The Minnesota State Lottery has hit the jackpot -- again -- posting record ticket sales -- $520 million -- for a fifth consecutive year as recession-weary consumers keep betting ona big payday.
Updated: August 22, 2012, - 05:40 AM
Hammes Co., the sports authority's pick to oversee construction of Vikings stadium, served similar role in other NFL stadium projects.
Updated: August 03, 2012, - 10:09 PM
With Vikings controlling effort to bring in top U.S. pro league, a group aims to keep focus on the other football.
Updated: August 01, 2012, - 09:57 PM
More than two-thirds of the nation's bread basket -- from Kansas to Indiana -- has gone without rain for much of the summer.
Updated: July 25, 2012, - 06:43 AM
Bill Lester, on the job for 25 years, is "happy to take a step back."
Updated: July 19, 2012, - 11:14 PM
Thousands of artifacts - some nearly 3,000 years old - are back in the hands of the Bois Forte Band, more than 60 years after excavation.
Updated: July 17, 2012, - 09:55 PM
Panel is exploring whether the Vikings' future home is suitable for a college football playoff game or a Final Four basketball tourney.
Updated: July 13, 2012, - 11:21 PM
Pine County readied to battle an inferno after thousands of trees blew down last summer. Instead, it got epic flooding.
Updated: July 10, 2012, - 11:30 PM
Most of the frills and extras planned for the Vikings football stadium that rises on the Minneapolis skyline next year will take months to shape.
Updated: July 08, 2012, - 10:23 AM