BURNSVILLE - A 27-year-old man is dead after a forklift mishap at a Menards store in Burnsville last week. Alec Michael Saunders of Burnsville suffered blunt force chest injuries Friday at the store, the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office said Tuesday. He was pronounced dead shortly before 9 a.m. Friday at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. The store is located on Minnesota 13, west of Interstate 35W.
Sam Dubois thought McKinley Wright would make the shot. With the Class 4A boys basketball quarterfinal game tied 50-50 and the clock winding down at Target Center, Wright was certainly going to take the shot for top-seeded Champlin Park. “We all trust him to hit that shot,” Dubois said. But Wright had one of his rare misses in an otherwise dominant performance against Chaska, and the ball was tipped out toward the perimeter. Dubois had one thought: grab it. “I just wanted to get to the ball as fast as I could just to stop the fast break and make sure nothing else happened,” Dubo
An Eagan neighborhood had some “llama drama” on Wednesday, police said. About 7:30 a.m., residents in the area of Pilot Knob and Skyline roads saw two llamas strolling in freshly fallen snow and notified Eagan police.
Running back Adrian Peterson’s surgery to repair the lateral meniscus in his right knee was successful, the Vikings said in a news release Thursday morning. Team physician Chris Larson performed...
ST. PAUL—Mourners gathered Thursday, July 14, to remember Philando Castile, the man shot by police inside a vehicle earlier this month during a traffic stop. The casket carrying his body...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday the full lineup of concessions that will be available at U.S. Bank Stadium, and the list has a decidedly local flair. New restaurants...
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 campus police and school investigations into allegations that University of Minnesota wrestlers were using and selling the prescription anti-anxiety drug Xanax.
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 Huskies, took over as the interim AD with the Gophers in August 2015, when Norwood Teague resigned after a sexual harassment scandal. She was hired by Teague from Butler as deputy AD in 2013.
ST. PAUL — Bruce Boudreau has his first assistant coach. After clearing out the team’s coaching staff last month, general manager Chuck Fletcher announced the hiring of Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Scott Stevens an assistant coach on Tuesday.