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Wild blank Senators 2-0 for 1st win of the season

Oct. 14, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Alex Stalock stopped all 26 shots he faced and the Minnesota Wild picked up their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Monday. Victor Rask and Zach Parise scored third-period goals for the Wild (1-4-0). Stalock, in his first start of the season,...

1 injured in shooting outside Blaine Walmart

Oct. 14, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Police have responded to a shooting outside a Walmart store in Blaine. KSTP-TV reports a man in his 30s was shot in the ear by someone he knew. The shooting happened about 5 a.m. Monday. The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK. Authorities are searching a suspect...

State tests new technology to catch carpool lane cheaters

Oct. 14, 2019 7:09 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota transportation officials are testing new technology to catch carpool lane cheaters. Through September, the State Patrol issued nearly 3,500 citations to drivers who illegally used the lanes reserved for two or more people, buses, motorcycles and solo drivers who pay to use...

U of Minnesota students shoulder burden of family addictions

Oct. 14, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fridge was empty when Mia Rose decided to dig between the couch cushions looking for any change that may have fallen there. She was young — only about 9 years old at the time. Walking hand-in-hand with her younger brother, they made their way to the dollar store to buy...

Minnesota couple take unexpected plunge into online auctions

Oct. 14, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

NICOLLET, Minn. (AP) — If there's one lesson that Kimberly Salisbury has learned from selling industrial and commercial equipment in online auctions, it's that people will buy anything. Components to an antiquated conveyor belt system? Sold. Capacitors and other electronic components to 1950s electronics?...

Eagles' thin pass defense exploited by Vikings

Oct. 13, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Philadelphia cornerback Rasul Douglas settled in near the sideline after his initial backpedal, playing zone coverage while Minnesota's Stefon Diggs kept on speeding down the field midway through the second quarter. That safety help over the top never came. Diggs hauled in the 51-yard...

Cousins, Diggs fly past Eagles in Vikings' 38-20 win

Oct. 13, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two weeks ago, Stefon Diggs was a dissatisfied star with a decreasing role for a Minnesota team in a mini-crisis on the passing attack. Patience was all Diggs needed, as it turned out, to re-establish himself as a prominent receiver for Kirk Cousins and the Vikings. Cousins threw to...

Agents say Minnesota woman bilked government out of benefits

Oct. 13, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a onetime U.S. Postal Service employee in western Minnesota cheated the government out of more than $100,000 in federal disability benefits by claiming she had a workforce injury while at the same time competing in dog agility events. The Star Tribune reports that...

Rodney Smith, unbeaten Gophers run over Huskers 34-7

Oct. 13, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All week long at Minnesota's practice facility, players were doused with frigid water as they took the field. The thermostat was turned down to the max in the mid-50s. Fans were on full blast. Quarterbacks and receivers stuck their hands in ice buckets between drills. Footballs were...

Crosby, short-handed Penguins beat winless Wild 7-4

Oct. 13, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Just four games into the season, injuries have decimated the top lines for the Pittsburgh Penguins as Evgeni Malkin, Nick Bjugstad, Alex Galchenyuk and Bryan Rust have all missed time. The Penguins still have Sidney Crosby, and a trio of callups helped pick up the load on Saturday....