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  • Lawyer: Success agaisnt NFL inspiring hockey lawsuits
    In the last week, 12 former players have accused the NHL of promoting fighting and downplaying the risk of head injury. They join 10 other former players who filed a suit back in November seeking compensation for head injuries sustained while they were players. The Minneapolis law firm of Zimmerman Reed is representing three of them.April 17, 2014
  • Mankato footballers disrupt coach's reinstatement
    It should be a very interesting meeting this morning between coaches, football players and administrators at Minnesota State University-Mankato. One day after the school reinstated Todd Hoffner as its football coach, almost every player on the team refused to suit up for spring practice yesterday afternoon.April 17, 2014
  • Bring on the next exasperated T-Wolves coach
    Last night's final game of the season, in which the Timberwolves booted an opportunity to finish with the first non-losing season since 2004-05, was a fitting conclusion.April 17, 2014
  • Living with ALS: Wrestling with angels
    "Humans have some experience with angel wrestling and it's an experience where generally you come out of it a little wounded but you also come out of it a little stronger," Bruce Kramer says. "I'm doing a lot of thinking about how, moving through ALS into its final phases, that works."April 17, 2014
  • Former archdiocese deputy answers questions under oath about handling of sex abuse cases
    Attorney Jeff Anderson, who represents the alleged victim of the Rev. Thomas Adamson, said McDonough answered most questions. However, McDonough refused to respond to questions about his decision not to participate in a St. Paul police investigation into clergy abuse cases, Anderson said.April 16, 2014
  • For Minneapolis police liaison, community trust built one handshake at a time
    Sherman Patterson brings a unique background to the work of building relationships. He's a retired soldier, a mentor to kids on the north side, and nephew of a heavyweight boxing champion. Patterson is also the recipient of a $100,000 Bush Foundation Fellowship, which he says he'll use to help keep kids away from guns.April 16, 2014
  • Mankato players refusing to play for coach
    Minnesota State University, Mankato football players refused to suit up and said they want interim coach Aaron Keen to keep the job he got after Hoffner's firing, according to the Mankato Free Press.April 16, 2014
  • Appetites: For all of Lake Superior's food gems, go full circle
    The world's largest freshwater lake is an obvious source of inland seafood, but its shoreline communities have honed a much broader food culture worth exploring.April 16, 2014
  • Horse expo to miss horses because of virus
    One sure sign spring is near is the annual Minnesota Horse Expo at the State Fairgrounds. But when the expo starts later this month, it'll go on without it's star participants: the horses. That's because veterinarians are recommending horse owners in our region avoid traveling with their horses until recent a virus outbreak is over.April 16, 2014
  • Hoffner to return to MSU football coaching job
    After an independent arbitrator ruled that Minnesota State University, Mankato must reinstate him with back pay, and flanked by his wife and lawyers at a Minneapolis news conference, an often emotional Todd Hoffner said he's glad to have his old job back.April 16, 2014
  • How to talk 'Fargo' (this subject did not flee the interview)
    There's a new "Fargo" in town -- a TV series based on the film debuted Tuesday on FX. Tony Alcantar helped the cast get the accent right. Alcantar, a dialect coach, worked with actors on set in Calgary, Alberta, including British actor Martin Freeman and Texan Allison Tolman. Listen to how he did that.April 16, 2014
  • IQ2 Intelligence Squared debate about millennials and their future
    A debate from the Intelligence Squared US series. Millennials, growing up with revolutionary technology and entering adulthood in a time of recession, have recently been much maligned. Are their critics right? Is this generation uniquely coddled, narcissistic and lazy? or have we let conventional wisdom blind us to their openness to change and innovation, and optimism in the face of uncertainty?Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, April 15, 2014
  • Video: Tearing up the turf at TCF Bank Stadium
    The Vikings will have to play at least four December games in the 2014 and 2015 season at the University of Minnesota. The stadium has to be winterized, since the Gophers' football season usually ends at the end of November.April 15, 2014
  • Minn. brewers bring home World Beer Cup Awards
    A handful of Minnesota breweries have won 2014 World Beer Cup Awards. August Schell Brewing brought home two awards, one included a gold for their Vienna-Style Lager. Steel Toe Brewing won a gold for their Scotch Ale. Canal Park Brewing Co. Summit Brewing Co. and Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub also won awards this year.April 15, 2014
  • I-90 bridge will be partially closed until November
    Starting today, the westbound I-90 off-ramp to Highway 61 will close for drivers traveling west from La Crosse, Wis., to Minnesota.April 15, 2014

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