Every Friday, Heather Brown tackles some of our viewers’ burning questions. This week, she’ll tell you how “prom” got its name, where birds go in rainstorms, and how police enforce the HOV lane on the highway.
Minnesota’s largest Memorial Day observance is at Fort Snelling on Monday. The national cemetery draws thousands for its yearly service, and a lot of work goes into getting Fort Snelling ready.
The cutting is about to begin to parts of the Southwest Light Rail project between downtown Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.
Sunday is the Helping Paws ‘Wag Walk & Run’ event at Eden Prairie’s Purgatory Creek Recreation Area! There will be a one-mile kids’ run starting at 8:40 a.m., and a 5K six-legged run starting at 9:30 a.m.
Among the rookies that the Minnesota Vikings could play right away is offensive lineman T.J. Clemmings. He was diagnosed with a foot injury he did not know he had prior to the NFL Draft. But as Mike Max reports, that’s part of the reason the Vikings think they got a steal.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday they’ve signed undrafted rookie free agent wide receiver Isaac Fruechte. Fruechte was with the University of Minnesota for the last three seasons after transferring from Rochester Community and Technical College.
There isn’t a high school wrestling coach in the country that can claim as many career wins as Eden Prairie coach Scot Davis. His 1,046 victories would make him the all-time national record-holder. But he’s not in the national high school record book.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday they’ve signed all 10 players that were selected in last weekend’s NFL Draft. The 2015 draft class is highlighted by three defensive players. They are cornerback Trae Waynes of Michigan State, linebacker Eric Kendricks of UCLA and defensive end Danielle Hunter out of LSU.
After a brief stint with some rough spring weather, the state’s high school spring sports have been back in action lately as we get ready to head to the postseason. The prep baseball, softball and golf seasons are all taking shape with a few weeks to go before we have playoff brackets and sectional play. Here’s a look at some of the big games Friday on the high school sports scene.
The Eden Prairie Police Department said a woman who had been missing since April 22 returned home on Wednesday. Police said Wendy Darlene Whitman, 46, returned home and appeared to be in good condition.
At least four people were hurt in a rollover crash last Friday involving six people in Pine County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The Eden Prairie School District confirmed Monday that the accident involved high school math teachers heading to a conference in Duluth on Friday.
The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with contracts with 10 undrafted rookies, including Virginia safety Anthony Harris. The Vikings announced the deals Tuesday.
The Minnesota Vikings have exercised the fifth-year options on the contracts for safety Harrison Smith and left tackle Matt Kalil. The Vikings announced the decisions Monday, ensuring that both first-round picks from the 2012 draft will remain under team control through 2016.
Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find a missing woman from Eden Prairie who hasn’t been seen since last Wednesday. Wendy Darlene Whitman, 46, was last seen by her family at about 10 a.m. on April 22, and her vehicle was known to be at the boat access to Little Long Lake in Minnetrista about 6:20 p.m. that day.
The fallout is continuing after the controversial finish to the high-kick portion of the State Dance competition earlier this year. Faribault won the Class AAA title, but after all the other competing teams were disqualified for not lining up properly for the awards ceremony.
Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman says he has “no interest” in trading star running back Adrian Peterson. Spielman spoke on Tuesday, two days before the NFL draft opens.
SuperValu Inc. (SVU) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $39 million. The Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based company said it had profit of 14 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 24 cents per share.
Eden Prairie Police officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop Friday morning that ended with firearms drawn. The incident began when police received a 911 call from a man who said a passenger in another vehicle had pointed a gun at him on the highway near Shakopee.
Wildfires normally aren’t good news, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service set fire to a Twin Cities wildlife refuge on purpose on Thursday. About 95 acres of prairie grass burned near Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie Thursday morning to make wildlife areas and forests better homes for animals and birds
The Minnesota Vikings released their 2015 regular season schedule Tuesday night. It includes at least two appearances on national television, including their season opener. Here are five games to watch as Minnesota gets ready for the 2015-16 season with the NFL Draft approaching and star running back Adrian Peterson’s status unknown.
The Minnesota Vikings will start the 2015 season on the road, for the sixth time in the last seven years, with a Monday night game at San Francisco. They’ll travel the final week, too, with a visit to Green Bay for the first January regular season game between the two rivals.
It’s a little early to predict who will be the best of the best in various high school sports around the Twin Cities, but it should be a competitive spring when you look at last year’s spring state champions and what they bring back this year.
The ongoing drama between star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and the NFL is over. League officials said Thursday that Peterson will be reinstated Friday and eligible to participate in all team activities.
The ongoing drama between star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and the NFL may come to an end Wednesday. That’s because April 15 is the first day Peterson becomes eligible for reinstatement.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday they signed center John Sullivan to a 1-year contract extension. Sullivan started all 16 games last year at center on the offensive line and had to help protect rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.