Minnesota came in as the 16th biggest money-making team out of the NCAA's 339 schools last year -- with a profit of about $8 million. The Gophers didn't do as well when it comes to fans. Minnesota ranked 24th in attendance with an average of 13,241 fans attending their games.
Anoka County Sheriff's Office searching for missing Columbus woman
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A hull lot of horror.
Explosion reported near Hastings; man airlifted to hospital
Authorities say the victim has serious injuries.
School faces uncertain future after land sold to Catholic nonprofit
The school near Marine on St. Croix sits on land that's just been sold.
Boy suffers 'life-threatening' injuries in car-bike collision in Minneapolis
Police said the driver is cooperating with the investigation.
Ellison sues Fleet Farm, alleging 'illegal and negligent' gun sales to straw buyers
The lawsuit claims Fleet Farm harmed Minnesotans.
Man dies from gunshot wounds after Minneapolis shooting
The death marked the 69th homicide of the year in the city.
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Charges: Houston men robbed Edina bank of $110,000
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Re-opening of Minneapolis' Third Avenue Bridge delayed to next year
More frustration for travelers.
Gopher basketball opens season Friday against American University
Williams Arena is the place to be Friday night if you’re a Gopher basketball fan. The men’s team opens the season against American University. It marks the start of a season in which Minnesota hopes to end a two-year drought and return to the NCAA tournament.
Gopher game attendance hits low point despite big win
The Minnesota Gophers celebrated their first Big 10 Conference win on Saturday, an important 44-28 triumph over Purdue. But relatively few were there to see it: The new TCF was the smallest crowd in the new TCF Bank stadium's four-year history, just 41,062, well below 50,000 capacity, the Business Journal reports.
Minnesota ranks No. 3 for highest college loan debt
College students in Minnesota carry the third-highest average loan debt in the nation, at $29,739 per student, according to a new report. And the state ranks No. 5 on a list of graduates who carry student loan debt – 71 percent. Nationwide, about two-thirds of students graduate with debt.
Twin Cities music scene hits a high note in Livability rankings
The web site that ranks places to live by various criteria digs our sound. First Avenue, The Fine Line, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Basilica Block Party contributed to our number two ranking. Full disclosure: New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville were off the table for the rankings.
State Fair nearly breaks attendance record despite weekend drama
Reports of injury and assault at the Minnesota State Fair during its final weekend didn't hinder attendance numbers. The fair reports an increase of about 20,000 fairgoers compared to last year. More than 1.78 million trekked to the Great Minnesota Get-Together – the second all-time highest attendance and just short of an all-time record in 2009.
Gopher men's basketball starts new season with high hopes
The Gopher men's basketball team starts the season Friday night with their All-Star festivities at Williams Arena. Minnesota is getting national respect from Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Eisenberg, who says they have a great shot to reach the NCAA Tournament and "do some damage" when they get there.
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