Kara Goucher, who will represent the U.S. in the Olympic marathon in London, finished a 13.1-mile half-marathon event Saturday in a course-record 1 hour, 9 minutes, 34 seconds. She was back in her hometown for Grandma's Marathon weekend, and was lifted along the way by her old classmates from Duluth East, former neighbors and family friends who came to see her first race in town since her high school days.
Bloomington PD to provide update on Mall of America shooting investigation
There's unconfirmed reports the suspected gunman and an accomplice have been arrested.
Motorcyclist found dead behind guardrail 6 hours after crash
The crash happened before sunset Wednesday, but no one called 911.
Iowa Gov. asks court to lift injunction on 'heartbeat' abortion ban
A court challenge seeks to revive Iowa's abortion ban.
6 transportation projects in Minnesota get $100M federal funding
The projects extend to areas all across the state.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 9
The number of cases in the latest reporting period dropped compared to the previous week's update.
Five rescued as boat crashes into break wall at Superior port of entry
All five escaped serious injury.
Takeaways from Minneapolis' new gun violence report
The rise in violent crime in Minneapolis is showing signs of plateauing.
Woman seriously hurt in shooting outside downtown Minneapolis Target
The victim is in her 20s.
Man, woman arrested after shots fired from BMW at 3 motorcyclists
The driver of the BMW led police on a chase, driving the wrong way on state highways.
Drive Shack Inc. announces upcoming 'Puttery' venue in Minneapolis
The growing business backed by Rory McIlroy is coming to the Twin Cities.
BCA: Man was 'running towards' deputy with knife before fatal shooting
The Minnesota BCA has identified the four deputies who fired weapons.
Grandma's winners include Ethiopian, Kenyan, Duluth native
Berhanu Girma defeated Ethiopian countryman Chala Lemi to win the 36th Grandma's Marathon in Duluth on Saturday. Everlyne Lagat of Kenya won the women's full marathon. But the day belonged to hometown hero Kara Goucher, who is preparing for the London Olympics and won the half-marathon event at Grandma's in record time.
Olympic marathon: Duluth native Goucher is in it to win it
Kara Goucher doesn’t believe her running career is reaching a peak in Sunday’s Summer Olympics women’s marathon. At age 34, she thinks the best is yet to come. Only three American women have ever run a faster marathon than the 1996 Duluth East graduate, who has a best of 2 hours, 24 minutes, 52 seconds.
St. Paul man runs wrong route, marathon 'win' disqualified
Olok Nykew, 37, of St. Paul, crossed the finish line first among runners who registered for the full 26.2-mile Sioux Falls Marathon in South Dakota on Sunday, the Argus Leader reports. But he only ran the half-marathon event, and he was disqualified. Nykew, who is from Sudan, said he got confused on the route and it was an honest mistake.
You Can Get BMTN Special Offers!