Latest Minnesota News

Cincinnati Reds' Mike Moustakas (9) is greeted in the dugout after his solo home run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Edwar Colina during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Reds top Twins 7-2, clinch 1st playoff spot since 2013

Sep. 26, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — From three soaring home runs to an exuberant race out of the dugout in celebration of their postseason berth, the Cincinnati Reds made plenty of noise in Minnesota's empty ballpark. They're playing like they won't leave quietly, either. Mike Moustakas homered twice, Freddy Galvis hit a...

Minnesota Vikings free safety Harrison Smith (22) and cornerback Mike Hughes (21) break up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (83) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Vikings rule starting CBs Hughes, Dantzler out vs. Titans

Sep. 25, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The struggling Minnesota Vikings defense will be further depleted this weekend, with two more starters sidelined by injuries. Cornerbacks Mike Hughes (neck) and Cameron Dantzler (rib) were declared out on Friday for the winless Vikings when they host Tennessee on Sunday. Dantzler missed...

Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., speaks during news conference unveiling of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

US Rep. Craig asks supporters to vote despite snag in race

Sep. 25, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota congresswoman whose race has been roiled by the death of a third-party candidate urged supporters Friday to vote for her and the rest of the Democratic ticket on the November ballot, even though votes in her race won't count under current circumstances. In a statement,...

Minnesota halts COVID-19 study after reports of intimidation

Sep. 25, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota officials have stopped a COVID-19 testing study after multiple reports that state and federal public health workers were greeted by racial and ethnic slurs as they went door-to-door. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pulled federal surveyors out of Minnesota...

Two men gather outside of Jefferson Square Park following protests over a lack of charges against Louisville police in Breonna Taylor's death, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Louisville, Ky.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The Latest: Louisville protest ends after a night of tension

Sep. 24, 2020 11:46 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 11:15 p.m. A protest has ended outside a Louisville church where demonstrators had rallied against a grand jury decision in the Breonna...

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) congratulates wide receiver John Brown (15) after Brown scored a touchdown, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Bills defeated the Dolphins 31-28. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Matchup of unbeatens in Buffalo, of all places

Sep. 24, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

Not since the days of Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, Jim Kelly and Marv Levy has there been this much optimism about football in Western New York. Can't blame the folks in Buffalo, either. Through two weeks, the Bills have been dynamic on offense and defense. “It’s super early,” says receiver...

Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd (24) drives around Minnesota Lynx guard Odyssey Sims (1) during the second half of Game 2 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff series Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Loyd scores 20 points, Storm beat Lynx for 2-0 series lead

Sep. 24, 2020 9:55 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 20 points and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 89-79 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 WNBA semifinal series. Loyd had 10 points in a 12-0 run to end the first half, including consecutive 3-pointers, for a 46-33 lead and the Storm led...

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18)  runs a route against Indianapolis Colts safety Khari Willis (37) during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Indianapolis. Vikings rookie Justin Jefferson isn't used to losing, coming from LSU, but the first two games of his NFL career have been decisive defeats. The struggling Vikings need their first-round draft pick wide receiver to develop quickly in a season that's already on the brink. (AP Photo/Zach Bolinger)

Struggling Vikings need rookie WR Jefferson to develop fast

Sep. 24, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Justin Jefferson is not used to losing, coming from college powerhouse LSU. His first two professional games with the Minnesota Vikings have been about as defeating as a player could experience in the sport. After going 34-7 in three years with the Tigers, who won the national...

Vice President Mike Pence waves to an audience as he arrives at a

Pence, Ivanka visit salon damaged by Minneapolis unrest

Sep. 24, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and Ivanka Trump made an unannounced stop Thursday at a hair salon left in rubble by the violence that followed George Floyd's death, part of a campaign visit aimed at driving home President Donald Trump's law-and-order message in a key swing state. Pence,...

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) hands off to running back Derrick Henry in the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Unbeaten Titans bring blueprint of what winless Vikings were

Sep. 24, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The thriving veteran quarterback. The game-controlling rushing attack. The premier pass rusher. Those are some of the strengths the Tennessee Titans will take with them to Minnesota. The Vikings could be forgiven for harboring envy, after all, for these are attributes they thought they...