It's about dang time.

The Minnesota Vikings opened the practice window for veteran wide receiver Justin Jefferson what seems like two months ago, and now they'll officially activate him on Tuesday.

It's good news and sounds like Jefferson is good to go for the Week 14 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders.

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The Vikings are 6-6 and are currently heading into their Bye Week having dropped their past two games.

Per Pro Football Talk:

Jefferson hurt his hamstring in October and has missed the last seven games while on injured reserve.

 

The Vikings announced that they will be activating Jefferson, which is no surprise because they need to do so before his 21-day practice window closes

Jefferson will be a much needed addition to a Vikings offense that managed just 10 total points on Monday Night in a home loss to the Chicago Bears. The Vikings also turned the ball over four times in the loss.

Jefferson began his career on a historic pace, and broke all sorts of records in the process. Now, after missing the first significant time of his career, Jefferson will be relied upon to help the Vikings offense regain its form just in time for a playoff push.

Minnesota is currently the 7-seed in the NFC Playoff picture, and here is the remainder of the schedule:

Week 13 - BYE

Week 14 - @ LV

Week 15 - @ CIN

Week 16 - vs. DET

Week 17 - vs. GB

Week 18 - @ DET

It's not an easy path to the playoffs for Minnesota, but it certainly could be harder as well. The Vikings kick off at 3:05 central on Sunday, December 10th in their next game, with Justin Jefferson providing a hopeful boost to the offense.

Source: NBC Sports - Pro Football Talk

10 Most Obscure Minnesota Towns

As you are making road-trip plans you might want to see if you can even find some of these Minnesota towns.

Minnesota is the Land Of 10,000 Lakes and 853 towns. Even if you know the state well I'll bet you haven't even heard of Minnesota's 10 smallest towns.

Gallery Credit: Ben Davis

Inside Minnesota's Largest Candy Store

I had been to Minnesota's Largest Candy Store once before, but they did some pretty cool things since the last time I was there. They added a bunch of superheroes, Star Wars stuff, and a candy band.

According to their Facebook page, Jim's Apple Farm is actually how the now huge candy store got its start. It is located in Jordan, MN and you can't miss it. It is a huge yellow building.

Even though candy is mentioned in the name, they have a little bit of everything. They have fresh baked pies and cookies and fudge. We walked in and it smelled amazing!

They also have the largest selection of sodas! Then there is chocolate and taffy and gummies and chips and puzzles and games. So much stuff!

They even have a Zoltar machine like in the movie, Big. I had to check that out. He told me the only helping hand is at the end of my arm. Gee, thanks Zoltar.

There were even crickets and worms! Not gummy worms, but actual worms.
They also have candy from all over the world!

The store is seasonal, however. November is their last month of operation for the season.

Gallery Credit: Natasha

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