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Gophers
January 28
Andrew Trout is the first member of the 2026 recruiting class to commit to Minnesota.

Gophers football recruits Arizona long snapper, Rocori tackle

Andrew Trout, a 6-6 sophomore out of Rocori, is the first of P.J. Fleck's 2026 recruits, while Alan Soukup, out of Phoenix, Arizona, is a decommit from Indiana.
Politics
December 21, 2023
Officials say the main goal of the enhanced perimeter is to meet Department of Homeland Security anti-terrorism standards and protect those attending

U.S. Bank Stadium seeking $62M for phase two of secure perimeter at Vikings' home

Final estimate means stadium authority will seek additional money from state. The Legislature approved $15.7 million for phase one.
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Photography
March 20, 2023

Gallery: Memorial service for Bud Grant

A memorial service was held for Bud Grant on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Grace Church in Eden Prairie.
Sports
January 4, 2023

Cincinnati and Buffalo fans hold vigils for Hamlin

The NFL and its fans are rallying in support of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who remains in critical condition at a Cincinnati hospital after going into cardiac arrest on the field. Hamlin's recovery is moving in "a positive direction" as of Wednesday, the player's marketing representative said.
Photography
December 2, 2022

Prep Bowl: Maple Grove beats Rosemount 27-10 for 6A title

Maple Grove High School played against Rosemount High School in the 6A State Football Championship game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Friday, December 2, 2022.
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December 2, 2022

Local
November 25, 2022

Charge: St. Olaf football player's wrong-way crash at 75 mph kills driver fleeing Chicago police

The wreck occurred on Michigan Avenue, according to officials.
Photography
November 11, 2022

Lakeville South vs. Stillwater in Class 6A football quarterfinal

Lakeville South played against Stillwater in a Class 6A quarterfinal game on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022 at Eden Prairie High School.
News, live video, more: Keep up with Minnesota's D-II and D-III teams
State college sports News, live video, more: Keep up with Minnesota's D-II and D-III teams
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Minnesota college sports goes well beyond the Gophers. Here's a guide to the conferences that include the state's Division II and Division III programs.
October 28, 2022
Lakeville North offensive lineman Cole Peterson, left, and defensive back Wyatt Brunello celebrate in the final moments of their game against Minneton

Class 6A football playoffs: Lakeville North vs. Minnetonka

In a first-round game in the Class 6A football playoffs, Lakeville North played at Minnetonka High School on Friday, October 28, 2022.
October 28, 2022

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October 14, 2022

Friday night football: Maple Grove beats St. Michael-Albertville 30-0

The Maple Grove High School football team played at St. Michael-Albertville on Friday, October 14, 2022.
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High Schools
October 8, 2022

Shakopee runs off almost entire fourth quarter in victory over Eden Prairie

The game was postponed from Friday night to Saturday.
Photography
September 23, 2022

Friday night football: Woodbury vs. Burnsville

Burnsville High School took on undefeated Woodbury at Woodbury High School on Friday, September 23, 2022.
September 17, 2022

Gophers Football
May 17, 2022
Cooper High School Jaxon Howard (11) ran to the sidelines after blocking a field goal in the fourth quarter.

Gophers among final four for Cooper football standout Jaxon Howard

The top football recruit in Minnesota for the 2023 class has Minnesota and three traditional football powers on his list of four schools.
Gophers Football
May 3, 2022
The Minnesota Gophers take the field before the start of an NCAA football game between the Gophers and the Wisconsin Badgers Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 a

Gophers get commitment from Prior Lake defensive tackle for Class of 2023

Martin Owusu, a three-star recruit, is the ninth-ranked recruit in Minnesota and the 141st-ranked defensive lineman nationally by 247Sports.
Gophers Football
April 28, 2022
Gopher maroon linebacker Thomas Rush (8) ran 71 yards for a touchdown after an interception in the second quarter.

Gophers spring football game moved indoors due to weather

The game will be played in the indoor practice facility at 1 p.m. Saturday, and it no longer will be open to the public because of space constraints.
Gophers Football
April 26, 2022
The Minnesota Gophers take the field before the start of an NCAA football game between the Gophers and the Wisconsin Badgers Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 a

Illinois prep tight end fifth to commit to Gophers football for 2023

The three-star recruit from Benet Academy in Lisle, Ill., will be part of Minnesota's Class of 2023.
Gophers Football
April 16, 2022
The Minnesota Gophers take the field before the start of an NCAA football game between the Gophers and the Wisconsin Badgers Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 a

Gophers receive commitment from Georgia prep CB Zaquan Bryan

The 5-11, 180-pounder helped lead Benedictine Military School to the Georgia Class 4A state championship last year.
Gophers Football
February 18, 2022
Paul Haynes

Gophers promote cornerbacks coach Haynes to co-defensive coordinator

Paul Haynes has been with Minnesota since 2020 and has helped develop standouts Benjamin St-Juste, Coney Durr and Justin Walley.