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Myon Burrell, convicted in the murder of Tyesha Edwards, an 11-year-old girl pierced in the heart by a stray bullet in 2002 while doing homework at her family's dining room table, stands for a photograph at the Stillwater Correctional Facility, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Stillwater, Minn. A growing number of legal experts, community leaders and civil rights activists are concerned that Burrell may have been wrongly convicted, as there was no gun, fingerprints or hard evidence to implicate him. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Did Klobuchar help send an innocent teen away for life?

Jan. 28, 2020 11:56 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It was a prime-time moment for Amy Klobuchar. Standing in the glare of television lights at a Democratic presidential debate last fall, she was asked about her years as a top Minnesota prosecutor and allegations she was not committed to racial justice. “That’s not my...

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins sets the ball down in tribute to NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant in their first position against the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Minneapolis. The result was a violation and a loss of position then the Sacramento Kings did the same. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Hield rallies Kings to 133-129 OT win over Timberwolves

Jan. 28, 2020 12:21 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — On a night full of tributes to Kobe Bryant, Buddy Hield's stole the show. Channeling the memories of his childhood hero, Hield poured in a career-high 42 points to rally the Sacramento Kings from a 27-point deficit to a 133-129 overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday...

Berger scores 25, No. 20 Indiana women top Minnesota 65-52

Jan. 27, 2020 9:53 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Grace Berger scored a career-high 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds and the No. 20 Indiana women beat Minnesota 65-52 on Monday night. Jaelynn Penn added 15 points and Ali Patberg had 11 with six rebounds and three assists for the Hoosiers (16-5, 6-3 Big Ten),...

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer speaks at a news conference after the Vikings were defeated by the San Francisco 49ers in an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Vikings name Andre Patterson, Adam Zimmer as co-DCs

Jan. 27, 2020 4:37 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer promoted his son on Monday to help fill a key vacancy on his staff, appointing Adam Zimmer and Andre Patterson as co-defensive coordinators. The Vikings announced their revamped lineup of assistant coaches, which includes two new hires and four...

FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill throws against the New York Mets during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles. Rich Hill can earn $9.5 million in performance bonuses in his contract with the Minnesota Twins and Homer Bailey can earn $1 million. Hill, a left-hander who turns 40 in March, was 4-1 with a 2.45 ERA in 13 starts last season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Rich Hill, Twins have sights set on World Series together

Jan. 26, 2020 7:11 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After four playoff appearances, including two trips to the World Series, in four years with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Rich Hill was a 39-year-old free agent coming off another elbow surgery. Unlikely to return until at least June, Hill wanted to find a team to get him back to the World...

Minnesota's Marcus Carr, center, handles the ball through the defense of Michigan State's Rocket Watts (2) and Cassius Winston, right, during an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

No. 11 Michigan State sweeps Minnesota with 70-52 win

Jan. 26, 2020 7:02 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan State weathered another sluggish start, then wore down Minnesota. The Spartans reasserted themselves after a rough loss, and the Gophers paid the price. Cassius Winston had 18 points and eight assists and Xavier Tillman added 17 points and 10 rebounds, as 11th-ranked Michigan...

Rating Super Bowls: Classics, Memorables and Duds

Jan. 26, 2020 12:31 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Not all Super Bowls are super. Some are classics, some are memorable but not quite fit for total greatness. Some have elements making them noteworthy, but otherwise won't make many championship scrapbooks (except with fans of the winners). And some are outright duds. Here's a look at America's...

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Deonte Burton, center, blocks a shot by Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jarrett Culver, left, as Thunder forward Mike Muscala (33) watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Schroder scores 26, Paul 25 as Thunder beat T-Wolves 113-104

Jan. 26, 2020 12:20 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With veterans banged up, Oklahoma City’s young players are gaining valuable experience and learning how to win on the road. Having Chris Paul around to stabilize things certainly helps, too. Paul scored 25 points and hit timely shots to deflate Minnesota’s runs, and Dennis...

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) passes behind his back to center Clint Capela, right, as Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32), forward Andrew Wiggins (22) and guard Shabazz Napier (13) look on during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Westbrook scores season-high 45, Rockets beat Wolves 131-124

Jan. 25, 2020 12:13 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When James Harden went through shooting slumps in the past, the Houston Rockets would be hard-pressed to survive lackluster production from their star guard. With Russell Westbrook, Houston has another player who can shoulder a huge scoring burden. Westbrook scored a season-high 45...

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins pitcher Devin Smeltzer watches a pitch against the Kansas City Royals in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Twins remain publicly confident in the rotation anchored by returning veterans Jose Berrios and Jake Odorizzi and supplemented by youngsters like Smeltzer, Randy Dobnak and Lewis Thorpe. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Twins express confidence in rotation that carries questions

Jan. 24, 2020 10:01 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins set a major league record for home runs last season. They created a bigger buzz with their recent signing of star third baseman Josh Donaldson to a $92 million, four-year contract — the richest in club history for a free agent. Still, the defending AL Central...