New London Student Offered Ride By StrangerThe Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office is concerned after a middle school student walking back from school in New London, Minnesota, was offered a ride by a stranger.
Rochester Lourdes Wins Class 3A ChampionshipZach Hillman ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns and the Eagles completed an undefeated season by beating New London-Spicer 35-14 Saturday in the Class 3A championship game.
Prep Blog: Previewing The Prep Bowl At TCF Bank StadiumIt's state championship week in high school football, what every kid who ever puts on pads and a helmet dreams about. It's also a bittersweet time for coaches and players because now there's a certainty: This is the last football game of the year.
Prep Blog: Looking Back At The Prep Bowleven state champions were crowned last weekend as the Minnesota State High School League hosted its final Prep Bowl at the Metrodome. For seven teams, getting to hoist a championship trophy last weekend made the extra weightlifting and work over the summer worth it. Over the course of 13 or 14 weeks, teammates became best friends as they all drove toward a common goal: Getting to the Metrodome for the Prep Bowl and winning it.
St. Croix Lutheran Wins Class 3A TitleJoe Werz ran for a 69-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter and St. Croix Lutheran hung on to beat New London-Spicer 48-44 in the Class 3A title game. Hans Klingenschmitt had 177 yards rushing Saturday at the Prep Bowl and Trever Koester 139 for St. Croix Lutheran (11-2), which won its second title in three years. Adam Essler had 194 yards rushing for New London-Spicer (10-3). Leading by 6, Werz went straight up the middle and sprinted to the end zone and a 42-28 St. Croix Lutheran lead.
Prep Blog: Previewing The Final Prep Bowl At The MetrodomeIt’s what every kid who has ever put on a football uniform dreams of: Playing at the Metrodome the weekend after Thanksgiving for a state championship. Between Friday and Saturday, 14 teams will play for titles and seven will finish their seasons as state champions.
Prep Blog: Prep Bowl Set After Semifinal WeekendThe match-ups are set for the Prep Bowl, where high school football teams leave the Metrodome as state champions or get so close and have it go wrong in one game. Now all high school football fans can do is wait a week as state championship games in all seven classes will be played the Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Prep Blog: State Semifinals, Previewing ‘The Big 4’There are 28 teams left in the state that still have a chance to be hoisting a state championship trophy the weekend after Thanksgiving. But half of those teams will leave the Metrodome heartbroken by the time the weekend is over.
Viewers' Choice For MN's Best HS Football Field: New London-SpicerHigh school football's regular season wrapped up on Wednesday night on fields across Minnesota. But where did WCCO viewers select as the best place for Friday Night Lights?
Beyond Bounds: UST's Glue Guy Erik Tengwall's Quite Crafty
Good Question: How Do Schools Decide To Delay Or Close?We are in the age of the two-hour snow delay. Almost every time it snows, there's a long list of school with a late start time. Rarely do we see districts canceling classes.
Expert: Suicide Can Be Contagious Among TeensThe suicides of two 14-year-old girls in Marshall over the weekend have become the second incident of teen suicide in Minnesota in recent weeks.