Minnesota is not in this year’s NCAA Tournament, but there are plenty of Minnesota connections in March Madness. Here are 11 local connections to the tournament.
A former daycare operator is in jail while police search for her husband as part of a multimillion-dollar fraud investigation. Yasmin Ali of Fridley and her husband, Ahmed Mohammed, are charged with felonies along with two other men — Joshua Miller of St. Paul and Jordan Smith of Cottage Grove.
Brady Wohler scored 23 points and Jordan Smith added 21 points to help the Orono Spartans outlast the Columbia Heights Hylanders 85-76 on Saturday night in the Class 3A state championship game.
A whole lot of basketball, high school, college and might the Timberwolves look towards a seasoned veteran to lead? That’s what makes up this week’s news and notes.