Pitino would "absolutely" grant Jarvis Johnson his release should he pursue it

The Gophers coach, in his first meeting with the media since last season, discussed the medical redshirt and more as the team prepares to leave for Spain next week.

Mpls. 'Innovation Team' to focus on housing gaps

The team is funded by a grant of up to $2.7 million and will tackle disparities in city services.

Hughes tries to defend Twins' playoff spot tonight

Minnesota's three-month grasp on wild-card berth at stake in the second of a four-game set in Toronto.

DNR to allow bass sorting on Mille Lacs to boost tourneys

Only bass shorter than 18 inches would be affected

Kill, Pitino take aim at Wisconsin

Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino and football coach Jerry Kill both cited a desire to topple Wisconsin in the coming season. One has an expectation. And one has a hope.

House Republicans respond to Gov. Mark Dayton's pollution citizens board announcement

Rep. Denny McNamara, R-Hastings, said he was blindsided by Gov. Mark Dayton's announcement today that he'll create a new citizens' committee to advise the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Trae Waynes calls training in Floyd Mayweather's gym 'a cool experience'

Waynes and good friend and high school teammate Melvin Gordon had a chance to train in the Las Vegas gym of undefeated world championship boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner during an evening...

Turner fills in for Zimmer; Sullivans have a baby

Mike Zimmer will not be back in time for tonight’s practice at Blakeslee Stadium, according to a team spokesman.

Quarterback Streveler, Washburn's Jones getting time at wide receiver for U

Gophers coach Jerry Kill said that Chris Streveler will practice some at wide receiver during training camp. Kill also said Jeff Jones will be at wide receiver and running back "as needed."

Maya Moore named WNBA player of the month

The Lynx star on Tuesday was named WNBA Western Conference player of the month. It's the sixth time in her career she's been named conference player of the month.
Gov. Mark Dayton listened as residents spoke about how the walleye crisis is affecting their lives and businesses.

Dayton orders creation of new citizens committee to advise Pollution Control Agency

Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday ordered the creation of a new citizens' committee to advise the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency following the recent demise of a similar board.

Minn. Campaign Finance Board gets report about holes in disclosure law

Many election observers believe that recent federal court cases partially striking down campaign finance laws have led to significant sums spent without disclosure, including millions last year in Minnesota alone.
Seattle Mariners right fielder Nelson Cruz, rear, hit a ninth inning s...

Section 219: A short-and-sour thought about the Twins

The Twins inability to improve their bullpen is frustrating because it reduces their postseason hopes to hoping for the best, rather than having much reason to expect it.

A smart read on ESPN and the future of pro sports on TV

In a Hot Take World, those of us who prefer more nuanced and measured approaches sometimes have to wade through a lot of shouty nonsense…

Morning Hot Dish politics newsletter

Gov. Mark Dayton will speak at 11 at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership, the umbrella group of 70 enviro orgs. University Club, 420 Summit Ave. Expect some news there.

Priefer enjoys week as second-best special teams coach at camp

Priefer's father Chuck, who has been a special teams coach for several teams, is in Mankato hanging out with his son this week.

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Getting to know Newman, Zimmer missing practice and more

The Vikings are holding their second night practice of training camp tonight from 7:15 to 9:15 at Blakeslee Stadium. The walkthrough is at 10:30 a.m.
August 4

What August? Maps Look Like September Next 10+ Days

I'm not complaining. In fact September may just be my favorite month of the year. As much as I love summer I can live without the bugs, the ghastly dew points and raging severe storms overhead. So a persistent northwest wind flow aloft will keep the worst of the heat to our south; heavy T-storms may materialize close to home by Thursday. Something to keep an eye on.
August 3

Postgame: Molitor wanted a ground ball, not a bunt

Boyer's problem with the first batter he faces persists; Manager has fond memories of his days as a Blue Jay.
August 3

What you might have missed at training camp on Monday, Aug. 3

Another sunny day with low humidity, 14 mph winds and players who are eager to start hitting some enemy players come Sunday.
August 3

MCA contractor to credit state $1 million after testing glitches

Pearson, the testing contractor for Minnesota, will give the state a $1 million credit after students and educators faced a plague of testing issues this past spring.
August 3

Adrian Peterson barely makes SI.com ranking of top 10 running backs

Should Peterson be higher on this list, given his amazing career accomplishments, and the fact that he ran for nearly 1,300 yards in 2013?
August 3

Six years later, the search for Peter Achermann continues

Cass County marks sixth anniversary of 82-year-o disappeared six years ago in Staples.