Peterson Reinstated

The Minnesota Vikings are standing behind Adrian Peterson.

The team announced Monday that its star halfback will fully participate in meetings and practice this week and is expected to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

The Vikings had deactivated Peterson, 29, for their game against the New England Patriots yesterday, one day after the 2012 NFL MVP answered a warrant in Texas for his arrest on a charge of causing injury to his son by disciplining him with a tree branch.

“Today’s decision was made after significant thought, discussion and consideration,” owners Zygi Wilf and Mrak Wilf said in a joint statement issued by the team.

“As evidenced by our decision to deactivate Adrian from yesterday’s game, this is clearly a very important issue. On Friday, we felt it was in the best interests of the organization to step back, evaluate the situation, and not rush to judgment given the seriousness of this matter. At that time, we made the decision that we felt was best for the Vikings and all parties involved.

“To be clear, we take very seriously any matter that involves the welfare of a child. At this time, however, we believe this is a matter of due process and we should allow the legal system to proceed so we can come to the most effective conclusions and then determine the appropriate course of action. This is a difficult path to navigate, and our focus is on doing the right thing. Currently we believe we are at a juncture where the most appropriate next step is to allow the judicial process to move forward.

“We will continue to monitor the situation closely and support Adrian’s fulfillment of his legal responsibilities throughout this process.”

Woman Accused Of Shoplifting $144 In Eye Shadow


An Arkansas woman whose mug shot shows her in heavy aqua and maroon eye shadow is accused of shoplifting $144 in makeup.

Police in Fayetteville, Arkansas, arrested 31-year-old Brandy Allen, accusing her of stuffing handfuls of eye shadow into her purse Monday.

Officers said that, after being confronted, Allen went on a profanity-laced tirade and tried to damage makeup as she pulled it out of her purse so the items would appear used.

The Washington County jail said Wednesday that Allen was released on $830 bond on charges of shoplifting and disorderly conduct. Jailers did not have a record of whether Allen had a lawyer. A telephone number could not be found for the woman in Fayetteville.

Will He Do The Carlton Dance

Alfonso Ribiero is joining the cast of Dancing With the Stars for its new season 19. GMA will make the  announcement tomorrow. We’ve got the story on the morning show. He played Carlton on the Fresh Prince of Belaire.

Prince Releases 2 New Songs

Prince is releasing two new songs, one each from Art Official Age and Plectrum Electrum. “Slow Jam” U Know on AOA and “Whitecaps on PE by his female band, 3rdeyegirl.

Hear more about it on the Morning Show on KMOJ with Freddie Bell and Shed G.

You Heard it Here First!

Usher is bringing his UR Tour to the Twin Cities. He will appear at St. Paul’s Xcel Center on March 23rd, 2015. Tickets go on sale September 13th. Usher will not return to The Voice for the upcoming season.


Hi Everyone! Don’t under-estimate the power of a blessing. Press the play button below.


Folks everywhere are beginning to at least think about being thankful. People in the North might be thankful for escaping the cluthes of a snowstorm while some others could be happy to have landed a great electronic deal on Black Friday. Thankfullness shows up in many forms.

Freddie Bell, Speaker Broadcaster

A friend of our family in Tampa came up with a great idea. Its called The Gratitude List. Its simply a list you compile of things, people and situtions for which you’re grateful. Next, each day from now until the New Year, keep a running list of whatever you’re thankful for. There’s no right or wrong way to make the list. The process is transformative because it helps to create an attitude of gratitude.
Often we don’t have or take time to do this kind of introspection. I’ve been keeping a Gratitude List for a number of years and I’ve found the simple act of writing from my heart is making a profound impact on me and those I’m close to.

Give The Gratitude List a try and let me know if your life begins to change for the better. Happy Thanksgiving!

Freddie Bell
PO Box 25452
Woodbury, MN 55125


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