Prep Blog: Week 6, Previewing 'The Big 4'It's another huge week in high school football as after Friday night's action, there are just two weeks left in the regular season. That means the focus for many teams has shifted to the playoffs. The primary focus is still the Friday night opponent every week, but teams are now looking at where they might be headed for the postseason.
Brooklyn Park Officer Recovering After Falling Through Ceiling A Brooklyn Park Police officer is in the hospital with very serious head injuries after falling through an attic floor Tuesday night.
Prep Blog: Week 3, Previewing 'The Big 4'There are several big games on the schedule this week, many that have undefeated teams meeting each other. There are even a few rivalry games, which tend to mean just a little bit more than others in the course of a season. Every game is big, but it's that much more important to beat a familiar team that's always a good test, that always gives you trouble.
Special Needs Teacher Charged With Sex Assault Of 16-Year-Old GirlA 47-year-old Rogers man who is a special education teacher in New Hope is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old female student, according to charges filed Tuesday by the Hennepin County attorney.
Strong Law Enforcement Presence Expected At Officer Besser's FuneralMinnesota's Law Enforcement Memorial Association will have a major presence at Sunday's funeral for Officer Todd Besser. Besser was a long-time member of the Elk River Police Department, and was off-duty when he and his son, Blake, were slain a week ago.
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsAfter a brief stint with some rough spring weather, the state's high school spring sports have been back in action lately as we get ready to head to the postseason. The prep baseball, softball and golf seasons are all taking shape with a few weeks to go before we have playoff brackets and sectional play. Here's a look at some of the big games Friday on the high school sports scene.
Roughly 4,000 Without Power In Twin CitiesAlmost 4,000 people in the Twin Cities are without power Wednesday morning. According to Xcel Energy center roughly 1,924 people in the Rogers area are without power and another 1,948 people are without power near Woodbury.
Fire Destroys Home In RogersFire destroyed a home in Rogers Wednesday night, but spared the business next door. The fire broke out around 10:30 p.m. at the corner of Main Street and 129th Avenue North, and engulfed the house.
State Patrol: Semi Hits Squads In Rogers, No Serious InjuriesThe first winter storm in the Twin Cities caused more than 100 accidents on Monday, and even police squad cars were involved in at least one crash. The Minnesota State Patrol says there were no serious injuries after multiple squad cars were hit by a semi-truck in Rogers late Monday night.
Minnesotans Of All Ages Enjoy The Sudden SnowThe sounds of children celebrating the early arrival of a snow day were loud and clear in Elk River Monday. Best friends Kaila Swart and Lexi Patraw were having the time of their lives. "It's really fun because I get to play with my best friend and do face plants in the snow," Swart said.
1 Dead In Rogers Car AccidentAn Ohio man died Thursday after a car accident near Rogers, Minn. According to police the accident occurred just before 6 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of southbound Highway 1010 and South Diamond Lake Road.
Prep Blog: Section Semifinals, Previewing 'The Big 4'It's playoff time in high school football in Minnesota. That means we're in the heart of the fall, and every time a team takes the field the season is on the line. Athletes and teams hit the practice field in August and do the two-a-day practices for what starts now. It's a chance to have an opportunity to play for a spot in the state tournament.