Friday and Saturday marks the semifinal round for sections in all seven classes around Minnesota. It means teams are one win away from playing for a trip to the state playoffs. It’s what every player who puts on pads in August dreams about.
A night before heavy rains were to descend on Minnesota, it was time to start thinking of high school football playoffs and conference champions. As usual, we had cameras at Friday night’s biggest games. And for our featured game, we sent David McCoy to watch Eden Prairie taken on Minnetonka.
There is yet another huge Friday night on our hands in high school football across Minnesota as we’re turning the corner on the regular season. It’s hard to believe that just three weeks remain for teams to get big victories and to position themselves for the playoffs.
With Minnesota’s first We Day less than a week away, students all over the state are getting ready for the star-studded event. About 18,000 students will pack the Xcel Center on Oct.8, and they’ve all earned their ticket by being of service to others.
As hard as it is to believe, we are now at the midway point of the season. It’s that time of the year where a team’s identity is established, it’s a matter of executing the game plan and knowing what the team across from you will do.
Two 54-year-old men were involved in two separate farming accidents on two separate farms in Stockholm Township, with one reported dead from his injuries. According to the Wright County Sheriff’s office, the first accident happened on Friday evening when a 54-year-old man from Hutchinson was trying to remove corn stalks that were jamming a corn chopper on a farm on Quimby Avenue Southwest, near Cokato. His jacket got caught, and the man was pulled in to the machine. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
If you weren’t able to spectate any of the great high school football games across the metro, we’ve got you covered.
We’re now two games in for every team, and for some teams it’s three games. By now, most teams have a sense of what they can do and what their identity is. Now it’s just a matter of implementing that every week against the opponent.
The Minnesota Lynx are making sure point guard Lindsay Whalen stays home for a while. The Lynx signed Whalen to a multi-year contract extension on Friday. The 10-year veteran is having one of her finest seasons. She is averaging a career-high 14.7 points and 6.0 assists to help the Lynx to the best record in the WNBA (23-7).
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.
A 41-year-old Darwin man who was caught driving more than 145 mph in his Ford Mustang GT said he was “airing it out,” according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities said Richard Bernhagen was clocked at 148 mph on July 17 on Tagus Avenue, a county road just outside of Hutchinson, Minn.
A 69-year-old Fairmont man appears to have died Wednesday while trying to swim across a lake in McLeod County.
Authorities said a swimmer has been reported missing after an adult male tried to get across Hook Lake Wednesday morning. The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office was called to the lake, which is about three miles north of Hutchinson, at about 11:33 a.m.
A June storm has brought heavy rain and hail to parts of southern Minnesota. The storm rolled across the south-central part of the state and the Twin Cities Wednesday morning.
A Morrison County jury found a 32-year-old Hutchinson man guilty of killing Dustin Brown in his Little Falls, Minn., trailer in October 2011.