even 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.
It’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.
The 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.
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.
Minnesota’s top fire official is retiring. State Fire Marshal Jerry Rosendahl will retire in December after 40 years with the Minnesota fire service, including nearly 10 years as fire marshal.
We’re now two games in for every team, and for some teams it’s three games. By now, most teams have a sense of what they can do and what their identity is. Now it’s just a matter of implementing that every week against the opponent.
The president of a model antique car club is being remembered for her love of family and her passion for the Model T she toured the country in.
The victim of a crash involving at 1915 Model T outside Utah’s Zion National Park has been identified as the president of a Minnesota antique car club. Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Jalaine Hawkes says 51-year-old Karen Johnson of Owatonna, Minn., was killed in the wreck Friday that sent three other people to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Hawkes says the names of the injured aren’t being released but they’re also from the Owatonna area.
Authorities said a woman is dead after drowning in an Owatonna Lake Sunday night. The Steele County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a possible drowning at Lake Kohlmier Beach at about 4:54 p.m. Sunday. When authorities arrived, an unidentified Hispanic female was reported being face down in the water.
Schoolchildren in Minnesota and Wisconsin got a rare May snow day Thursday as a storm dropped up to 16 inches of sticky snow across a beleaguered region that was just starting to enjoy spring.
The calendar has flipped to May, but winter has made a return appearance to southeastern Minnesota where residents are digging out of an unseasonable dump of wet heavy snow.
A 41-year-old Owatonna man has been sentenced to 240 days in jail and 10 years’ probation for stealing liquor and selling it for cash while working for a liquor distributor, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.
With tax season here, police across the state say this is a busy time for thieves stealing from mailboxes. In Owatonna, 15 people have reported their mail stolen since late last year.
Fans of the outdoors who live in the east metro won’t have to travel too far to get to a Cabela’s come fall 2014.
The Minnesota Twins are getting fans excited about baseball again with their annual winter caravan starting this week.