Mick Tingelhoff on verge of finally making NFL Hall of Fame

Mark Craig

Former Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff is in his 31st year of being eligible for the pro football’s greatest honor. This could be the year.

Minnesota Zoo pushes ahead with agenda despite budget shortfall

If anything, there’s new urgency to the plans: New animals and exhibits are seen as crucial to driving attendance

Minneapolis schools awarded no-bid contracts to Memphis IT company

Accounts differ on how a sizable no-bid contract was awarded to a Memphis-based company.

Reps at Super Bowl say weather will be no issue at Twin Cities' game

PHOENIX – The six-member executive board of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee has spent the week gathering logistical information that will help them stage the NFL’s showcase event …

St. Thomas Academy cuts Army ties

St. Thomas Academy will become an independent military school while still holding onto its traditions.

New Hope shooter got gun from straw buyer, sheriff says + Video

Raymond Kmetz’s guns were sold to an online auction house by Duluth police, Sheriff Rich Stanek said. Eventually they went to a gun shop in Princeton, where the alleged straw buyer picked them up.

Rural Minnesota moms losing out on giving birth locally

At least seven Minnesota hospitals have stopped, or planned to stop, scheduling deliveries since 2009.

Vatican hits sour note with women, but progress may come

A new Vatican outreach initiative to listen to women hit a sour note before it even got off the ground: The sexy blonde on its Internet promo video came under such ridicule that it was quickly taken down.

Serena Williams wins 6th Australian, 19th major title

Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title and continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals by extending her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova.

N.D. student found dead last year had worked as police drug informant

The body of Andrew Sadek was recovered from the Red River last year.

Washington Avenue project paves the way for future roads

Washington Avenue plan has space for pedestrians and cyclists to coexist with traffic.

Bill Cosby's show in Ohio draws a few protesters, standing ovations

Bill Cosby's stand-up tour has stopped in northern Ohio, where it drew several protesters before the show. The comedian himself received standing ovations before and after his performance.

Australian paper mocked for obit of 'The Thorn Birds' author

Australia's main national newspaper was facing sharp criticism over its obituary of the nation's most famous author, whom it described as plain and overweight.

Mayo genetic data bank could boost Obama's new 'precision medicine initiative'

The president proposed a national initiative to help research, fight diseases.

Sleepy Eye moose died from brain worm infection

Brain worm infection caused a young moose to wander far south of its normal range late last year, where it died on a farmstead near Sleepy Eye, Minn., after …

What's behind a rise in HIV? Craigslist hookups, U prof finds

The study found that people who met for sex through the popular online personal ads increased their risk of infection.

Loss at Philadelphia gives Wolves hold on top lottery odds + Video

The Wolves turned the ball over 21 times, 16 in the second half as the Sixers won a rare second straight game at home.

Gophers score in bunches to top Wisconsin in series opener + Video

They turned a two-goal deficit into a two-goal lead in a span of 100 seconds against the Badgers.

Charges filed against driver over friend's skateboarding death in St. Paul

A Dellwood, Minn., man was charged with two misdemeanors after a friend who was skateboarding died while attempting to hitch a ride by holding onto the man’s car. Connor I. …