An 0-6 freefall capped by a season-ending loss to the Minnesota Gophers was too much for Illinois coach Ron Zook to handle. He was fired Sunday after starting the season 6-0.
Animal Humane Society plans trailblazing new campus
Take a look inside the plans for a first-of-its-kind adoption center and animal care campus.
Minnesota reports 'concerning level' of syphilis cases
The Minnesota Department of Health says most of the cases are being discovered in the northern part of the state.
Airport police intercept 5,600 fentanyl pills headed to St. Cloud
Three were arrested following a police raid in St. Cloud.
Kris Lindahl files trademark for 'iconic' arms out pose
"The pose has become iconic," Lindahl said.
Man shot inside Oakdale movie theater expected to survive
The 23-year-old victim underwent surgery and is recovering at the hospital.
Driver falls asleep, crashes through motel wall near Duluth
Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, June 29
One of the newly reported deaths was a person aged 15-19 from Yellow Medicine County.
Alabama replaces Toby Keith as headliner at MN music festival
The Lakefront Music Festival is set to take place in Prior Lake on July 8-9.
Preview: Gophers vs. Illinois
Minnesota (15-6, 3-5) is looking for redemption when they host Illinois Saturday night. The Gophers' lost to the Illini after double-overtime a month ago. Tubby Smith told the Star Tribune that the team is desperate for wins after starting the Big Ten conference 0-4. Minnesota went on to win three in a row, but Michigan State outmuscled the Gophers ending that streak Wednesday.
Gophers become bowl eligible with 17-3 win over Illinois
The Golden Gophers became bowl eligible for the first time since 2009 Saturday with a 17-3 victory over Illinois in Champaign, Ill. The Gophers improved to 6-4 overall and 2-4 in the Big Ten with the win.
Minnesota State-Mankato hires new head hockey coach
Mike Hastings has agreed to replace Troy Jutting who was fired after 12 seasons with the Mavericks men's hockey team. Free Press reports Hastings signed a four-year contract worth $225,000 a year. Minnesota State-Mankato has struggled in the WCHA finishing 11th in the last two seasons.
Football Gophers end on a high note, beat Illinois 27-7
The Gophers' season was filled with ups and downs, but a dominating win over Illinois means optimism for Jerry Kill and Minnesota going forward.
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