It’s hard to believe, but it’s already winter state tournament season in Minnesota high school sports. Just last week, state champions were crowned at the State Dance Competition at Target Center as well as the State Alpine and Nordic Ski Championships at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik, Minn.
A 33-year-old Andover man and former Minneapolis Police officer pleaded guilty Monday in Anoka County Court to criminal sexual conduct involving minors.
It’s the coldest time of the year to be outside as we’re often stuck in subzero temperatures and painfully freezing wind chills. As cold as it is outside, things are heating up in high school gyms and hockey rinks all over the state. We are in the grind of the conference season all across Minnesota.
One person was killed and another was hurt after a shooting in Andover, Minn. overnight. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to the 2200 block of 138th Lane Northwest at about 4 a.m. Tuesday.
Officials have identified the man killed Monday morning in a shooting at a Lake Street restaurant. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office said 32-year-old Luis Alejandro Torres-Sanchez, of Andover, Minn., died at La Que Beuna Restaurant shortly after 1:30 a.m. His cause of death is listed as multiple gunshot wounds.
There are 56 high school football teams still playing in Minnesota, and all of them will be in action between Thursday and Saturday night as the state playoffs get underway at various sites.
Before football teams hit the field Friday night, there are 16 squads left in seven classes across the state who all have a shot at the state tournament. By the end of the night, that number will get cut in half. This is the week that pretty much every kid who grows up playing football dreams about.
There’s nothing unusual about a cool, wet October week. For example, Wednesday’s high only climbed to the mid 50s – the same temperatures that feel so warm to us in early April.
Authorities in Andover are looking for at least one suspect after a string of arson fires in the city over the last three days. Authorities said fires have been intentionally set to both occupied and unoccupied single family homes that are concentrated to one neighborhood in Andover.
There is yet another huge Friday night on our hands in high school football across Minnesota as we’re turning the corner on the regular season. It’s hard to believe that just three weeks remain for teams to get big victories and to position themselves for the playoffs.
A warm (and windy) Friday night was the perfect occasion for high school football. And just in case you missed out on any big plays, we’ve got them for you in the videos below, as well as a profile on Nick Leach, our ASPIRE athlete of the week.
There is no better time for a high school football fan than between late September and early October. It’s when the conference favorites emerge and when all the hard work in offseason starts to show.
A 42-year-old St. Francis man is accused to breaking into a home in Andover and stealing a number of items, including women’s underwear, according to authorities.
At least one full week of high school football is in the books for every team in Minnesota. Now it’s back to the drawing board to look at film, make adjustments and get ready for the next opponent for coaches and players.
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office has released a sketch of the suspect who reportedly assaulted and robbed a 17-year-old girl in Bunker Hills Park earlier this week. The incident happened at around 5:12 p.m. Tuesday. The victim told police she was walking with another person that day when they separated and left in different directions.