Updated: 07/23/2014 5:16 PM
Created: 07/23/2014 5:15 PM WDIO.com
By: Associated Press
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have waived defensive end Spencer Nealy and signed tight end Mike Higgins.
The move was made Wednesday.
The NFL announced two weeks ago that Nealy will be suspended for the first four games of the season for violating rules against performance-enhancing drugs. He was a member of the practice squad for six weeks last year.
In a statement distributed by the NFL Players Association after the punishment was revealed, Nealy said he took a supplement with a banned stimulant and that he took responsibility for his action.
Higgins, out of NCAA Division II Nebraska Omaha, played for New Orleans in 2011 and 2012.
The Vikings report to training camp Thursday.
AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
No Injuries in Superior Plane Crash
Two men were apparently not injured when a small plane crashed at Superior's Bong Memorial Airport on Wednesday afternoon. The plane crashed near the Upper Deck Restaurant at about 2:13 p.m.
Leaders Break Ground on $17.7M Port of Duluth Intermodal Project
Leaders from across the state and country gathered Wednesday to break ground on the largest infrastructure project undertaken by the Duluth Seaway Port Authority in nearly half a century.
No Antlerless Deer Hunt in Northern Wis. This Fall
The state Department of Natural Resources' board has prohibited hunters from killing antlerless deer in 13 counties this fall in an effort to regrow the herd in those areas. Douglas, Bayfield, Sawyer, Ashland, and Iron counties are included in the ban.
Identities of Grand Forks Walmart Shooting Victims Released
Police have identified the man who was killed and the woman who was injured when a U.S. airman walked into a North Dakota Wal-Mart Supercenter and opened fire before turning the gun on himself.
Mesabi Nugget, Mining Resources Idled Indefinitely
Steel Dynamics, the parent company of Mesabi Nugget and Mining Resources, announced Tuesday that the two Iron Range facilities will remain idled indefinitely, affecting about 200 workers. A small group of workers will be retained to maintain the facilities.