Mayor R.T. Rybak is experimenting with another form of tailgating before Vikings' home games called "railgating," a party along the Hiawatha light rail line between Park and 5th Avenues. The city wants to allow about two dozen food trucks and a beer stand to create a more vibrant game-day experience in anticipation of the new stadium in 2016. The city will test-run "railgating" Sept. 23.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end
Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery
The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.
COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.
2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame
White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.
Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka
The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.
6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk
The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.
Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner
"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.
Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis
The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.
Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise
“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.
Jared Allen: Vikings fans deserve new stadium
Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is sticking his neck out on the stadium issue. He says fans deserve a new place to cheer the Purple simply because the addition of tailgating would create a better game-day atmosphere for the paying customers. He also says the Metrodome is beyond outdated, joking that the Vikings' locker room has four showers with hot water
Vikes to make 'game day' decision on E.J. Henderson
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier says he'll decide Sunday if he'll start linebacker E.J. Henderson, who has missed the last two practices with a sore knee. Henderson tells the Star Tribune he's "pretty confident" he'll be ready to play, but Frazier says he wants to be cautious with the injury.
Is it the Lions' turn to dominate the Vikings?
It seems like the Detroit Lions have been in rebuilding mode forever. Pretty much every head coach in Vikings history has dominated the Lions with a high winning percentage. This year however Detroit is 2-0 and looking good. Can Leslie Frazier be the next Vikings coach to kick the Lions around?
Minneapolis mayor says city has two or three great options for Vikings stadium
The city is putting together a more aggressive pitch to keep the team downtown. Mayor R.T. Rybak says the city has two or three options on the table, including the Metrodome site, the farmer's market and land owned by Xcel Energy behind the basilica. Gov. Dayton has said he wants every proposal for a stadium on his desk by early next week.
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