The basketball Gophers will find out as early as tonight how tough they are without team leader Trevor Mbakwe, who is out for the season. Minnesota (12-1) takes on Illinois (11-2) to begin the Big Ten portion of their 2011-12 schedule.
The Raptor Center says downward trend holding for avian influenza
A "baby shower" fundraising campaign hopes to help return young raptors to the wild.
Commemorative street name for Prince approved in Minneapolis
The block next to the First Avenue nightclub will be named Prince Rogers Nelson Way.
Monitoring severe storm threat Saturday-Tuesday in Minnesota
The holiday weekend won't be a washout, but multiple rounds of strong and severe storms are possible.
Charges: St. Cloud meth dealer had numerous weapons. body armor
Shawn Lawrence Jacobs, 38, faces 12 felony-level charges.
South Minneapolis tenants declare rent strike; allege unsafe conditions
A group of Powderhorn Park residents say they'll withhold May rent due to health and safety concerns.
Threats involving 2 students at West St. Paul middle school
Police said there is no reason to be concerned for the safety of the rest of the student body at Heritage E-Stem Magnet Middle School.
Controversial Two Harbors mayor told: Resign or face recall election
The mayor has come under scrutiny for unusual behavior this year.
3M fined $2.8M for hazardous waste violations in Cottage Grove
The company's violations spanned more than two decades.
Couple charged after $75k worth of fentanyl pills seized during traffic stop
Christopher James Payne and Kaley Maria Wethern have been charged in the seizure.
Appeal to find man, 30, missing near Mille Lacs Lake since early April
Mille Lacs Band Tribal Police issued the appeal.
Rodney Williams powers Minnesota past Virginia Tech in Big Ten/ACC Challenge
The Gophers' basketball team debuted without Trevor Mbakwe Wednesday night and walked out of Williams Arena with a 58-55 win over Virginia Tech in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Rodney Williams played his best game of the season, finishing with 14-points and 8-rebounds.
U of M's Mbakwe applies for another year of eligibility with Gophers
Trevor Mbakwe wants an NCAA waiver that would make him eligible to play another year of college basketball. He's not saying whether he'd actually use that extra year at the U of M, but says he'd like the option to come back. Mbakwe was leading the Gophers in scoring and rebounding when he blew out his knee during a November holiday tournament.
Gophers' Mbakwe tweets about 'unfinished business'
It sounds like Trevor Mbakwe really wants to return to the Gophers next year now that he’s been granted an extra year of eligibility. While he hasn’t officially confirmed he’s coming back, Mbakwe was on Twitter last night writing, “Unfinished business ...I can’t go out like this.”
Mbakwe surgery goes well
Gopher basketball senior Trevor Mbakwe successfully completed surgery for a torn ACL Friday, coach Tubby Smith said. Mbakwe was leading the Gophers in scoring when he went down with the injury in late November. Mbakwe is not expected to return to the Gopher’s lineup this year.
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