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MINNEAPOLIS -- The two officers involved in last November’s shooting of Jamar Clark will not be disciplined, police chief Janee Harteau said at a Friday, Oct. 21 press conference. The...
MINNEAPOLIS—Football experts will tell you there are two overarching trends when it comes to players in the National Football League: they are getting younger and more athletic. More players are entering the league with oodles of athletic talent, but not so much in the way of specific positional experience. This has turned the idea of a flex position from fantasy football into real life, with offensive coaches lining up their gifted "offensive weapons" all over the field.
MINNEAPOLIS—Colin Kaepernick will be starting on Sunday, Oct. 16, against the Buffalo Bills, and people are acting like the world is ending. The quarterback who was a rookie sensation and the human embodiment of the sophomore slump before he was a clipboard-holding social activist will get his first chance under center during the Chip Kelly era in San Francisco. Kaepernick has gone through a lot of professional tribulations, including having a trade request denied and reportedly restructuring his contract to make him a free agent at the end of the season.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Two people -- including an infant boy -- were shot and killed in a parked car in south Minneapolis on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 9. Minneapolis police say the...
MINNEAPOLIS—Cliches come from somewhere, and one being tossed about is how the NFL is a passing league. I double-checked this one, and it's true. This makes the guy chucking the pigskin even more important in offenses, and the fantasy impact is reflected with quarterbacks. There's been a problem, though: dependable, high-volume quarterbacks have been dropping like flies this season. Tony Romo, Carson Palmer, Tom Brady (although we get him back this week). All have been relative non-factors this season.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Mall officials announced Wednesday, Oct. 5, that the Mall of America will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. According to a letter sent to mall tenants and employees...
MINNEAPOLIS—The home field advantage of U.S. Bank Stadium carried over into the first half of Monday night's game, as the Minnesota Vikings took a 14-3 lead into the locker room at the half. Matt Asiata punched in a run at the goal line and Sam Bradford found tight end Kyle Rudolph for the two Minnesota scores. The Vikings defense kept Eli Manning and the Giants offense in check, with Xavier Rhodes largely shutting down star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
MANKATO, Minn.—Isaac Kolstad, the former Minnesota State Mankato linebacker who was severely injured in a 2014 bar fight, is suing his attackers and two bars that served them. The civil lawsuit, filed last week, names Philip Nelson and Trevor Shelley, along with Blue Bricks Bar and South Street Saloon. Documents filed in Blue Earth County District Court allege the bars had served Nelson, a former University of Minnesota quarterback who was under the legal drinking age at the time of the assault.
MINNEAPOLIS—One week can be a fluke. Two weeks can be a coincidence. But three weeks? There's plenty of games in the books to start making educated guesses on if a player can maintain their production for the rest of the season—or, in other words, to figure out if the stud that has been carrying your fantasy team is a dressed-up dud. Let's break it down by position to see who's for real. Quarterbacks
MINNEAPOLIS—Winter is coming, but injury season has already arrived. ACLs are tearing like there is no tomorrow in San Diego. Cleveland can't keep a quarterback upright. Minnesota, Miami and Tampa Bay had their feature backs go down in Week 2. And someone named Jacoby Brissett is the quarterback for the New England Patriots. Who?