Vikings Pick Up Pat Shurmur As Tight Ends CoachThe Minnesota Vikings have hired Pat Shurmur as tight ends coach.The Minnesota Vikings have hired Pat Shurmur as tight ends coach. Shurmur's hire was finalized Monday, when the Vikings announced tight ends coach Kevin Stefanski will become running backs coach to replace Kirby Wilson.
Panel Considering Major Cuts To Drug SentencesA state commission has set in motion major reductions to prison sentences for many drug offenders. The Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission voted Wednesday to reduce some drug sentences by nearly half.
AP Source: Timberwolves Give Kevin Garnett 2 More YearsOnly two players in NBA history have made it to season No. 21 in their careers. Kevin Garnett is about to become the third. Garnett agreed to terms on a two-year deal to return to the Minnesota Timberwolves, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Lynx's Maya Moore Wins WNBA Most Valuable Player AwardThe WNBA announced Thursday morning that Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx has been named the leagues Most Valuable Player. Moore will receive the award Thursday night in Minnesota before the Lynx face San Antonio in the first game of the Western Conference semifinals.
Dayton Says He'll Report $1M Raised For Campaign Preparing for a re-election campaign, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton says he'll report having raised roughly $1 million in 2013. He shared the figure in an interview Friday with The Associated Press. He won't have to formally detail his campaign finances until the end of January, when all candidates for office and state political groups submit reports to regulators.
Minn. Man Accused Of Army ID Theft A Minnesota National Guard member and self-described commander of a militia group is accused of stealing classified information from his former military unit at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Interview: Sex Offender Program Under Scrutiny A state task force head says a federal court considering lawsuit challenging the Minnesota Sex Offender Program expects the state to address continuing concerns about its constitutionality.
Minn. Man Targeted Mexican Consulate A federal affidavit says a Minnesota man with suspected ties to white supremacist groups had plans to attack the Mexican consulate in St. Paul.