Dave Orrick / St. Paul Pioneer Press
MINNEAPOLIS — Ten University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football players have been suspended following accusations of sexual assault by a female student. On Thursday, players — perhaps the entire roster — promised to "boycott all football activities," including the Dec. 27 Holiday Bowl, until the suspensions are lifted. The university is standing by its decision. On Friday, documents leaked to KSTP-TV provided the most detailed accounts yet of the sexual encounter that started all this and why the U reached its decisions. Many will find it disturbing.
ST. PAUL — In response to two deer that have tested positive to chronic wasting disease in Minnesota, wildlife officials said Tuesday, Nov. 23, they plan to reduce deer numbers as much as possible in a portion of southeastern Minnesota.
MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities finally put to bed this week the case of a young couple's 1998 murder, thanks to a new round of DNA testing. On Monday, Jason Richard Preston, a 37-year-old California prison inmate, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in the Christmas Eve 1998 deaths of Dustin Baity, 20, and Carrie Richter, 18, in their Minneapolis apartment. Under questioning from his attorney, Preston admitted he went to the couple's apartment at 1010 23rd Ave. N.E. on Dec. 24, 1998, according to the Hennepin County attorney's office.
CHASKA, Minn. — When golfers from the United States and Europe tee off against one another in the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska this week, it will be a rare feather in the collective cap of the club's several hundred members. Hazeltine will have been host to a U.S. Open, PGA Championship, Women's Open, Senior Open, U.S. Amateur and the Ryder Cup — essentially the canon of American golf events outside of the Masters, which is always played at Augusta National. Only one other course, North Carolina's Pinehurst, can claim such a resume.
CHASKA, Minn.—Olympian Michael Phelps, actor Kurt Russell, 1980s pop icon Huey Lewis and surfer Kelly Slater will headline the American side of an international golf match Tuesday in the Twin Cities. Among their opponents on the European side: tennis legend Martina Navratilova, boy-bander Niall Horan from One Direction, celebrity chef Jose Andres and Nigel Lythgoe, TV producer of such spectacles as "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance." The venue: Hazeltine National Golf Course in Chaska. The stakes: unclear.