A frantic Friday includes a preview of the Grammy’s from Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier…Click the link above to listen.
If you’ve driven by the site of the new Vikings stadium lately, you’ve noticed that a lot of progress has been made. The stadium is now nearly 40 percent complete.
It still sounds the same at the Minnesota High School Prep Bowl, with bands belting out the tunes, fans cheering their lungs out. But cheering in comfort depends on your layers. Holdingford fan Angie Lichy and her boys brought a little extra to TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. “We have sleeping bags, lots of layers of clothes and … I made the boys wear their long underwear,” Lichy said.
It’s been more than three decades since the last time the Minnesota high school football championship was played outdoors. And like this year, weather played a key part. David McCoy shows why the 1981 was a game memorable for more than just its place in history.
The NCAA announced Friday that Minneapolis will host the 2019 NCAA Final Four tournament. Eight states were competing to host. The announcement was made at TCF Bank Stadium Friday night.
Cold weather isn’t stopping work on the new Vikings stadium. The project hasn’t missed a beat since cold weather invaded the area earlier than usual.
Though the label will only last for two years, the Minnesota Vikings are an outdoor team again. Their winter-weather mettle is about to be tested. The high on Sunday at Chicago has been predicted at 34 degrees, and then the Vikings have three straight games at their temporary home stadium on the University of Minnesota campus.
It’s state tournament time in Minnesota, and it will cost more for some schools to make the trip this year. The Minnesota State High School League has warned schools to expect smaller reimbursement checks at the end of the school year. Mayer Lutheran may only be home to 180 students, but on Friday nearly all of them made the 45-mile trip to St. Paul to see their team compete on the volleyball court.
Brandon from Plymouth, Minn. has been thinking about the old Metrodome sign on Interstate 394. He wants to know: when are the signs coming down? The short answer is those signs will come down when they have new ones to put up.
It’s the kind of scene that makes you stop in wonder Until now, only few have gotten such a front row view of the new Vikings Stadium. WCCO got to go inside the $800 million project Monday afternoon. The pillar, which is the spine of the entire building, will take a year to build.
The Metrodome may be gone, but a piece of its football history lives on in another stadium. For more than 30 years, the goal of every high school football team in Minnesota was to make it to the Prep Bowl at the Metrodome.
The Minnesota Twins and the city of Minneapolis found new locations for the two streets commemorating the Twins’ Hall of Famers, Kirby Puckett and Rod Carew. Kirby Puckett Place and Rod Carew Drive will be relocated next to Target Field.
The Home Run Derby is Monday night at Target Field, returning to the city where it was born. That was at Minnesota’s last All-Star Game, at the Metrodome in 1985.
The MLB All-Star Game is coming to Minneapolis this year with events starting as early as Friday. It prompted us to ponder some of the great All-Star moments in history for the Twins organization.
This weekend likely isn’t Derek Jeter’s last time playing in Minnesota — he’s nearly a lock to make his 14th All-Star team here in a little more than a week. But it will be his last time playing against the Twins, with the future Hall of Famer announcing that this will be his final season.
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The Metrodome is no more. Project leaders for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium says the demolition of the team’s old home was formally completed Thursday. The final remnants were being trucked away a month ahead of schedule.
The Minnesota Vikings won’t have to wait long to break in TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings open the preseason at home against Oakland this season. Of course, home now means the University of Minnesota’s outdoor stadium after the Metrodome was dismantled over the winter. The Vikings will play the next two seasons at TCF while they wait for their new stadium to be constructed.
WCCO Radio of Minneapolis, Minnesota Public Radio and WDIO-TV of Duluth are among top winners in the 2013 Minnesota Associated Press Broadcasters Awards Contest. WCCO won for coverage of the legalization of gay marriage in Minnesota, affordable health care and the search for a 2-year-old western Wisconsin boy found dead in a locked trunk. WCCO also was cited for memories of the Metrodome, sports play-by-play, best newscast and website.
If the Metrodome’s demolition was like a Vikings football game, we’d be in the final few minutes of the last quarter. Anyone who has driven by the facility over the past few weeks has likely noticed the demolition is almost complete. “All we have left is to clear the site of the rubble,” said Michele Kelm-Helgen, Chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority said Wednesday that more than 80 percent of the Metrodome will be recycled as part of the ongoing demolition, which will finish up next month and is currently on schedule.
A piece of St. Paul history came down Sunday morning in dramatic fashion. Demolition crews brought down a towering smokestack as part of the ongoing demolition of the Island Station Power plant. After standing over the Mississippi riverfront for more than 90 years, the 280-foot smokestack crumbled in a matter of seconds.
The Minnesota Vikings spent more than a decade campaigning for public funding for a new stadium, finally winning the long, arduous struggle for state approval last spring.
Construction crews took a big step Sunday towards demolishing the Metrodome. Anyone in the downtown area may have heard a loud blast as explosives were used to take down a concrete ring beam inside the Dome.
The last remaining concrete ring beam at the Metrodome is scheduled to be demolished Sunday.