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  • 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
  • Todd HoffnerHoffner 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
  • IQ2 Intelligence Squared debate about millenials and their future
    A debate from the Intelligence Squared US series. Millenials, growing up with revoutionary 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
  • Are streets too inviting to cars?
    Transit and bike routes are at a disadvantage on roads built for automobiles.The Daily Circuit, April 15, 2014
  • Dozens of wet, soft trails closed in N Minn.
    Many of the closed roads and trails are located in state forests in the northern half of the state.April 14, 2014
  • Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement
    The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26.April 14, 2014
  • Wild enter playoffs with momentum
    The Minnnesota Wild were beaten by Nashville 7-3 in their regular season finale. They begin a playoff series against Colorado on Thursday. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about why the loss to Nashville doesn't really bode ill for the team, and what to look for in the upcoming playoff series.April 14, 2014
  • After Dinkytown riots, the blame game begins
    As surprising as the University of Minnesota men's hockey team's defensive no-show was at Saturday night's NCAA championship game, anyone could see the Dinkytown arrests and damage coming from a mile away. And the post-"riot" quarterbacking has been even more predictable.April 14, 2014
  • Bubba Watson is Masters champ again
    Bubba Watson has won the Masters for the second time in 3 years.April 13, 2014
  • In Jordan Spieth, golf world looks for its next Tiger -- again
    The golf world loves discovering a player who might be the Next Big Thing, someone who could take Tiger Woods' place someday as world's best golfer.April 13, 2014
  • By helping gay athletes, group hopes to refocus on talent
    This week, Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay player in NCAA Division 1 basketball. You Can Play, the organization that helped him through the process, hopes someday to be irrelevant.April 13, 2014
  • Union wins NCAA title, beating Minnesota 7-4
    Tiny Union College skated off with the biggest trophy in college hockey. Union (32-6-4) won its final 12 games and went 16-0-1 in its last 17. The 2,200-student liberal arts college in Schenectady, N.Y., competes in Division III in all other sports.April 13, 2014

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