NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has denied the appeal of punishments doled out to the New Orleans Saints for their bounty system. That makes it certain that the Saints' Sean Payton will not coach at all next season. He'll be suspended for the year for the team's policy that rewarded players who knocked opponents - such as the Vikings' Brett Favre - out of games with injuries.
Stillwater teen drowned while helping save friend struggling in river
The 17-year-old was identified Friday.
Nation's first city-owned electric car share service launches in Twin Cities
Subscriptions cost between $0-$30 a month.
Stevens County may have been hit the hardest by Thursday storms
The entire county was without power after the storms blew through Thursday evening.
3 killed, 1 critical after trio of crashes in Minnesota Thursday
One person also faces life-threatening injuries in a crash that happened in Olmsted County.
Mora woman saves pelican caught in fishing line for days
A birthday fishing trip shapes into a heroic tale.
Doc depicting MN dancer's journey with paralysis debuts at Twin Cities film festival
The film surrounds St. Paul-born Kelsey Peterson, who continues to pursue her passions in dance after being paralyzed from the chest down in 2012.
Gallery: Rare opportunity to own a home on historic Milwaukee Avenue
All the houses on the avenue front onto a pedestrian mall in south Minneapolis.
Banned items at the MN GOP State Convention attract attention
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Minnesota part of the top 2 hurricane force wind events since 2004
Photo above shows the ominous view in Marshall, Minnesota as a dangerous line of storms approached Thursday afternoon.
DFL efforts to pass abortion, reproductive health bills blocked in Senate
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NFL suspends Saints coach Sean Payton over 'bounty list'
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton for a full year. The suspension stems from a bounty system the league says the Saints maintained for three years that paid defensive players to knock opposing players out of games, including the 2009 NFC Championship game against the Vikings.
Appeals panel overturns player suspensions in Saints bounty scandal
A three-member appeals panel overturned player suspensions for the “Bounty 4," Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, free agent Anthony Hargrove, Browns linebacker Scott Fujita and Saints defensive end Will Smith. The suspensions are immediately void and the case is being sent back to the NFL where Commissioner Roger Goodell can reconsider discipline.
Saints' Vilma files appeal of year-long suspension
Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is appealing his season-long suspension for his part in BountyGate. Vilma says NFL commissioner Roger Goodell shouldn’t have the final say in the matter. Vilma reportedly offered $10,00 to the player who forced Brett Favre out of 2009 NFC title game.
Players union files grievance against NFL in Saints bounty case
The NFL Players Association is challengings NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's authority to suspend four current and former New Orleans players who took part in the Saints' bounty program, which targeted former Vikings quarterback Brett Favre.
BountyGate: Vilma sues Goodell
Saints' linebacker Jonathan Vilma filed a defamation lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday. Goodell has said Vilma led the team's bounty program and offered thousands of dollars to injure opposing team's star players. Vilma's attorney says the false claims have "harmed Jonathan's reputation and ability to make a living."
Reaction: Saints stunned by suspensions
The Saints were stunned and left speechless Wednesday after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell dropped the hammer on them for putting price tags on their opponents heads during their run to the 2009-10 Super Bowl. Needless to say, the likes of Chris Kluwe and other fired up members of purple country had something to say.
Favre refuses to make 'big deal' out of Saints bounty scandal
Former Vikings quarterback Brett Favre says he's happy the truth is finally coming out about the New Orleans Saints bounty program. He tells Sports Illustrated "some of their guys should have been fined more" for cheap shots during the 2009 NFC Championship Game. But in the end, Favre says the biggest thing that bugs him is that Minnesota lost.
NFL suspends Vilma for 2012 season for role in BountyGate scandal
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has suspended Jonathan Vilma for all of 2012 for his role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. Three other Saints drew suspensions, ranging from three games to eight games.
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