Richard Meryhew

Reporter | Regional
Phone: 612-673-4425
Richard Meryhew covers state news. In 2006, he authored an award-winning series on Kirby Puckett's life and he has played a key role in team coverage of many of the state's biggest stories in recent years.

Recent content from Richard Meryhew

Vikings stadium construction bids are due today

Among the companies expected to bid are Hunt Construction, which has built 12 NFL stadiums, and Skanska AB, general contractor for the $1.6 billion MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Mortenson Construction, a Twin Cities firm that has dominated the local stadium scene, also is in the mix.

Updated: January 21, 2013, - 06:15 PM

Mankato looks for new head football coach

Even after child-porn charges were dismissed, Todd Hoffner was reassigned.

Updated: January 08, 2013, - 01:24 AM

Dec. 22, 2012: Hoffner gets 20-day unpaid suspension

Todd Hoffner's status as Minnesota State, Mankato's football coach remains unclear. The unpaid suspension might be over his use of university cellphone.

Updated: December 20, 2012, - 06:58 AM

Accused Little Falls killer makes bail; tough case ahead

Veteran defense attorneys outline possible legal strategies for Byron Smith, who confessed to killing two teens.

Updated: December 18, 2012, - 11:07 PM

Dec. 17: Little Falls divided by tragedy

Some see a Little Falls man defending his home. Others see two teens executed.

Updated: December 17, 2012, - 05:44 AM

Little Falls teen slayings caught on tape

Officers say video of the teens outside Byron Smith's house and audio of the Little Falls shootings seem to support his statements.

Updated: December 11, 2012, - 06:13 AM

Dec. 8: Cleared by court, Mankato football coach remains in limbo

A week after a judge dismissed felony child pornography charges against Hoffner stemming from videos he recorded on his work-issued phone of his three young children, Minnesota State University, Mankato has yet to reinstate him.

Updated: December 08, 2012, - 09:27 AM

Groundbreaking for Vikings stadium set for October 2013

Officials project an October 2013 start for construction on the new 65,000-seat stadium; the project's biggest hire is the next major step.

Updated: December 07, 2012, - 11:59 PM

Dec. 2: Cleared by court, Mankato coach still left out of title run

Fans rallied around Todd Hoffner after felony charges were dismissed, but a university inquiry continues.

Updated: December 02, 2012, - 08:25 AM

Mankato coach thankful nightmare of child-porn case is over

"The last 102 days have been long, painful and a nightmare," Todd Hoffner said. "Our lives have been turned upside down."

Updated: December 01, 2012, - 09:29 AM

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