• Ohio safety Devin Jones (13) tackles Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner (7) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Minneapolis, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Northwestern, Minnesota meet in Big Ten opener

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Unbeaten and on the rise, No. 16 Northwestern would like to stay that way now that Big Ten play is about to begin.

  • Wild claim left wing Chris Porter off waivers

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have claimed left wing Chris Porter off waivers from Philadelphia.

  • St. Paul mayor says protesters agree not to disrupt marathon

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Black Lives Matter St. Paul has agreed not to disrupt the Twin Cities Marathon during the rally the group is planning for Sunday, Mayor Chis Coleman said after talking with the group’s organizer on Thursday.

  • Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns poses for photos during NBA basketball media day in Minneapolis, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Class in session for No. 1 overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — On one side of Karl-Anthony Towns is Kevin Garnett, the 39-year-old Alpha Wolf who ushered in a new era of teenagers in the NBA when he jumped straight to the pros in 1995.

  • Cleared of concussion tests, Rhodes practices with Vikings

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes has passed his post-concussion tests and resumed practice with the team, following a scary collision on the field last week.

  • Black Lives Matter marathon rally creates division, anger

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota mayor says police will do whatever’s necessary to ensure Black Lives Matter protesters don’t disrupt the state’s largest marathon Sunday.

  • St. Cloud State to pay all athlete costs in hockey

    ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — St. Cloud State is joining the parade of schools that will pay the total cost of attendance for at least some athletes.

  • Crash of Redskins team buses to cost Minneapolis $237K

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A crash last November involving buses carrying the Washington Redskins on their way to play the Minnesota Vikings will cost the city of Minneapolis more than $237,000.

  • A year out, Woods and Mickelson no Ryder Cup certainties

    CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — The PGA of America has altered its approach to the Ryder Cup with the tournament returning to the U.S. in 2016 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota. Perhaps the biggest change could be a team without Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.