You don’t have to go very far to find entertaining, competitive and intense match-ups on the high school sports scene. The spring prep sports landscape will take shape over the next few weeks as we’ll have playoffs underway, if not decided, in lacrosse, softball, baseball and tennis.
After a brief stint with some rough spring weather, the state’s high school spring sports have been back in action lately as we get ready to head to the postseason. The prep baseball, softball and golf seasons are all taking shape with a few weeks to go before we have playoff brackets and sectional play. Here’s a look at some of the big games Friday on the high school sports scene.
The walleye opener is just 11 days away, and anglers could be dealing with some shallow lakes. The majority of the state, about 92 percent, is experiencing moderate drought conditions. Less than 20 percent of the state was that dry last year at this time.
Five Minnesota gift stores that can make finding a gift for Mom a delightful and energizing experience.
A Twin Cities man was seriously injured in a rollover crash in Maple Grove Sunday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded at about 4:15 p.m. Sunday to the area of eastbound Interstate 694 on the ramp to southbound Highway 169 on a report of a rollover crash.
Next Saturday is the “Get Your Wag On” Walk for Animals for the Animal Humane Society. One little girl chose a unique way to raise money for it Sunday.
For this week’s Excellent Educator award, a whole group of teachers were nominated at the Karing Kingdom Preschool in Lord of Life Church in Maple Grove. They say it takes a village, and at Karing Kingdom, a team of four work together all on the same mission.
A firefighter suffered a minor injury and a family is without a home after a fire in Maple Grove early Sunday morning. Crews were called to Willowby Crossing around 6 a.m. after a neighbor initially reported an explosion.
Easter Sunday is just a few days away, and many families will celebrate with a classic Easter brunch. It’s a holiday tradition for Minnesotans, and WCCO wanted to know who is serving up the best. Your votes sent us to Jax Cafe, a northeast Minneapolis mainstay that’s spanned more than 80 years and three generations of the Kozlak family.
We are one day closer to Friday and that means we are one day closer to the weekend. It’s Easter weekend so a lot of you will be spending time with family and we found some fun, free activities for the whole family!
With the warmer weather comes construction season in Minnesota. On Monday, The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that construction has begun on an expansion of Highway 610 between Elm Creek Boulevard and Interstate 94 in Maple Grove.
Almost 4,000 people in the Twin Cities are without power Wednesday morning. According to Xcel Energy center roughly 1,924 people in the Rogers area are without power and another 1,948 people are without power near Woodbury.
A nurse from a Maple Grove home care facility is being investigated after allegedly touching a patient inappropriately last June. According to the complaint, during a visit on June 9, 2014 the nurse was helping the patient get ready for bed when the nurse offered to give the patient a back rub that led to alleged inappropriate touching.
Authorities have identified the 44-year-old driver who died in a multivehicle crash caused by icy road conditions on Interstate 94 in central Minnesota. The Minnesota State Patrol says Holly Hoglund Klein of Maple Grove was killed after a semitrailer struck several vehicles, which then struck other cars.
It’s called Caroline’s Cart, and it allows parents and caregivers to maneuver one device, rather than a cart and a wheelchair.
It’s been a tough year for dog mushers. Typically the dogs need a decent amount of snow to pull a sled. But one musher in Monticello is packing his weekends by finding a way to give families and kids a ride anyway.
Nearly 1,000 Minnesota residents told the state they’ll likely register for the state’s new medical marijuana program, according to survey results released Monday.
A 60-day jail sentence for a Maple Grove city councilwoman who pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from her dying father has been judged too lenient by the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
Maple Grove police are urging residents who live near Eagle Lake to keep an eye out after three burglaries were reported in the past month. The first burglary happened on Jan. 16 at a home on the 11800 block of 65th Avenue, the second on Feb. 6 on the 11200 block of Red Fox Drive and the third on the 9600 block of 64th Avenue.
Basketball and hockey conference titles are being decided this week.
A group of thieves are targeting purses across the metro. They find victims in crowded restaurants and grocery stores looking for credit cards. The pickpockets have hit Minneapolis, Roseville, St. Louis Park, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove.
We are getting into the stretch drive for high school winter sports, which means Friday night’s games were extra crucial.
Maple Grove High School has two good basketball teams, and both are state tournament contenders. But last Saturday, their schedule changed because they don’t have a home court. Their gymnasium was flooded due to a pipe burst, leaving it unplayable.
This weekend, there are plenty of great match-ups in hockey and basketball. One of the top events of the weekend is the Timberwolves Shootout, an all-day event at Target Center where some of Minnesota’s top teams face talented squads from across the country.