Friday night, Eden Prairie will try to win its fourth-straight state title in football. There are a lot of reasons why the Eagles have had so much success. One of them is a man you’ve likely never heard of — but his impact can be seen in every game. You probably know Coach Mike Grant, son of Vikings legend Bud Grant. He’s the winner of the last three state titles.
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.
A shimmering ice castle creation is returning to Minnesota this winter. Crews have spent the past few weeks preparing the site of the acre-sized icy palace in Eden Prairie’s Miller Park. On Monday they expect to turn on the water, and the ice will start going up.
The semifinals of the Minnesota State High School League’s State Football Tournament were played in the cold Friday evening, and WCCO was on hand to capture the action.
It’s a huge week for the four teams that are left in each class. You’re playing for something that might have only seemed like a dream in August: A chance to play for a state championship. The teams that advance this week head to TCF Bank Stadium to play in the Prep Bowl, while the others wonder what might have been after getting so close.
Hennepin County authorities have charged a man who they say shot a truck driver in the head. Kelly Anderson of Albertville was charged Wednesday with attempted first-degree murder and ordered held on $1 million bond.
A man was shot in the head during a shooting Saturday in Eden Prairie.
The bye week is over and the Minnesota Vikings are back at work, but they are still without star running back Adrian Peterson. The NFL has yet to take Peterson off the exempt list, which he was put on after facing charges of child abuse in Texas after he admitted to striking his 4-year-old son with a switch.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that former defensive player Orlando Thomas has lost his battle with ALS. Thomas died Sunday at age 42. Thomas spent seven seasons with the Vikings and led the NFL in interceptions in his rookie season. He was diagnosed with ALS in 2007.
A man was shot in the head in an overnight shooting in Eden Prairie, police said. According to police, officers received a call around 5:09 a.m. Saturday about an individual in the parking lot of Jerry’s Foods in the 9600 block of Anderson Lakes Parkway.
Authorities said there were no injuries but an Eden Prairie home suffered significant damage in a fire late Thursday night. Fire crews were called just before midnight to a home on the 9400 block of Olympia Drive after a homeowner called reporting the garage on fire.
Every 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.
The Minnesota Vikings needed another productive pass rusher, and there were plenty of top-tier options available as free agency approached. They decided to stay with the guy they had already developed, and the gamble of handing over a market-setting contract to Everson Griffen looks like a smart move right now. He is third in the NFL in sacks, with eight in eight games. He also is third in the league with 13 1/2 quarterback knockdowns, according to STATS.
Emerson Process Management has opened its new $70 million headquarters in Shakopee. The company makes wireless monitoring systems for oil refineries and other industrial uses. Its business has received a boost from increased oil production.
The Section Playoffs and the march to the Prep Bowl begin Tuesday night. Plenty of games Tuesdsay and several on Friday and Saturday as well. Here is the Radio Rally rundown!