What's At Stake: Minnesota @ NebraskaMinnesota (7-3, 4-2) is at Nebraska Saturday looking for its second straight win over the Cornhuskers. A victory would send them to face Wisconsin for the Big 10 West title and a trip to the conference title game.
Confident Gophers Ready To Face NebraskaThe Gopher football team is finding out about itself with a back-loaded schedule that takes them to Nebraska this week. They're still hopeful of a spot in the Big Ten championship game, but more concerned about the task at hand. It is the most difficult stretch of the season, and Coach Jerry Kill is hoping his team doesn't play so hard that it can't keep playing.
Heisman Watch: Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon Ready For Heisman Showdown With AbdullahThis week, Melvin Gordon leads the Wisconsin running game against another Heisman candidate and his ground game, Nebraska and Ameer Abdullah. The running back showcase should double as this week’s Heisman Trophy Spotlight Game.
Attorneys Want Charges Dismissed In Sex Tape CaseAttorneys for two Nebraska hockey players charged with making a sex video with a 15-year-old girl at a Moorhead motel last winter have called her a "sexual predator" and say it's unfair to prosecute their clients for something she initiated.
Midwest Beekeepers To Focus On Public Awareness Beekeepers in Iowa and Nebraska are joining a national movement to encourage farmers and gardeners to avoid new pesticides which kill bees and to promote the health of bees as integral to food production.
Heisman Watch: Why Michigan State Should Fear Ameer Abdullah Of NebraskaNebraska has three Heisman Trophy winners in its storied football history. Running back Ameer Abdullah has a shot to become the school’s fourth Heisman winner.
Report: Midwest Economic Growth Slower This FallThe economy will likely grow more slowly this fall in nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a monthly survey of business leaders released Wednesday. The region's overall economic index dropped nearly three points in September, to 54.3, from 57.2 the previous month.
College Football Spotlight: College Football's Best Month Will Get Started With A BangOctober is the best month for college football, and it is getting started on the right foot this weekend. The first weekend in October will serve up six games between top 25 teams, which will be a nice breath of fresh air after the last few weeks.
Midwest Economic Survey Index Hits 3-Year HighA monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states hit a three-year high in April, suggesting more economic growth over the next three to six months, according to a report issued Thursday.
Police ID Man Killed Outside Minnesota Ballroom Mankato police have released the name of a Nebraska man shot to death outside an entertainment center over the weekend.
2 Hockey Players Investigated For Sex With MinorTwo minor league hockey players from Nebraska are being investigated by police in Minnesota for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old girl and recording it. Court documents say two 18-year-old players from the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League had sex with the girl at a Moorhead hotel.
Omaha, NE Recruits Top MN Boys High School Hockey PlayersThe boy's state hockey tournament starts Wednesday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Every year, it's the place to see many of Minnesota's top players. This year, after it's over, a surprising number of those top players will be heading off to play in college at schools that aren’t anywhere near Minnesota.
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2 Minnesota Men Held In Nebraska Pot CaseAuthorities say a Minnesota man and his son have been arrested after marijuana was found in the trunk of their car. The Nebraska State Patrol says a trooper pulled over the men's car for a traffic violation just before 11:30 a.m. Monday near the Henderson interchange of Interstate 80 in York County.
Movie Blog: Thanksgiving New Releases In BriefThanksgiving is one of if not the biggest moviegoing weekend of the year. Here are some brief thoughts on four of the movies that have just been released in the Twin Cities this week.