St. Paul Pioneer Press
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The rebuilding of the Vikings’ offensive line has begun. On the first day of free agency, Minnesota on Thursday reached an agreement to sign tackle Riley Reiff away from Detroit. That came hours after starting left tackle Matt Kalil had bolted to Carolina on a five-year, $55.5 million deal to join his brother, Panthers center Ryan Kalil.
ST. PAUL—The youngest son of U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's 2016 running mate, was one of six people arrested Saturday after counter-protesters disrupted a rally in support of President Donald Trump at the Minnesota State Capitol.
ZIMMERMAN, Minn. -- A pair of tornadoes reportedly touched down in Minnesota on Monday as a band of severe weather moved through the Midwest. If confirmed, the tornadoes would be the earliest in the state’s recorded history. The storm system largely missed the Twin Cities, which received only brief thundershowers, but it flattened trees and dropped ping-pong ball-size hail in areas to the north and south of the metro, according to Lisa Schmit, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- For the first time in his career, Adrian Peterson will be a free agent. The Vikings announced Tuesday they will not exercise an $18 million option to retain the star running back for 2017. However, general manager Rick Spielman said in a statement the team will continue to negotiate with Peterson’s representatives, and Peterson said in a statement to ESPN “the door is still open to find some common ground.’’
MINNEAPOLIS -- The band of winter weather moving across the Midwest on Friday will likely miss the Twin Cities and several other areas in southern Minnesota after all. The metro is expected to get about an inch of snow by Friday afternoon -- if anything at all -- with areas to the southeast seeing a couple more, said meteorologist Bill Borghoff with the National Weather Service in Chanhassen.
MINNEAPOLIS -- A Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his neighbor last summer following a dispute over a broken lawnmower. Edward Frank Holzinger, 61, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree intentional murder in the Aug. 9 killing of Bruce Wayne Brown, 47, the Hennepin County attorney’s office announced Friday, Jan. 6. According to the criminal complaint, the two had been feuding for days after Holzinger lent the neighbor his lawnmower and then accused him of returning it broken, witnesses told police.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Ilhan Omar, a Minneapolis woman recently elected the nation’s first Somali-American lawmaker, said she was subjected to “hateful, derogatory, Islamophobic, sexist taunts and threats” while in Washington, D.C.,...
MINNEAPOLIS -- A Minneapolis in-home day care provider was charged Tuesday with attempted murder for allegedly hanging a toddler from her basement ceiling last week. Nataliia Karia, 42, was also...
MINNEAPOLIS—Danny Heinrich, the man who confessed to killing Jacob Wetterling almost three decades ago, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday, Nov. 21, in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. Officials set up extra courtrooms for spectators as an overflow crowd of family, media and others arrived. After victim impact statements from Wetterling's family and friends, along with a brief statement from Heinrich himself, Chief U.S. District Judge John Tunheim sentenced him to 20 years in federal prison on a child-pornography charge, as planned in a plea agreement.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson told ESPN on Wednesday that he will have surgery Thursday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and he could be out...