Anaheim Ducks (2-3-0, fifth in the Pacific) vs. Minnesota Wild (3-0-0, third in the Central)
St. Paul, Minnesota; Saturday, 6 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Wild -268, Ducks +213; over/under is 5.5
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL season has already featured 22 games with a winning score in either the final minute of regulation or in overtime, the highest six-week total in history.
The Minnesota Vikings, for all their problems and setbacks, have been able to play right along with the rest of the clutch teams in the league.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Members of Minnesota's teachers union are calling on school leaders to do more to protect students and staff after the state Department of Health reported the first student death from COVID-19 this school year.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible rape happening behind her home was sentenced Thursday to nearly five years in prison — the most the judge could impose but less than half the 12½ years he was sentenced to for his murder conviction that was overturned last month.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Most of Minnesota's regular offensive linemen might have expected to be done with college by now, with five of them in their fifth year or more.
The guys up front for the Gophers have found a groove at just the right time, as several of them enter the final stretch of their unglamorous, unforgettable experience as blockers in the Big Ten.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Two men have been arrested after a high speed chase that began in Minnesota and ended with a crash in North Dakota.
Sheriff's officials say a vehicle was traveling at nearly 100 mph in Clay County, Minnesota Wednesday afternoon.
Los Angeles FC (11-12-7) vs. Minnesota United FC (12-10-8)
St. Paul, Minnesota; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE:
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards energized the first full-size home crowd of his nascent career with 29 points in 31 minutes for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who cruised to a 124-106 victory over the Houston Rockets to start the season on Wednesday night.
WATERTOWN, Minn. (AP) — The small-town family doctor angling to become Minnesota’s next governor smiled, leaned into the camera and told his Facebook viewers that Sweden had just paused the Moderna vaccine for people under age 30 over “significant concern” about heart inflammation.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Robin Lod and Franco Fragapane scored goals a few minutes apart as Minnesota United beat the Philadelphia Union 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Emanuel Reynoso stole a pass in the attacking third and pulled the Philadelphia defense with him in the center before playing a back-heel pass to Lod for a one-touch finish to tie the game 2-2 in the 63rd minute.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Unvaccinated Minnesotans are 15 times more likely to require hospitalization for COVID-19 and 30 times more likely to die from the disease than vaccinated residents, Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said Wednesday.
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — The College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University are investigating allegations that some male students started a competition this fall to see who could have more sexual encounters with female students.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New Minnesota coach Ben Johnson might have been wise to start the first practice with some get-to-know-you icebreakers before moving onto the shooting, passing and defense drills.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report hearing a possible sexual assault behind her home is set to be sentenced on a lesser charge after his murder conviction was overturned in a case that drew widespread attention and was fraught with the issue of race.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Biden administration dealt a serious blow Wednesday to the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, ordering a study that could lead to a 20-year ban on mining upstream from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck several sled dogs on a recreational trail in Itasca County, putting a likely end to their racing days.
The dogs were hit by a vehicle on the Circle T Snowmobile Trail last Saturday evening while training.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Joel Eriksson Ek and the Minnesota Wild put on quite a show for the first full house at Xcel Energy Center in 19 months.
The Wild were overwhelmed with gratitude for their off-the-ice help, from start to finish.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Tuesday refused to lower bail for a Chicago man accused of fatally shooting a Twin Cities man on a Minnesota highway after an apparent road-rage incident.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler will miss at least four games while sidelined for COVID-19.
The Jets said before their game Tuesday at Minnesota that Wheeler was symptomatic after testing positive for the virus.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz launched his campaign for a second term Tuesday in an increasingly divided Minnesota, saying he made the tough calls necessary beat back the COVID-19 pandemic and revive the economy.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Rental evictions are rising in Minnesota as state protections adopted because of COVID-19 are beginning to lift, according to housing experts.
As of last week, a 15-day notice is no longer required before an eviction notice is filed over delinquent rent.
CROOKSTON, Minn. (AP) — The new bishop of the Crookston diocese said Monday he has learned important lessons about how the Roman Catholic church should respond to abuse by priests.
Bishop Andrew Cozzens replaced Bishop Michael Hoeppner, who resigned earlier this year at the request of Pope Francis after an investigation into whether he covered up sexual abuse in the Crookston diocese.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The first woman to lead the Minnesota Air National Guard officially assumed her duties after a change of command ceremony over the weekend.
