St. Paul Pioneer Press
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...
ST. PAUL -- In a church, a park and on Interstate 94, Twin Cities residents on Saturday demanded accountability and pleaded for change in the wake of another person of...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—Chad Greenway's vacation to Mexico got even better Thursday. The linebacker and Mount Vernon native reached a one-year deal to return to the Vikings for an 11th and final season. He announced the news on Twitter. "Nobody is more excited than me to help lead this team one more time!'' Greenway wrote. "Dream achieved, going out a Viking! #Skol.'' Vikings defensive end Brian Robison said he spoke Thursday to Greenway, who is vacationing with his wife and children, and his longtime teammate was thrilled.
MANKATO, Minn. — The Vikings started practice early Thursday. If you ask Mike Zimmer, they never really showed up. Practice was moved up to 9 a.m. for the final day of training camp at Minnesota State Mankato.
CANTON, Ohio — Anthony Barr started his first Vikings regular-season game as an NFL rookie. It would be a big surprise if Trae Waynes ends up doing the same. Barr, a linebacker, was taken with the No. 9 pick in the 2014 draft and made an immediate impact. Waynes, a cornerback selected No. 11 this year, is finding it tough adjusting to the NFL. In Sunday night's 14-3 win over Pittsburgh in the Hall of Fame Game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Waynes had three penalties, although one was declined.
MINNEAPOLIS—The University of Minnesota has accepted the resignation of athletics director Norwood Teague, the school announced Friday morning on Twitter. President Erik Kaler is expected to address the situation at a 12:15 p.m. news conference. Teague told KARE-11 reporter Jana Shortal Friday morning the decision was related to a recent incident at a university event. "I had entirely too much to drink and behaved badly towards nice people, and sent truly inappropriate texts," Teague said in a video interview.
MANKATO, Minn. — When seven-year veteran wide receiver Mike Wallace arrived in Minnesota, he knew little about Charles Johnson. He barely had heard of Adam Thielen. Wallace was acquired by the Vikings in March from the Miami Dolphins. He had no idea then that his new team had so much depth at receiver. "I'm a lot more impressed now than when I got here," Wallace said at training camp. "I didn't know much about (Minnesota's receivers) when I got here. But I like (Johnson) more every day. Thielen is a really good football player, and he's like your fifth or sixth guy. That's crazy.
CHICAGO — Two Gophers opponents this season, Ohio State and Texas Christian, debuted at No. 1 and 2, respectively, in the first Amway Coaches Poll released Thursday. The Gophers received 25 votes, which put them outside of the poll at No. 34. With 166 votes, Tennessee was No. 25 in the ranking formerly known as the USA Today Coaches Poll. After a 6-1 start last season, the Gophers were ranked No. 24 in mid-October before losing 28-24 to unranked Illinois the following Saturday. The Gophers will start this season against TCU on Sept. 3 at TCF Bank Stadium, a Thursday night game.