Prep Blog: A Look Back At The Prep BowlTCF Bank Stadium hosted the Prep Bowl last weekend, marking the end of the 2015 high school football season in Minnesota. There were 14 teams playing for trophies over the course of two days. When it was all over, one team was celebrating and the other was devastated. Here are storylines from each match-up in the Prep Bowl.
Caledonia Breezes To 2A Title In 40-0 Win Over PipestoneGoing two straight years without a state title qualified as a drought for Caledonia, and last year's loss in the state semifinals stuck with the Warriors. Any disappointment ended Friday with a dominating effort in this year's Class 2A championship.
Prep Blog: Previewing Prep Bowl XXXIVThe 14 teams that are left among seven classes this week are gearing up for Prep Bowl XXXIV. Among the state title games, there are defending champions in three of them. That means we'll have at least four new state champions when the clock hits zero at games Friday and Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.
Prep Blog: State Quarterfinals, Previewing 'The Big 4'You know we're in the heart of the fall season when it's the end of October and we've already seen our first snow fall. It wasn't significant Wednesday, but at least a few flakes fell around most of the state. Between that and the state football tournament taking shape, it's a great time of the year to be a prep sports fan.
Former Gopher Isaac Fruechte Hoping To Make The Cut With VikingsThe Vikings are constantly looking for help -- especially in someone that can do something unique. Isaac Fruechte is just looking for an opportunity to play in the NFL.
Class 2A Championship: Melrose Area 63, Caledonia 51For 41 years, Melrose Area battled to get back to the state tournament. Once they did, they made the most of it. The Dutchmen earned their first state appearance since 1974, then capped off a whirlwind postseason with a 63-51 victory over Caledonia in the Class 2A boys basketball state championship game Saturday at Target Center.
Houston County In SE Minnesota Rejects Sand Mining BanAt a contentious meeting Tuesday, the Houston County Board voted 3-2 against adding a ban to the county's mining ordinance, and against an ordinance that would regulate the industry, which supplies sand that's used by oil and gas drillers for hydraulic fracturing.
High School Sports Rally: Jan. 2, 2014It's a new year, and the High School Sports Rally rolls on! David McCoy went to South St. Paul for the 20th annual Kaposia Classic girls' hockey tournament.
Prep Blog: Previewing The State Football QuarterfinalsEvery high school football player that steps on the field in August has the goal of playing football in November. That means you're in the state tournament, where anything is possible.
Woman Dies In Fire At SE Minn. Trailer Park Authorities in southeastern Minnesota say a fire broke out in a rural trailer park early Christmas morning, leaving one woman dead and two homes destroyed.
Mich. Men Killed In Minn. Plane Crash IdentifiedMinnesota authorities have identified the three Michigan men who died when their small aircraft crashed in a field near an airport in southeastern Minnesota.
3 Dead, 1 Injured In SE Minn. Plane Crash Authorities say three people are dead and a fourth critically injured after a small plane crashed in southeastern Minnesota. The Houston County sheriff's office says the crash happened two miles south of Caledonia at about 4:30 p.m. Friday.