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Willmar soldiers return home
Governor to receive invite to tour Appleton prison
Records for Aug. 27
New London depot makes another historic move
Community steps forward to help as water recedes
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Harold (Bill) William Wright
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Letter: Our declining moral values
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
June 10, 2016
Gophers wrestling coach warned supervisors about team using drugs
MINNEAPOLIS — Emails acquired by the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Friday indicate that Gophers wrestling coach J Robinson informed supervisors in early March of suspicions that members of his wrestling team were using drugs. Robinson, 69, is on paid leave pending the results of...
June 10, 2016 - 11:33pm
Interim University of Minnesota AD Goetz leaves for UConn
MINNEAPOLIS — Former University of Minnesota interim athletics director Beth Goetz is leaving to be the chief operating officer for athletics at the University of Connecticut, the Gophers announced Thursday. Goetz, who will be in charge of football among other roles with the...
June 10, 2016 - 12:02am
June 2, 2016
Gophers make stop in Spicer
SPICER — New University of Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle has entered the department during a tumultuous time but he couldn’t keep...
June 2, 2016 - 11:49pm
June 1, 2016
Gophers wrestling coach on paid leave following drug scandal
MINNEAPOLIS — University of Minnesota wrestling coach J Robinson was placed on paid administrative leave, new Gophers athletics director Mark Coyle said Wednesday. Four wrestlers are being investigated by campus police and the university for selling Xanax. Several other members...
June 1, 2016 - 11:52pm
U of M campus police investigating possible prescription drug ring run by wrestlers
MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota has initiated an internal investigation of its wrestling program, which last week became embroiled in allegations of a prescription-drug ring among its student-athletes. A statement released by the school Tuesday said campus police are investigating...
June 1, 2016 - 12:03am
May 25, 2016
Four U of M wrestlers under investigation for prescription pill dealing
MINNEAPOLIS — Four University of Minnesota wrestlers are under investigation for dealing the prescription drug Xanax, according to a Fox 9 report. Longtime Gophers wrestling coach J Robinson was not available for comment Wednesday. Fox 9 stated that Robinson is also being investigated...
May 25, 2016 - 11:23pm
May 18, 2016
Gophers' Claeys says team can win 8 to 10 games this fall
MINNEAPOLIS — From vital fundraising to fixing the dented men’s basketball program, new Gophers athletics director Mark Coyle has many challenges awaiting him when he takes the department’s reins in June. But Gophers football coach Tracy Claeys is confident a 6-7 season in...
May 18, 2016 - 11:55pm
May 12, 2016
New Gophers AD needs to hold his nose and swallow Pitino’s $5.7 million buyout
The University of Minnesota has finally hired an athletics director, but we’re not done with Norwood Teague quite yet. The first order of business for Mark Coyle will be to hold his nose and trigger a buyout on Richard Pitino’s contract that currently sits at $5.7 million. Gophers...
May 12, 2016 - 11:52pm
May 11, 2016
Gophers hire new athletics director
By Marcus R. Fuller St. Paul Pioneer Press MINNEAPOLIS — Mark Coyle’s introduction as the University of Minnesota’s new athletics director came with tears Wednesday. Not because of what he has in front of him, which will be as exciting as challenging for him. Coyle, who was...
May 11, 2016 - 11:29pm
Gophers coach Pitino exceeded jet spending by nearly $200,000
Richard Pitino reportedly exceeded his private-jet spending by nearly $200,000 in his three seasons as Minnesota’s basketball coach, according...
May 11, 2016 - 11:27pm
May 1, 2016
NFL Draft: Gophers Murray, Campbell selected
By Andy Greder St. Paul Pioneer Press MINNEAPOLIS — With a din of excitement audible from his native Milwaukee, Gophers cornerback Eric Murray shared the euphoria that erupted when he was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL draft’s fourth round Saturday. “The reaction...
May 1, 2016 - 11:44pm
April 15, 2016
Gophers’ Banham goes 4th in WNBA Draft
UNCASVILLE, Ct. — For the first time in more than a decade, the Gophers have top-five picks in consecutive years in the WNBA Draft. Rachel Banham was selected No. 4 overall by the Connecticut Sun on Thursday night. Banham, the Big Ten player of the year and the conference’s...
April 15, 2016 - 12:07am
March 8, 2016
Men's Basketball: Murphy’s solid freshman season hopefully a sign of things to come for Gophers
MINNEAPOLIS — Richard Pitino met with Jordan Murphy in his office Monday night after the Gophers forward was named to the All-Big Ten freshman...
March 8, 2016 - 11:14pm
March 1, 2016
Three Gopher men's basketball players suspended for the season due to reported sex video
The University of Minnesota has extended the suspensions of men’s basketball players Kevin Dorsey, Nate Mason and Dupree McBrayer to the rest...
March 1, 2016 - 2:17pm
February 14, 2016
Men's Basketball: No. 4 Iowa grinds out win over Gophers
IOWA CITY — It was not the prettiest of efforts, but by night’s end, the fourth-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes found themselves where they wanted to be — alone atop the Big Ten. By beating Minnesota 75-71 on Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa took advantage of both No. 2 Maryland...
February 14, 2016 - 11:41pm