WCCO’s Mike Max had a chance to sit down with Tyus Jones for a 1-on-1 interview about his performance in the NCAA Finals, and what’s next in his career.
This time last year, Jones was preparing to graduate and had already signed a letter of intent to attend Duke and play basketball. I’m sure many people thought Jones would have success immediately at Duke, but nobody could have predicted what he would accomplish in his freshman season with the Blue Devils.
He won a high school state championship, an NCAA title and on Wednesday, his hometown rolled out the red carpet for him. Apple Valley welcomed home one of the best basketball players in the history of its city, declaring Wednesday “Tyus Jones Day.”
A 29-year-old woman who caused a fatal crash when she ran a red light while dialing her phone will spend 90 days behind bars, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.
Minnesota-native Tyus Jones was named Most Outstanding Player in Duke’s NCAA Championship win Monday night. There were 16 lead changes in the title game, but in the end, Duke came back to beat the Wisconsin Badgers 68-63.
Two people were charged in Dakota County Friday in separate cases involving the deaths of infants. The Dakota County Attorney’s office charged 46-year-old Paul Richard Sandell and 63-year-old Janet Marie Kartheiser with one count each of second-degree manslaughter.
A Twin Cities movie theater got a special treat Tuesday night for the opening of “Furious 7,” the latest movie in the “The Fast and Furious” franchise. Roughly $3 million worth of sports cars were on display at the Minnesota Zoo Tuesday night.
Jennifer Suter is the future of the American military. All 5-foot-2, 125 pounds of her is headed to West Point.
It’s transition time in Minnesota’s prep sports scene. The winter season is over and the champions have been crowned. While we have the time, let’s look back on an eventful winter season and reflect on the teams and games that gave us excitement and allowed us to appreciate high schools sports for what they are: Fun, competitive and entertaining.
A 51-year-old Apple Valley man has been sentenced to more than 6 years in prison after admitting to being high on meth while behind the wheel of a truck that caused a fatal crash.
Eastview senior guard Madison Guebert has been named the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school girls basketball. The award was announced Monday with the AP’s all-state team.
The Champlin Park boys basketball team had a chance to cap off a perfect season with a state championship lat weekend, but Apple Valley and its sense of unfinished business coming in was too much for the Rebels.
Brock Bertram finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Tre Jones scored 12 more to help Apple Valley hold off Champlin Park 64-61 and claim its second 4A boys state championship in the last three years on Saturday night.
When parents meet playing basketball in college, you know there is a pretty good chance their kids may gravitate to the sport. The Geuberts look like the all-American family, because, in many respects, they are. Dan and Melissa have three children, two of whom are twins and high school seniors — Madison and Drew.
It’s poised to be an intense and emotional week in St. Paul and around the Twin Cities as the best boys hockey teams in the state hit Xcel Energy Center for one of the best state tournaments around. That, and state tournament bids get handed out for next week’s boys state basketball tournament at Target Center.
Haven’t found the time to teach your dog to roll over, shake hands or do the army crawl? Dog Day Getaway in Apple Valley is offering a five-week course to teach you and your pup all the classics!
Not always, but often times people who teach special needs students do it because they have a loved one living with a disability, such as a sibling or a cousin they helped as a child and developed an empathy to help others.
State troopers seized about 41 pounds of marijuana while investigating a two-vehicle crash north of Wheatland. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says 57-year-old Kraig Kahrs, of Apple Valley, Minnesota, lost control of his vehicle on snow and ice on Interstate 25 and rear-ended a pickup truck on Wednesday morning.
It’s getting to be that exciting time of the winter high school sports season as we go down to the wire for conference champions and get the postseason started.
A Minnesota man faces drug charges after Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers seized more than 40 pounds of marijuana while investigating a two-vehicle crash in southeastern Wyoming. The patrol says 57-year-old Kraig Kahrs of Apple Valley, Minnesota, lost control of his vehicle on icy Interstate 25 north of Wheatland on Wednesday morning and rear-ended a pickup truck.
A projected budget shortfall could force the Minnesota Zoo to go beyond layoffs and close some of its exhibits this year. Officials say the zoo is facing a budget crisis due to declining attendance and increased costs. A spokeswoman says the zoo is now asking lawmakers for $1.5 million in emergency funds.
The Apple Valley Police Department says investigators found no signs of intrusion or struggle in the deaths of a family, whose bodies were discovered last week.
There’s a great boys hockey match-up Friday night in the north Twin Cities metro between a pair of ranked teams with a combined five losses in 34 games. One of them was a state runner-up last year.
Fewer Minnesotans are getting sick with the flu. On Thursday, the CDC downgraded the flu in Minnesota from widespread to regional. The worse cases of the flu are in the metro and central Minnesota.
Target is testing a pilot program that allows you to shop health insurance in their stores. “Health care, no matter if you get your insurance from your employer or through an exchange or on the individual market, it’s still extremely confusing,” said Steve Lafferty, Target’s senior director of healthcare partnerships.