We’re approaching the middle of February, and that means things are heating up all over the high school sports map. It’s playoff time in girls hockey, which means you survive and advance or lose and your season is over. The top girls teams in the state are fighting for the right to play in the state tournament at Xcel Energy Center and Ridder Arena.
A Maple Grove city councilwoman has pleaded guilty to a charge accusing her of stealing thousands of dollars from her dying father.
A Champlin man is being treated for burns after his car ran off the road and then burst into flames Thursday morning. The accident happened in Maple Grove on Highway 169 just north of 494 shortly after 5 a.m. Officers had minutes to get 58-year-old Douglas Aure out of his car before it was fully engulfed in flames.
Authorities say a Maple Grove man has died in a snowmobile crash near Burtrum in Todd County of central Minnesota.
Santa dropped off a lot of new sleds, skates and skis in Minnesota this week, and the day after Christmas was just about perfect to use them. Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove was crowded with people hitting the slopes on Thursday. “Man, this is the best way to burn energy,” said Manie Vaidyanathan of Maple Grove. It was the kind of winter day that Minnesotans live for: mild temperatures and snow that’s nice and thick.
The three-judge panel decided on Friday to hold a special hearing in February to determine whether 58-year-old convicted rapist Thomas Duvall should be released from sex offender treatment.
Before football teams hit the field Friday night, there are 16 squads left in seven classes across the state who all have a shot at the state tournament. By the end of the night, that number will get cut in half. This is the week that pretty much every kid who grows up playing football dreams about.
The regular season in high school football is over, which means there are no more guarantees for anything anymore. We’re in the playoffs, where the ultimate goal is to survive, advance and hopefully win a championship.
Authorities say a tip from an ex-wife pointed them to a Sartell man suspected in a string of armed robberies along Interstate 94 from the St. Cloud area to the Minneapolis suburbs. Police released a security video after a masked man robbed a Burger King in Maple Grove Wednesday. The ex-wife of 34-year-old Douglas Wayne Gravelle saw the video on the news and told police he wore the same clothes at a child support hearing. She said he’s addicted to prescription drugs and unemployed.
Hennepin County Service Centers will discontinue passport application processing at all locations beginning Nov. 1. Officials say new federal regulations, aiming to curb passport fraud, require separation between passport offices and offices which handle driver’s licenses and birth records. Passport application processing will continue at the Brookdale, Maple Grove, Ridgedale and Southdale centers through the end of the month.
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 no better time for a high school football fan than between late September and early October. It’s when the conference favorites emerge and when all the hard work in offseason starts to show.
If you weren’t able to attend some of the last high school football games of summer, we’ve got you covered. Below you will find our featured game as well as highlights from many others.
A 45-year-old Maple Grove man has been charged with vandalizing a Maple Grove church, writing anti-gay marriage slogans and bible verses on the building. Lonny Lloyd Roseland, who’s wheelchair-bound, was charged with third-degree damage to property and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanor offenses.
A man is dead and a woman is in the hospital after a motorcycle accident early Tuesday morning in Maple Grove, according to police. Authorities were called to the 9100 block of Upland Lane North at about 3 a.m. Tuesday on a report of a motorcycle accident.
From the people who brought you Batman, Avatar, and the Lord of the Rings comes the performance golf lab at Rush Creek in Maple Grove, one of only a handful across the country – and the first in Minnesota. It’s the exact same technology used to make heroes come to life on the big screen.
Maple Grove Police need your help to find the person responsible for vandalizing a metro church. Sunday morning, surveillance cameras caught the man in action at Pilgrims United Church of Christ.
Authorities say a 2-year-old boy is dead after being hit by a car Thursday evening in Corcoran.
When it comes to boats and danger, you may think of drowning or crashing. But there’s another danger, a silent one.
Last week, we started a slew of conference previews with the South Suburban Conference where it was predicted last year’s state runner-up to be the favorite. This week, we head just a little north and west of the Twin Cities metro to take a look at the Northwest Suburban Conference.
It’s been more than two weeks since a storm rocked the Twin Cities. Thousands of trees fell, some of which are still lying down around the area. But there may be some trees that are still standing tall that could be dangerous. Keith Yetzer with Yetzer Tree Service in Maple Grove says even though his team’s helped clear dozens of trees in the past few weeks, he says there are still some dangerous ones out there.
A Brooklyn Park man is charged with one count of prostitution involving a 16-year-old who was pulled in to prostitution by a fellow Hopkins High School cheerleader. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, 27-year-old Oladipupo Ademola Legunsen is accused of soliciting sex from a high school sophomore on March 6, which he saw posted in an ad on Backpages.com. The victim was allegedly solicited by 18-year-old Montia Marie Parker of Maple Grove, who knew the victim from the cheerleading team at Hopkins High, where she was a senior.
Authorities said a Maple Grove church was vandalized for the second time in recent months, and police need the public’s help to find out who is responsible. Pilgrims United Church of Christ was the apparent victim of vandalism for the second time since early June, and it’s believed the motive is that the church is supportive of same-sex marriage.
Authorities said at least two people were seriously hurt in a crash that closed westbound Interstate 94 closed near Rogers for more than three hours Thursday morning. Authorities responded to the crash at about 10:09 a.m. Thursday on westbound I-94 near Brockton Lane, which is just east of Highway 101.
Month after month, a Twin Cities church has been billed for stuff workers say they never ordered. St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Maple Grove has paid thousands of dollars to an office supply company.