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In August 1959, three Minneapolis businessmen Bill Boyer, H. P. Skoglund and Max Winter were awarded a franchise in the new American Football League. Five months later in January 1960, the ownership group along with Bernie Ridder forfeited its AFL membership and then was awarded the National Football League's 14th franchise with play to begin in 1961.

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The vikings were never out of Minnesota. They were made in Minnesota and they were created in 1960.

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The Minnesota Vikings were founded in the year of 1966.

The Vikings were actually established in 1961. Minnesota was awarded a franchise in 1959 and they began play in the 1961 season.

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