Vikings' McKinnon reflects on his whirlwind rookie season

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A little over a year ago, Jerick McKinnon scored the game-winning touchdown as Georgia Southern stunned Florida, the small school upsetting one of the big boys without completing a …

Highly anticipated 'Star Wars' trailer released on YouTube

AMC Southdale in Edina will be the only Minnesota theater to show the first trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the highly anticipated seventh installment of the iconic sci-fi franchise, when it debuts this weekend.

State: Nurse peeled pain patches off clients, put them in his mouth, put them back

A nursing home nurse routinely peeled powerful pain patches off the backs of mentally deficient residents, then affixed the patches to his tongue before sticking them back on the …

Austin police: More than 100 rounds fired

A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he died, Austin authorities said.

N.Y. boys buried in snow pile heard rescuers calling

Two boys trapped in a snow pile in upstate New York for more than seven hours say they heard their friends and family calling for them but couldn't answer loudly enough.


Prison for woman who stole $335K while payroll officer for Eagan-based carwash

She told the operators of Paradise Car Wash that she stole from them to pay for health insurance and medical bills, according to the charges.


Wisconsin man gets lost wedding ring back after 8 years

A Wisconsin man lost his wedding ring while bowling eight years ago. Now he has it back.


Ferguson protests move to retail stores

Demonstrators sought to catch the attention of shoppers looking for good deals on Friday, going to major retailers around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.


ID'd: Suspected drunk driver in crash that killed Twin Cities woman; 1 other critical

“Alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement, “with charges [possible] pending further investigation.”


Gov. Dayton says Met Council chair will be full-time job

The position to lead the Met Council is a gubernatorial appointee, and applications are due Dec. 1.


Best Buy's website went down after surge in Black Friday traffic

Best Buy said it shut down the site for more than an hour to restore ‘‘full performance.’’


Live Blog: Shoppers flock to Black Friday deals; Best Buy site back up


Legal costs trigger belt-tightening at human services agency

“It’s never easy to cut back spending, especially in an agency where the work is so critical,” Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson, above, wrote.


California Burger King employee finds $100,000

An assistant manager at a Northern California Burger King found a backpack loaded with about $100,000 in a booth, but so far no one has come forward to claim it.


Minneapolis mayor's plan to advance racial equity is scrutinized

Mayor Betsy Hodges’ proposal to create two jobs to support the issue has supporters and critics.


Cold Turkey Day giving way to snow, sleet early today + Photo Gallery + Video

Drivers in the Twin Cities are dealing with a mix of snow and ice Friday morning as many head to the malls or back to work. The National Weather Service …


New technology allows you to climb the walls

Four Stanford University researchers have announced that they’ve succeeded in creating a “gecko-inspired human climbing system,” according to MIT Technology Review.


Wild's Charlie Coyle could use a little mean streak

Charlie Coyle doesn’t have a chip on his shoulder. Yet, that’s the way the Wild wants — and needs — him to play.


Unemployment for Twin Cities black workers has been halved since 2011

The unemployment rate among blacks has been cut in half since 2011 and is now even a little lower than pre-recession levels. Estimates of black unemployment fell from 15 percent in October 2013 to 10.8 percent last month, according to census data.