Donnell Kirkwood rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns and back-up quarterback Max Shortell stepped up for the injured MarQueis Gray Saturday night as the Golden Gophers improved to 4-0 with 17-10 win over Syracuse at TCF Bank Stadium. The win marked the first 4-0 start for the Gophers since 2008.
Teen driver crashes into parked payloader; 16-year-old passenger dies
The crash happened early Saturday morning in Waconia.
Barrage of gunfire injures boy in Brooklyn Park; vehicles, apartments damaged
Police say they recovered evidence that more than 40 rounds were fired in the shooting.
Minnesota Wild back away from thin blue line T-shirt giveaway
The giveaway backfired when word of it reached social media.
Workers at Minneapolis Trader Joe's become 2nd in nation to unionize
The vote was certified by the National Labor Relations Board Friday.
Woman killed by suspected drunk-driver in St. Louis County
The crash occurred on Highway 21 in Embarrass Township Friday night.
2 ejected, 1 killed in crash that closed southbound I-35
The State Patrol says neither were wearing seat belts.
Best Buy makes job cuts weeks after warning of soft sales
The Richfield retailer has been dealing with a shift in consumer trends.
Man makes 'vague comments' about Jewish people, smashes own car with club
It happened at a course that was founded as a Jewish country club 100 years ago.
Suspect of home invasion, murder in Minneapolis arrested in Wisconsin
There have been 57 deaths reported as homicides in Minneapolis this year.
Gophers slip by W. Michigan, improve to 3-0
Just a few weeks into the 2012 college football season, the Minnesota Gophers already have three wins – the same number they had in each of the last two seasons. On Saturday, backup quarterback Max Shortell had touchdown passes on his first three possessions after starter MarQueis Gray went out with an ankle and knee injury. The team survived a late Western Michigan rally and is now looking forward to Syracuse in a night game next week.
Haula, Patterson lead Gophers to 5-0 win over Alaska-Anchorage
Erik Haula's two goals and one assist boosted his nation-leading scoring total to 17 points in 7 games. Kent Patterson's 22 saves gave him his fourth shutout. And the high-flying Gophers sailed to a 5-0 win over their nemesis in Anchorage.
Gophers rally, but fall to Northwestern 21-13 in bid for homecoming win
University of Minnesota back-up quarterback Max Shortell rallied the Gophers late in the fourth quarter but the team fell short in its loss to Northwestern 21-13 Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. Shortell came in for MarQuies Gray, who got the start for the Gophers but reinjured his ankle in the third quarter.
Plouffe, Span provide heroics in 4-3 win over KC
Josh Willingham hit his 34th home run of the season and drove in a pair of runs but it was Trevor Plouffe and Denard Span providing the heroics in the late innings. Plouffe hit a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the ninth and Denard Span hit a walk-off double in the tenth to give the Twins a 4-3 win.
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