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When Hennepin County Medical Examiner Andrew Baker is called to testify in courtrooms, his presentation tends to be somber and focused on the facts…
The ruling in Christopher Wenthe’s case focused on his understanding of he nature of his meeting with the woman he was involved with, who claimed he was her spiritual counselor.
Three prominent Minnesota executives have signed on to join the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee for the 2018 game at the new Vikings stadium, CEO…
The treasurer of the panel overseeing construction of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium resigned abruptly Friday, saying he couldn’t continue to work with Chair Michele Kelm-Helgen.
An attorney for a prominent defendant says it’ll help his appeal. But other legal experts say it will have little effect in the state.
The team announced what is likely to be a lucrative 20-year deal with U.S. Bank for stadium naming rights, but a bank spokesman said the reported $220 million price was “on the high side.”
Patient visits are up, administrative costs are down and an operating loss has been replaced by a profit at Hennepin County Medical Center. But the hospital still hopes to attract more patients with private insurance.
Leah Brzezinski’s Arete Academy was inspired by her own son’s struggles.
Tuesday’s 30-minute news conference couldn’t have been further in tone or mood from the turmoil, confusion and tension of the past eight months.
In addition to having executive offices scattered downtown and in the suburbs, the team’s current offices and practice facilities lag by NFL standards.
Some fans are laying down a couple of hundred dollars for a personalized piece of granite that will line the western plaza of the new stadium.
A man convicted of criminal defamation for posting sexually explicit comments, purportedly by his ex-girlfriend and her minor daughter, won a reversal Tuesday from the Minnesota Court of Appeals, which struck down a 52-year-old state law.
Chester Cooper came to Minnesota to play wide receiver for the Gophers in the 1970s.
Majority of board members express desire to use Target Field tax revenue for swimming.
At the heart of the Vikings’ gameday fan plan is the concept of connectivity — to the Vikings’ brand, the players, each other.
Discipline of Dallas Cowboys player Greg Hardy sparked the latest filing against the league.
About $13 million of the $14 million will be directed toward the stadium’s television system, including more than 2,000 HDTV monitors that will be displayed throughout the building.
Minnesota’s move toward more aggressive investigation of child-abuse reports will mean more cases and more caseworkers — and more money needed.
Daquein McNeil’s former lawyer says he doesn’t know where the player is.
Supplier is likely to get 12 to 18 months in prison when sentenced.
Hennepin County is midway through an intensive two-year pilot project aimed at getting people who haven’t had shelter for a long time into stable housing. Results look positive.
The school held a pep rally to honor a team engulfed in controversy and school officials were celebrating the dance team’s victory during a high school basketball game later in the evening.
Construction dominates skyline, but other changes are in store.
10,000 shiny panes eventually will form the skin of the soaring structure. Bird lovers remain unhappy, saying the glass will jeopardize migrating songbirds.
The remaining hurdle for Minnesota is finalizing for a new downtown outdoor soccer stadium, as preferred by the league. How it would be funded is still unknown.
He alleges he was unfairly transferred after fallout from mayor’s high-profile photo.
Hennepin County Board pledges a fight to stop routing of heavier trains through northwestern suburbs, past Wirth Park.
Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk says there’s no legislative support for building the stadium.
Casual birders and nature lovers, they are waging fight over glass for new Vikings stadium.
Judge David Doty determined that the NFL arbitrator exceeded his authority in suspending the Vikings running back. The league returned him to the commissioner's exempt list.
More than 13,000 apply to the Met Council to have future shot at the rental assistance program.
The latest effort to protect migratory birds near the new Minnesota Vikings stadium hit a dead end at the Minneapolis City Council on Thursday.
Phoenix effort helps local group plan size, scope for 2018 game, said Maureen Bausch.
The new Vikings stadium won’t get the special glass that migratory bird advocates are seeking because there would be a major cost involved in delaying the project.
The Minnesota Vikings raised the culture quotient at their new stadium with a request Thursday for hometown artists to apply for commissions so their work…
County leaders are weighing whether to raze the 42-year-old building, which also houses a service center and courtrooms.
This past fall, Christi Rowan-Hecker sought a restraining order against Hecker, saying he threatened to have her followed.
Patrick Talty starts Monday in booking events for the $1.1 billion facility in Minneapolis.
