C.J. Schwintek ran for 146 yards and a touchdown as Becker beat DeLaSalle 24-6 Friday in the Prep Bowl to win the Class 4A state football championship. Dawson Brown had three interceptions for Becker (12-1), which won its second school title.
It’s state championship week in high school football, what every kid who ever puts on pads and a helmet dreams about. It’s also a bittersweet time for coaches and players because now there’s a certainty: This is the last football game of the year.
Authorities are investigating after a fire started in a Becker, Minn., business Tuesday evening and totally destroyed the building.
The Great Minnesota Get-Together is winding down and the fall high schools sports reason is ramping up. Friday marked the first High School Sports Rally of the 2014-2015 high school season.
High school football players generally have a tough time sleeping the night before a season opener. This week, everybody takes the field as there are nearly 200 games between Thursday and Friday night.
Our wet weather could be making lakes dangerous for dogs. One dog named Copper died last weekend after fetching a tennis ball from Prairie Lake north of Becker. His family shares the warning for dog owners.
The brightest minds at the State Fair on Friday could be found in the back corner of the Education Building showing off their 100-pound made-from-scratch robots. Precocious ingenuity collided with full-on nerdery at the High School Robotics Competition as the science class savants from Mahtomedi, Becker and Fergus Falls showed off what six weeks of electrical engineering, innovative 3-D printers and zealous ambition can spawn.
Xcel Energy says it plans to keep burning coal in the two oldest units at its Sherburne County power plant in Becker in central Minnesota. In a report to regulators, Xcel says sticking with coal is the smartest course, rather than switching to natural gas, at least until the future of environmental regulations becomes clearer.
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has ordered the owner of a Minnesota construction company who allegedly failed to get the required licenses to stop doing business
Leading up to the Thanksgiving travel period, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety has released a list of the top thirteen counties in the state with the highest combined totals of drunk driving related deaths and injuries.
It’s hard to believe that we’re just less than two weeks away from the 2012 prep football season being over. By next Saturday, state champions will be crowned in seven classes across the state.
If the quarterfinal round of the state football playoffs is any indication, any team get beat anyone on any given day. At the risk of sounding cliché, it’s true. Just ask anyone who played football for Edina or St. Croix Lutheran.
This is one of the best times of the year to be a high school football fan. With only three regular season games left, teams have that many more opportunities to win and get positive momentum going heading into the playoffs.
Xcel Energy Inc. says it will cost as much as $200 million to repair the damage from a catastrophic turbine failure at Minnesota’s largest power plant last November.
Authorities arrested a 29-year-old man from Becker, Minn., Thursday for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography.
An environmental group is warning Minnesotans to beware of mercury emissions in the fish they eat.
The Sherco 3 power plant near Becker remains out of service after a weekend fire. A spokesman for Xcel Energy says the coal-fired plant had been down since mid-September for routine maintenance.
A 20-year-old Becker man is in critical condition Wednesday afternoon after suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities are investigating a train-vehicle crash that killed a Chaska, Minn. man in Sherburne County Tuesday.
It’s Week 2 of the high school football season, and by the time games wrap up Friday night most programs will have an idea how their season will go compared to the expectations they set when fall practices started.
Week 1 in the Minnesota high school football season is in the books. There were some blowouts and some nailbiters, expected standouts had big nights and some unknowns made a name for themselves. When it was all over, four performances stood out from Friday night.
A passenger bus headed to Minneapolis was stopped and evacuated after a passenger said he had been threatened by another passenger with a handgun.
Three crashes and vehicle off the road closed down eastbound Interstate-94 in Becker, Minn. Friday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.