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FARGO - Police are recommending that prosecutors file misdemeanor charges against both a man who was dressed up as Jesus while counter-protesting outside an abortion clinic Sunday and a man...
CANTON — After a nearly three-week murder trial, a jury found a 29-year-old man guilty of killing the biological son of NFL star running back Adrian Peterson. Joseph Patterson was convicted Tuesday night in Canton, just south of Sioux Falls, where the man was accused of blunt force trauma while he was caring for the 2-year-old boy in a south Sioux Falls apartment. Patterson, originally from southwest Minnesota, was found guilty of second-degree murder, first degree manslaughter and aggravated battery against a person under the age of 3 for the death of 2-year-old Tyrese Ruffin two year
MCLAUGHLIN, S.D.—A north-central South Dakota school has dropped its Midget mascot and nickname. The move came after the nonprofit Little People of America organization asked the district to consider the change. The "Midgets" had been the mascot of McLaughlin School District on the sprawling Standing Rock Indian Reservation that straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border since 1929, but the board voted to drop it this week. Little People of America president Gary Arnold reached out to the district asking for the change in exchanges with School Superintendent Scott Lepke who then b
LEAD – A shootout in the Black Hills of South Dakota between law officers and a 31-year-old Sundance, Wyo., man after a high-speed car chase has resulted in the suspect’s...
DULUTH, Minn. -- A Hibbing priest has been named by a fourth accuser for sexual assault and now faces seven felony counts in State District Court. Fr. Brian Michael Lederer,...
MINNEAPOLIS -- One man has died and another sustained a serious injury Wednesday in a workplace accident during construction at U.S. Bank Stadium, the new Minnesota Vikings facility in downtown...
A partial roof collapse Wednesday night injured concert-goers at the popular Minneapolis music venue First Avenue. The Minneapolis Fire Department reports that two people were transported the Hennepin County Medical...
MANKATO, Minn. — Right guard intrigue is not exactly a sexy story line, but the open competition at that position is a portal into the Vikings' high-stakes transformation of their embattled offensive line. The pressure is immense on the once-reliable unit to redeem itself from a ragged 2014 performance and allow a potentially dynamic offense to thrive under second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and returning running back Adrian Peterson. "As long as we take care of our business up front, we'll be OK," right tackle Phil Loadholt said this week. "It starts up front.
MANKATO, Minn.—Adrian Peterson is back. Teddy Bridgewater has plenty of potential. And Mark Wilf is fired up. Wilf, the Vikings' owner and president whose family bought the team in 2005, was an enthused spectator in training camp Tuesday at Minnesota State Mankato. "I would say, personally, it's the most excited I've been since we purchased the team," Wilf said of the upcoming season. Peterson, the star running back, has returned after missing all but one game last season because of a child-abuse incident, and much is expected from Bridgewater in his second year at quarterback.