Clothing alone does not a warm worker make, especially with a windchill advisory that was extended through 10 a.m. Wednesday by the National Weather Service.
Among those benefiting are those who drive a lot and car dealers. Not so much: diesel fuel users and air passengers.
The former mayor and council member is seen as the favorite to be named chairwoman in 2015.
New documents and dash camera videos show the confusion and tension before police killed a couple.
Commissioners debate cuts to Stanek’s budget after overtime doubles to $5 million.
From his tricked-out truck parked before dawn on the edge of the gritty construction site of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, Ryan McCann sells a…
The Minnesota Vikings are outperforming expectations off the field, if not on it. Ticket sales for the new $1.1 billion stadium are exceeding goals and the team is adding suites to accommodate demand, according to information released Monday by the team’s front office.
The 22-year Hennepin County commissioner has led the panel for nine years.
The National Football League had a long and expensive list of confidential requests before it awarded the 2018 Super Bowl to Minneapolis.
Adrian Peterson was the face of the Vikings and marketing magic, his brushes with the law and personal life ignored – until suddenly no one could look away.
Hennepin County increases by 2.1 percent while Ramsey County will again hold steady.
900 workers get burgers and Vikings hoodies in a show of thanks.
A Twin Cities-based manufacturing and innovation giant is working with the Minnesota Vikings on an effort to save migratory birds from colliding with 200,000 square feet of glass on the new stadium rising in Downtown East.
The bar would replace retail space on the main concourse between Gate 6 and the left-field foul pole. About 200 fans could gather at the new bar, which will be elevated, creating additional drink rows from which to see the field.
He’s charged with choking and whipping his girlfriend last week.
Maureen Bausch is about to leave shopping’s mecca for America’s No. 1 sporting event.
Just four months shy of a 50-year anniversary in public service, Hennepin County Judge Robert Small packed his boxes last week and moved out of…
On the heels of a $100 million-plus update of the colorful Riverside Plaza apartment towers, changes to the neighborhood include adding a second light-rail stop, widening busy Cedar Avenue S. and redirecting 5th Street as a link to downtown.
Hennepin County Board member backs faction seeking separate stadium.
The team plans to increase its contribution by almost $650,000 to make changes reportedly to food service, end zone seating and locker rooms. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is expected to rubber-stamp the additional money Friday.
The Republican is back to a flashier style and a family vacation.
Construction on the last of six service centers is expected to start early in 2015 on southwest corner.
The theme of Minneapolis’ bid, “Built for the Bold,” emphasized the $1 billion Vikings stadium under construction and the state’s friendly ethos. Now, the focus moves to planning the event.
The child protection petition for a second 4-year-old child is legally required. No abuse allegation has been made.
Minnesota Vikings MVP Adrian Peterson pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault to whipping one of his children with a tree branch this spring.
Forget the Wizard of Oz and get familiar with the cheery red and blue Jayhawk mascot and the Rock Chalk chant.
For more than 20 years, Rusty Hardin has overcome negative pretrial publicity to win favorable verdicts against heinous criminal charges and complex civil matters.
Texas Judge Kelly Case will remain, possibly clearing way for Dec. 1 trial.
Cranes operate from early morning until past midnight, providing the synchronicity required to keep everyone on the site working toward the finish date.
Adrian Peterson's lawyers say prosecutors have failed to prove the necessary bias to remove a judge from hearing the child-endangerment case.
Scheduling conflict pushes back prosecutor’s request to oust judge Kelly Case.
Adrian Peterson will return to a Texas courtroom Wednesday to hear the prosecutor argue for a new judge in the felony child-endangerment case of the Minnesota Vikings player.
Pledging not to give up or go away, birders demonstrated at the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority meeting Friday, where the Minnesota Vikings announced plans to pay another $500,000 for enhancements — none of it for the bird-safe glass the protesters want.
Adrian Peterson’s admission that he smoked “a little weed” has prompted Texas prosecutors to ask a judge to revoke his $15,000 bail on a felony child abuse charge.
Vikings running back enters no plea as Dec. 1 trial date hinges on the Texas prosecutors' motion for the judge to step aside.
Running back sat in the audience, didn’t enter plea in Montgomery County, Texas, courtroom.
Adrian Peterson will plead not guilty in a Texas courtroom this morning to a felony child abuse charge. A trial date could be scheduled later this year, but a date soon would be unusual.
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