Cook Leads Vikings To 28-24 Prime-Time Road Win Over CowboysDalvin Cook ran for 97 yards, including the go-ahead touchdown on fourth down, and had another 86 yards receiving to set up three other scores, helping the Minnesota Vikings beat the Dallas Cowboys 28-24 on Sunday night. Cook, the NFL rushing leader, easily outplayed two-time rushing champion Ezekiel Elliott as the Vikings (7-3) beat a winning team on the road for the first time in almost two years. Minnesota was 0-9-1 in its previous 10 such games.
Man In Gym Program Fraud Case Must Repay Victims $8MAn Iowa health coach accused of defrauding more than 100 people out of millions of dollars by getting them to invest in a gym and fitness program has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison and must pay more than $8 million in restitution to his victims. A judge sentenced Mark Alan Blankespoor of Pella on Friday. He had pleaded guilty to wire fraud in June.
Jury Acquits La Crosse Man In Death Of Ex-GirlfriendA jury has acquitted a La Crosse man accused of killing his former girlfriend and disposing of her body in a lake. The La Crosse Tribune reports jurors deliberated for about five hours Thursday before finding 39-year-old Erik Sackett not guilty in the death of 35-year-old Erin Somvilai.
Wiggins Leads Wolves Past Heat 116-109 With Late 3 BarrageAndrew Wiggins made four 3-pointers in the final six minutes, finishing with 25 points to propel the undefeated Minnesota Timberwolves to a 116-109 victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday night. Karl-Anthony Towns added 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolves (3-0), who matched the second-best start in this long-languishing franchise's history.
9-Year-Old Boy Dies, 4 Hurt In Crash In Northern IowaA 9-year-old boy died and four other people were hurt after a two-vehicle crash in northern Iowa over the weekend. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the crash happened in Rudd, Iowa, on Saturday morning.
Staal, Stalock Lead Wild Past Kings 5-1Eric Staal scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period, Alex Stalock stopped 30 shots and the Minnesota Wild beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-1 Saturday night. Gerald Mayhew, Joel Eriksson Ek, Mikko Koivu and Jared Spurgeon also scored, and Matt Dumba added two assists for Minnesota, which has won three of four after beginning the year 1-6.
Predators' Rinne Flawless In Blanking Wild 4-0Pekka Rinne made 26 saves, Colton Sissons had a goal and an assist and the Nashville Predators beat the Minnesota Wild 4-0 on Thursday night. Miikka Salomaki, Calle Jarnkrok and Craig Smith also scored for Nashville, which has won two straight.
Man Killed, Woman Injured In Western Minnesota House FireAuthorities in western Minnesota say a man was killed and a woman was injured in a house fire. The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Office was called about the fire in Madison on Wednesday morning.
Man Dies After Early-Morning Shooting At Sturgis ResidencePolice say a man is dead after an early-morning shooting at a Sturgis residence. The Rapid City Journal reports that officers responded to a 911 call just after 4 a.m. Sunday. The caller reported that a homeowner shot someone who had entered the residence.
Man Walking On Sidewalk Fatally Shot From Car In MilwaukeePolice say the shooting happened late Friday. Authorities say the 32-year-old Milwaukee man was walking on the sidewalk when someone shot him from a moving vehicle. Despite attempts to save his life, the man died at the scene. Authorities are still investigating the shooting.
Wisconsin Police: Speeding Pickup Goes Airborne, Crashes Into RoofPolice say a Wisconsin man was arrested after crashing a pickup truck into the roof of a Beloit home. A news release from Beloit police says the 37-year-old man, of Beloit, was driving at a high rate of speed Saturday afternoon when his vehicle left the roadway, entered a water-retaining ditch and went airborne.
Cousins, Diggs Fly Past Eagles In Vikings' 38-20 WinKirk Cousins threw to Stefon Diggs for three of his four touchdowns, racking up a season-high 333 passing yards as the Minnesota Vikings ravaged the Philadelphia Eagles secondary in a 38-20 victory Sunday.
Des Moines Police: Found Human Remains Result Of HomicidePolice have confirmed that human remains found at a homeless camp near downtown Des Moines was the result of a homicide. Station KCCI reports that police confirmed the homicide investigation Friday.
Drunken Driver Sentenced To 7 Years In Fatal CrashA drunken driver who fled from a fatal crash in Milwaukee has been sentenced to seven years in prison. The Journal Sentinel reports 30-year-old Dennis Thomas Jr. was sentenced Thursday but avoided a homicide conviction because the other driver had gone through a stop sign.
Cousins, Thielen Lead Vikings In Dominant Win Over GiantsKirk Cousins threw two touchdowns to Adam Thielen, Dalvin Cook ran for 132 yards and the Minnesota Vikings made life miserable for Daniel Jones and the New York Giants in every way possible in a 28-10 victory Sunday. The win came just a week after the Vikings (3-2) did little in a 16-6 loss to the Chicago Bears.