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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Browns NFL football head coach Kevin Stefanski answers a question during a news conference at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. Cleveland's first-year coach has been holed up with his family and riding out the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, which has created numerous challenges as he prepares for an NFL season that still remains in question.(AP Photo/Phil Long, File)

Stuck in Minnesota, Browns coach adjusts to 'strange times'

Apr. 2, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski's title has changed. His address remains the same. Stuck in Minnesota with his family, the Cleveland Browns' first-year coach has been holed up and riding out the coronavirus pandemic, which has created challenges as he prepares for the NFL draft and a season that remains...

Hobey Baker finalists: Kawaguchi, Perunovich, Swayman

Apr. 2, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — North Dakota forward Jordan Kawaguchi, Minnesota Duluth defenseman Scott Perunovich and Maine goalie Jeremy Swayman were named Thursday as the three finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, given to the most outstanding player in college hockey. All three players were juniors...

FILE - This photo provided by the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center in 2018 shows part of the interior of the building in Staunton, Va. For the tens of thousands of kids locked up in juvenile detention centers and other correctional facilities across America in 2020, experts have issued a gloomy warning: The COVID-19 coronavirus is coming. (Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center via AP)

Kids under threat: Virus hitting juvenile detention centers

Apr. 1, 2020 2:20 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the tens of thousands of kids locked up in juvenile detention centers and other correctional facilities across America, experts have issued a gloomy warning: The coronavirus is coming. Already this week, Louisiana confirmed that a staff member and three children in state custody had...

Minnesota's Marcus Carr (5) goes to the basket against Northwestern's Ryan Greer (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Big Ten Conference tournament, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Minnesota's Carr says he'll enter NBA draft, not hire agent

Mar. 30, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's Marcus Carr will declare his early entry for the NBA draft, the sophomore point guard said on Monday night in a post on his Instagram account. Carr said he intends to keep his name in the draft, but he said he will not sign with an agent in order to maintain his college...

FILE - In this March 25, 2020 file photo, Vermont House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, left, wears a mask while talking to a lawmaker in the Vermont house chamber at the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt.  In state capitols across the U.S., lawmakers have ditched decorum and sidestepped traditional public meeting requirements in a rush to pass legislation funding the fight against the coronavirus and aiding residents affected by the widespread shut down of commerce. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring, File)

Legislatures meet remotely, limit public as virus spreads

Mar. 29, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Members of the Arkansas House met in a college basketball arena, spaced out among 5,600 seats, as they voted on ways to cover a budget shortfall caused by the coronavirus punch to the economy. When South Dakota lawmakers convene Monday to consider 10 emergency bills, it won't be...

This undated photo shows Becca Rosselli, a nurse and single mother living in Lockport, N.Y. With schools and many day care centers closed, states, local governments and philanthropists are scrambling to free up parents who are medical workers, emergency responders and others needed on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. (Becca Roselli via AP)

States scramble to arrange child care for essential workers

Mar. 29, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A nurse and a single mother, Becca Rosselli had a choice to make when her daughter's school and care programs closed for the coronavirus outbreak. She could take a leave of absence from the hospital, or leave her 6-year-old with her mother, who has a condition that could make her...

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings offensive guard Dakota Dozier (78) blocks during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Vikings have re-signing the veteran guard,  who played in 16 games last season with a career-high four starts. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)

Minnesota Vikings re-sign veteran guard Dakota Dozier

Mar. 28, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed veteran guard Dakota Dozier. The team announced the re-signing of the Furman product, who played in 16 games last season with a career-high four starts. He originally joined Minnesota as a free agent last April 4. Dozier was drafted by the New York Jets...

Terry Tausch, All-American at Texas and NFL vet, dies at 61

Mar. 27, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Terry Tausch, an All-American offensive lineman at Texas and eight-year NFL veteran who played for the Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers, has died. He was 61. The Longhorns announced that Tausch passed away Wednesday night at his home in Plano, Texas. His older brother, Gary...

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, Tennessee Titans' Tajae Sharpe (19) makes a touchdown catch against Indianapolis Colts' Kenny Moore during the second half of an NFL football gam, in Indianapolis. After the departure of Stefon Diggs, the Vikings have turned to Sharpe to fill a startling void at wide receiver. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Staying Sharpe: New Vikings receiver follows Diggs departure

Mar. 26, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — To fill a glaring hole at wide receiver opened by the departure of Stefon Diggs, the Minnesota Vikings have turned first to Tajaé Sharpe. Whenever NFL teams are able to gather for practice, Sharpe should at least have a head start on offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's playbook. ...

Klobuchar's husband back home after virus hospitalization

Mar. 26, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar's husband has been released from a hospital where he was being treated for low oxygen and pneumonia as a result of the coronavirus, the senator said Thursday. Klobuchar, a former Democratic presidential candidate, said in a statement that her husband, John...