

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Western North Dakota remains a special place to Jim Kleinsasser.
The former Minnesota Vikings tight end/fullback remembers traveling to his grandparents’ house between the Belfield-Medora area when he was younger.
“My mom’s side of family is …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

A warm welcome: Western North Dakota sentimental area for former Minnesota Viking

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Western North Dakota remains a special place to Jim Kleinsasser.
The former Minnesota Vikings tight end/fullback remembers traveling to his grandparents’ house between the Belfield-Medora area when he was younger.
“My mom’s side of family is …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Kleinsasser to be inducted into UND Hall of Fame

July 16, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Retired Minnesota Viking Jim Kleinsasser headlines this year’s class of inductees into the University of North Dakota Letterwinners Athletics Hall of Fame. Continue Reading

Kleinsasser, 1997 men’s hockey team headline UND’s 2012 Hall of Fame class

July 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Former NFL player Jim Kleinsasser and the NCAA national champion 1997 UND men’s hockey team headline the school’s 2012 Hall of Fame class that was announced today. Continue Reading

Kleinsasser, 4 coaches earn Special Achievement

June 18, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Jim Kleinsasser’s first taste of a varsity high school football game came as a freshman on kickoff team coverage. He remembers running downfield, not making any contact with anyone, then being met on the sideline by Carrington coach Marty Hochhalter. Continue Reading

NFL: Kleinsasser calls it a career, has no regrets

January 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Jim Kleinsasser was making his way to the postgame interview room looking about as comfortable as an old farm boy walking the red carpet with boots and a simple black-and-white “North Dakota football” T-shirt.
“It’s the first time I’ve been up here in my 13 years,” said the Vikings’ now-retired blocking tight end, looking down from the spot normally reserved for stars with names like Peterson and legends with names like Favre. Continue Reading

HIGHER EDUCATION NOTES: Scholarship from Vikings to aid UND pre-med student

January 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The end of UND alumnus Jim Kleinsasser’s football career may be the beginning of a local high school student’s career in medicine. Continue Reading

The last block: Kleinsasser looks back on 13 years in NFL

December 31, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Jim Kleinsasser has spent the last 13 years bulldozing linebackers and defensive ends on NFL Sundays, a blue-collar battering ram for glamorous runners like Robert Smith and Adrian Peterson. Continue Reading

Carrington fans send ‘Jimmy’ out in person

December 31, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

CARRINGTON Residents from the hometown of Minnesota Vikings tight end Jim Kleinsasser plan to send him out in style and in person. Continue Reading

MINNESOTA VIKINGS: Wrapping up a classic career

December 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota Vikings tight end Jim Kleinsasser will line his No. 40 uniform into a stance today across from the Chicago Bears and barrel into NFL defenders one last time. Continue Reading