Command Chief Master Sgt. Lisa Erikson is the most senior enlisted member of the Minnesota Air Guard.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As Kirk Cousins rolled to the right out on third down in overtime of a game the Minnesota Vikings badly needed to win, Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen were covered.
K.J. Osborn was open on a crossing route, so Cousins delivered a difficult throw on the run and off balance.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota public safety officials said Monday that nearly 400 people have died in traffic crashes on Minnesota roads this year, putting the state on pace to see the highest number of traffic fatalities recorded since 2007.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson was placed on injured reserve on Monday after hurting his hamstring against Carolina and must miss a minimum of three games.
Coach Mike Zimmer said the injury was not believed to be season-ending, so the 11-year veteran Peterson will be expected to return at some point during the second half of the schedule.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota will offer $200 gift cards and a shot at five $100,000 scholarships as incentives for students ages 12-17 to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday.
Philadelphia Union (12-7-10) vs. Minnesota United FC (11-10-8)
St. Paul, Minnesota; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Minnesota United FC -122, Philadelphia +310, Draw +264; over/under is 2.5 goals
Winnipeg Jets (0-2-0, eighth in the Central) vs. Minnesota Wild (2-0-0, first in the Central)
St. Paul, Minnesota; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Wild -154, Jets +128; over/under is 5.5
The Latest on Week 6 in the NFL (all times EDT):
For the fourth time this season there have been two overtimes in a week.
HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — A public art tribute to Bob Dylan was unveiled Saturday in Hibbing with the hopes of inspiring a new generation of young artists.
The display of the Iron Range town's most famous resident is located outside Hibbing High School, where the 80-year-old Dylan was a 1959 graduate.
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — ROTC students from three colleges along the Wisconsin and Minnesota border came together to rebuild a bridge that is part of a trail system used in an annual national competition.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Enbridge has failed to meet a deadline set by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for cleaning up a site where an aquifer ruptured during construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline, DNR officials said.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Franco Fragapane scored an early goal in Minnesota United's 1-0 victory over expansion Austin on Saturday night.
Minnesota (11-10-8) entered having lost four of its last seven matches, including two of the last three.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz says he bagged a pheasant on Saturday during Minnesota’s 2021 pheasant hunting opener.
Walz hunted on private land in Kandiyohi County. He was hosted by Kevin Ochsendorf and Brad Hanson, both longtime pheasant hunters in the Willmar area.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tanner Morgan threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns and Bryce Williams rushed for 127 yards and another score on Saturday as Minnesota defeated Nebraska 30-23.
The Gophers dominated the first half, taking a 21-9 lead behind near-perfect passing from Morgan.
Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles; Saturday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Kings +104, Wild -126; over/under is 5.5
ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz said Friday he'll use the Minnesota National Guard to help alleviate staffing shortages at care facilities that are struggling to cope with the surge in COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated Minnesotans.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a Black man a federal task force shot to death this summer wants a new, independent investigation into the shooting after prosecutors decided not to file any charges.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Chicago man accused of fatally shooting another man in the head on a Minnesota highway after an apparent road-rage incident has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge, prosecutors said Friday.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz says his administration will soon announce expanded COVID-19 testing options and launch new incentives to get teenagers vaccinated.
Minnesota Public Radio reported Walz made the remarks Thursday morning while touring a testing site Duluth.
APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — A Eurasian owl that escaped from the Minnesota Zoo earlier this month is dead.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Thursday that a neighbor found Gladys the owl injured by the side of the road near the zoo.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for the former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman who called 911 to report a possible rape behind her home are asking a judge to sentence him to 41 months on a manslaughter charge, the lightest penalty recommended under state sentencing guidelines, according to documents filed Thursday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The game between the Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers on Sunday might just come down to who can score a touchdown in the second half.
Both teams have struggled coming out of the locker room at halftime this year.
MINNESOTA (2-3) at CAROLINA (3-2)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox
OPENING LINE: Vikings by 1, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Four children were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening Thursday after the school bus they were riding in crashed with a pickup truck in northwestern Minnesota's Clay County.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hints of that long-awaited breakthrough for Nebraska under coach Scott Frost have been apparent lately, as the Huskers more than held their own through a tough stretch on the schedule.