Local Bars, Restaurants Offer Alternatives To Frigid Vikings GameMinnesota Vikings fans are on the edge of their seats as they wait for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. "I try to stay calm game by game," fan Megan Pelowski said. "I feel really good about it. We'll see how far we can go."
Minnesota State Patrol Graduates 50 New TroopersIn Mariucci Arena, garnished with maroon and gold, marched the 50 newest members of the Minnesota State Patrol. The 56th training academy class had completed an arduous 16 weeks of law enforcement training and was sharply dressed in their new maroon uniforms.
Gophers' Beat Wisconsin 5-2 On Hockey Day MinnesotaAfter settling for a tie with Wisconsin Friday night, the University of Minnesota men's hockey team dominated Saturday in a 5-2 win over the Badgers at Mariucci Arena.
'American Idol' Opens Auditions In MinneapolisAttention, would-be music stars. "American Idol" is opening auditions for its new season in Minneapolis. The FOX singing contest show is holding nationwide auditions for its 14th season. Auditions will be held Wednesday at Mariucci Arena at the University of Minnesota. Host Ryan Seacrest is schedule to attend.
Man Pleads Guilty To Filming Boys Changing At Local YMCAsA Coon Rapids, Minn. man pleaded guilty this week to stalking a minor with sexual or aggressive intent after he allegedly filmed boys changing clothes at the Andover YMCA, according to the Anoka County Attorney's office. Robert Dennis Minor, 54, was also charged in March 2013 with four counts of possession of pornographic work involving minors and two counts of use of minors in a sexual performance.
Minn. Hockey To Honor Mayasich During Friday Game The University of Minnesota will honor U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer John Mayasich during Friday's Big Ten game against Michigan at Mariucci Arena.
Hockey Day Celebrated Across Minnesota The all-day celebration of Minnesota's official sport is underway across the State of Hockey on Saturday. Outdoor hockey is at its finest at picturesque Handke Pit in Elk River. Mayor John Dietz says it's a special venue with a lot of history. "You know, it's kind of a rebirth of how the sport was born. It's just a unique type of thing," Dietz said.
U Of Minn. Sports Arenas To Host Robot CompetitionThousands of high school students are expected to pack the university's Williams and Mariucci arenas for the Minnesota Regional FIRST Robotics Competitions Friday and Saturday.
Man Accused Of Videotaping Boys Arrested Yet AgainThe Coon Rapids man accused of videotaping young boys while changing clothes at Twin Cities YMCAs was arrested by University of Minnesota police on Thursday for allegedly videotaping boys urinating at Mariucci Arena, too, authorities say.
Bill Would Let Minn. Hockey, Hoops Fans Buy Beer After a season of liquor sales at TCF Bank Stadium, a state lawmaker wants to allow hockey and basketball fans at the University of Minnesota to buy beer and wine.
Gopher Hockey Fans Welcome Minnesota Wild Fans A handful of Minnesota Wild fans, tired of the NHL lockout, got their hockey fix at the Mariucci arena.
New Scoreboards Coming To Williams, Mariucci ArenasUniversity of Minnesota officials announced Thursday plans to make improvements at both Williams Arena and Mariucci Arena before the start of the 2012-13 seasons there.