Defensive tackle Kevin Williams has returned to practice for the Minnesota Vikings after missing the season opener with an injured right knee.
It’s another big week in high school football across the Twin Cities as now every team has a game under their belt and tangible film to look at. Now we’re in Week 2. Some teams are looking to build on a successful opening win, while others are hoping to celebrate their first win of the fall.
Photos of the tree that killed an Eden Prairie woman earlier this summer were released on Wednesday. From the outside of the tree, there were no signs of disease. But the Eden Prairie police photos show the wood inside of the 90-year-old Basswood was decaying.
Cut day can be nerve-wracking, but Joe Webb had a plan. After spending most of his career with the Vikings has a quarterback, he switched to wide receiver when Minnesota signed Matt Cassel in the offseason. It meant his spot on the roster was no longer a guarantee and that he had to sweat out cut day like many other players around the NFL.
Marcus Sherels has been on the Minnesota Vikings’ roster bubble ever since he first set foot on the field in 2010. And every year, the little cornerback that could finds a way to stick around. Sherels is back for a fourth season in purple after perhaps his most difficult preseason yet.
Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says he would welcome the chance to work with cornerback Antoine Winfield again. Winfield retired last weekend after he was cut by the Seattle Seahawks. Winfield spent nine seasons in Minneosta before he was abruptly cut this offseason in a cost-saving move.
The family of a missing Eden Prairie woman is holding out hope that she’ll return alive. Mandy Matula was last seen four months ago Saturday. After dozens of searches, there’s still no sign of the woman. Her boyfriend committed suicide on his way in to be questioned by police.
Through their first two preseason games, the best performance from Minnesota’s first-team offense has been by rookie punter Jeff Locke.
The Vikings haven’t done much well in these exhibition games yet. Each incompletion by Christian Ponder or three-and-out series by the unit has only heightened concerns whether this team can be balanced enough to build off last year’s playoff appearance.
The hot weather forecasted for Tuesday will have lots of people looking for some relief. It should be a popular day for lakes, pools and water parks around the Twin Cities. Lake Josephine in Roseville is likely to be a popular spot in Roseville Tuesday as much of the Twin Cities is under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
A Twin Cities dog is recovering Thursday after having emergency surgery on Wednesday to remove nearly two pounds worth of rocks that the dog had eaten, officials said. Gordon, a 7-year-old Golden Retriever, had to be hospitalized at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Eden Prairie after ingesting 1.79 pounds of rocks.
An experimental aircraft went off the north runway Tuesday night at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, according to an official. Melissa Scovronski Public Affairs Coordinator for the Metropolitan Airport Commission said she doesn’t know if the aircraft was arriving or departing.
A Twin Cities suburb has bragging rights Monday after being named one of the top cities to live in America. Chanhassen was ranked 4th by Money Magazine for cities with a population under 50,000. The city has been in the top 10 before, and ranked as high as number two a few years ago.
Football is the most popular American sport, but it’s the other football – soccer — that holds sway as the most popular sport just about everywhere else, with three billion fans worldwide.
Storms that swept across Minnesota Tuesday brought golf-ball-sized hail that broke through at least one windshield in the southern metro.
A corporate jet has overshot the runway at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, Minn., according to officials at the Metropolitan Airports Commission.