The Twin Cities may be an urban environment, but wildlife still surrounds the area. Living in close quarters can sometimes cause injuries to animals, and that’s where the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center steps in – a non-profit that’s having one of its busiest years ever. For more than 30 years, it’s been the healing sanctuary for sick and injured animals from all over Minnesota. Veterinarian Renee Schott says the center takes in a variety of animals.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been listed as probable for Monday’s night game against the New York Giants after missing some practice time this week because of tightness in his hamstring.
The Minnesota Vikings have ruled starting safety Harrison Smith out for the game against the New York Giants on Monday night because of turf toe on his left foot. Smith was injured Sunday against Carolina, and the Vikings fear the injury could require surgery.
A 33-year-old man is in the hospital and two people have been arrested after a shooting in St. Augusta, Minn. late Wednesday morning, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger will be out indefinitely to have surgery on his injured left knee. The Timberwolves announced the news Friday, three days before the team is set to open training camp.
Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings in place of injured Christian Ponder against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. The Vikings said Friday that Cassel will replace Ponder, who sustained a fractured rib in last weekend’s 31-27 loss to the Cleveland Browns.
Running is something most do for different reasons. Whether you want to lose a couple of pounds or test yourself somewhere like the Twin Cities Marathon, you want to hit your stride the right way.
Five years ago, the word CrossFit probably wouldn’t mean a thing to any of us. Now, things have changed and Crossfit is all the rage. However, not everyone is convinced that CrossFit is a good thing.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder’s playing status for Sunday’s NFL game in London against the Pittsburgh Steelers is in doubt because of a rib injury. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said that practice on Wednesday will “be a big signal in what direction we’ll have to go,” with a decision expected by Friday.
Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer has not considered sitting out the rest of the season to let his concussion heal. Mauer said he’s feeling better, 10 days after he got hit in the facemask with a foul tip behind the plate.
Authorities are investigating what caused a fire at a Burnsville townhome that left a few residents with minor injuries.
A toddler, a teenage boy and a young woman are all recovering after being shot last night in north Minneapolis. As police search for the gunman, the community held a prayer vigil early Wednesday afternoon at the scene of the shooting, located 2900 block of Lyndale Avenue North.
After nearly 11 hours in the air, the passengers and crew aboard a jumbo jetliner traveling from Seoul to San Francisco were looking forward to a quick and uneventful landing as Asiana Airlines Flight 214 approached the airport from over San Francisco Bay. What they got instead, without a word of warning, was terror, panic and confusion. The Boeing 777 slammed into the runway on Saturday morning, breaking off its tail and catching fire before slumping to a stop that allowed the lucky ones to flee down emergency slides into thick smoke and a trail of debris. Firefighters doused the flames that burned through the fuselage with foam and water, and police officers on the ground threw utility knives up to crew members so they could cut the seat belts of those who remained trapped as rescue crews removed the injured.
A number of children and one adult were injured after being involved in a pile-up on a Wells Fargo escalator Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened at about 1 p.m. at the location along Superior Street.
Authorities say that an Apple Valley Police officer was involved in a three-car collision that resulted in injuries. According to the city, the crash happened just after noon at 140th Street and Galaxie Avenue.
Clete Thomas was the Twins’ hero on Wednesday night. He made his big league debut in 2008 and was then out of the majors for a few years. He had been 1-for-13 in his first five games with the Twins this season.
The Minnesota Twins have placed outfielder Aaron Hicks on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.
Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom has undergone sports hernia surgery. The team announced that Backstrom’s operation went as planned on Thursday morning in Philadelphia. The procedure was done by Dr. William Meyers.
Talk about a failed experiment. The Timberwolves said they have waived guard Brandon Roy, after taking a chance on the veteran guard and his wobbly knees back on July 31, 2013.
Less than 24 hours after the body of a missing St. Paul woman was pulled out of the Mississippi River, court documents revealed chilling details in the death of Kira Trevino. Her body was discovered Wednesday along the Mississippi River in St. Paul by a worker near Shepard Road and Roberts Street.
Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom and defenseman Clayton Stoner did not practice on Thursday, increasing the possibility they will be unavailable for Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks.
A car rollover in Fridley has injured seven passengers, including a 4-year-old boy, early Saturday evening.
Authorities in northwestern Minnesota say two employees at a sugar plant have suffered serious burns after they fell into scalding hot water.
At least two people are recovering Sunday morning after a wrong-way crash on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis.
Two men have been taken to the hospital after their snowmobiles crashed in an open field near the Brainerd Airport, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office.