Grand jury to hear Vikings' Arctic Blast allegations

Updated: November 7, 2003, 9:35 PM ET

MILACA, Minn. -- Mille Lacs County Attorney Jan Kolb said on Friday that she will pursue criminal charges after two separate sexual assaults were reported at a Minnesota Vikings fund-raiser in February.

Kolb said she has reviewed the investigations and will soon present the findings to a grand jury for consideration of criminal charges.

No further information will be released until after the grand jury meets, she said.

"I think it's the right way to proceed," said Mille Lacs County Sheriff Brent Lindgren, who led the investigation. "I think there's still some information that can be gained by that (grand jury) process."

Lindgren has said that several members of the Vikings organization who had initially refused to be interviewed have agreed in recent weeks to meet with authorities.

Several others, however, still refused be interviewed, he said. Investigators have not formally named any suspects.

The sexual assaults allegedly took place Feb. 2 at Eddy's Resort near Onamia, where members of the Vikings organization stayed during the team's annual Arctic Blast charity event.

The three-day event, held at several resorts and businesses on Lake Mille Lacs, is coordinated by the Vikings Children's Fund.

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