Poultry producers in the nation’s top turkey state are taking extra steps to protect their flocks after a devastating strain of bird flu was confirmed at two Minnesota farms in as many days last week, a disease that had already slammed the doors shut on some key export markets.
A monthly survey of bankers suggests a weakening economy lies ahead for rural parts of 10 Midwestern and Western states.
These are the four stories you need to be aware of for Thursday, March 12.
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The preparations started last week as the Gopher football team departed for a date in Orlando, and a bit of a mission.
At Minnesota, fourth-year coach Jerry Kill and the Golden Gophers (8-4) are celebrating a return to a New Year’s Day bowl for the first time since 1962.
Twin Cities restaurants are gearing up for the Citrus Bowl. Even though the game is in Orlando, Fla., Buffalo Wild Wings regional manager Sue Benson said the Gopher team excitement should help restaurants gain many customers on New Year’s Day.
Minnesota wide receiver Donovahn Jones has been dismissed from the program for what the school says is an unspecified violation of team policy.
It’s down to business for the Gophers football squad. The University of Minnesota team is on the ground in Orlando, Florida ahead of its Jan. 1 Citrus Bowl matchup with Missouri. The Gophers were headed to a high school field Friday for a 75-minute practice.
The countdown to touchdown is officially underway as the Minnesota Gophers take off for Florida Thursday to play in the Citrus Bowl. They face number 16-ranked Missouri. The two teams square off on New Year’s Day at noon on national television. The coaches and players arrived on campus around 8:30 a.m. with their luggage in tow.
More than 2,500 people are expected to protest inside the Mall of America’s main rotunda Saturday afternoon. However, mall officials and the city of Bloomington are asking them not to–for safety reasons–and because it’s considered trespassing.
No. 16 Missouri and Minnesota will meet in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 in a matchup of Southeastern Conference and Big Ten foes. The game will be played for the first time since the renovation of the Orlando Citrus Bowl. It is sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings. It was previously called the Capital One Bowl.
The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.
For three months, you’ve seen the pictures and the crowds through many a lens. But University of Minnesota sophomore Eric Bauer saw it with his own eyes. “It tugged on my emotions in ways that I didn’t expect at all,” Bauer said. Along with about a dozen others, he made the trek south to Ferguson, Missouri, to stand for Michael Brown, a teenager he never knew.
Two Minneapolis rallies to demonstrate against the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson, Missouri, drew several hundred people on Tuesday, with a scary moment when a car struck one protester and then burst through a pack of other protesters when they quickly surrounded it. Police said a woman suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital by ambulance.
A rally at the University of Minnesota over events in Ferguson, Missouri, is unfolding peacefully. Several hundred people have gathered on the steps of Coffman Union to show solidarity with Michael Brown, the young man black man shot and killed by white police officer Darren Wilson in August. Violence erupted Monday night in Ferguson after a grand jury declined to indict Wilson.
At least four rallies are planned in Minnesota in the wake of the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson, Missouri, not to indict officer Darren Wilson and hundreds of students in Minneapolis staged a sit-in to voice their discontent.
After a crazy week 6 in college football in which we saw 11 of the Top 25 ranked teams lose, week 7 is also poised to burst a lot of playoff hopes for many teams.
Nine days after their son was killed by a Ferguson police officer, Michael Brown’s family now says they are convinced the officer who shot him should be punished.
“God has to be busy with everyone else” — Those are the heartbreaking words said by one of the three boys whose lives filmmakers Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo follow in Rich Hill, a sobering yet vividly human documentary about poverty in small-town, Middle America. From the get-go, it’s apparent that at least one of these boys has been called “white trash,” but the film never treats them with scorn. Instead, cinematographer Droz Palermo captures their lives with incredible grace, so much so that it brings to mind the effervescent films of Terrence Malick. But as impressive as the camera work can be, the details in Rich Hill sting.
A Missouri man has died from his injuries after a fight outside of a Perkins Restaurant in Hastings last week. According to Hastings Police, 32-year-old Bradley Sanders passed away this week at United Hospital in St. Paul.
A report by the National Climate Assessment says a warming planet will worsen a series of weather trends already showing up across the Midwest. Look for more extremes: searing heat, late-spring freezes, floods and droughts across a region that includes Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri.
A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states hit a three-year high in April, suggesting more economic growth over the next three to six months, according to a report issued Thursday.
A suburban St. Louis man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for transporting five female victims for prostitution purposes between Missouri and five other states. Federal prosecutors say 45-year-old Barry Wimberly of Hazelwood, Mo., pleaded guilty in December to one felony count of transportation for purposes of prostitution.
A native of the tiny town of Kennett, Missouri, Nail’s well-documented love of sports is a very close second to music in his heart, always rooting for teams that hail from his home state.