Attention, 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.
A 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.
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.
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.
Thousands 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.
The 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.
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.
A handful of Minnesota Wild fans, tired of the NHL lockout, got their hockey fix at the Mariucci arena.
University 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.
There is another big basketball tournament this weekend, and the players are all robots.
The Gopher men’s hockey team suffered its first home WCHA loss of the season Friday night as Michigan Tech scored 33 seconds into overtime to beat the Gophers 3-2 at Mariucci Arena.
Thousands of incoming freshmen will gather at Mariucci Arena for the University of Minnesota’s 2011 convocation ceremony.
The Dalai Lama paid tribute to his mother on Mother’s Day as he spoke at the University of Minnesota.
The Gopher hockey team plays an exhibition game against an under-18 national team, one that has a heavy dose of Minnesota making up the roster.
Let’s face it — in Minnesota, half of us are practically born on the ice. Whether it’s learning how to skate by pushing a chair along a frozen lake or having a slippery end to a snowy tubing ride, the ice — and the skating opportunities — here are endless.