Opening arguments were heard Tuesday in the domestic assault trial of Vikings cornerback Chris Cook. While the prosecution contends Cook's alleged actions were the result of a jealous man, the defense says Cook's accuser was the aggressor -- with the football player having the "right to protect himself."
Body recovered from Mississippi River near hydro plant in St. Paul
Authorities say the body appeared to have been in the river for months.
Charges: Lakeville driver didn't call 911 after fatally striking teen on bicycle
The 15-year-old boy was killed while riding his bike along a route he frequented.
Little Falls man killed in ATV crash over holiday weekend
The 55-year-old apparently lost control and was partially ejected from the vehicle on Sunday.
Police chief reveals new details in 'heartbreaking' search for Elle Ragin
Police reveal new details that led investigators to Stearns County.
Subway overhauling menu, offering 1M free subs on July 12
The "Subway Series" menu change is set to take over beginning July 12.
Watch: Fireworks fired at people, buildings in downtown Minneapolis
Footage shared widely on social media shows chaotic scenes downtown on Fourth of July evening.
Search for missing Elle Ragin shifts to park in Stearns County
Mississippi River County Park is closed to the public until further notice.
Developing derecho likely to blast southwest Minnesota
Damaging winds up to 90 mph are the main threat.
Someone is sending St. Paul resident unsolicited grape jelly
A resident said they received a large number of deliveries containing only jars of jelly.
Family identifies 15-year-old bicyclist killed by suspected drunk driver
A GoFundMe page has been created to support his family.
Vikings' Chris Cook to claim self-defense in alleged domestic assault
An attorney for the Minnesota Vikings cornerback says his client will contest two felony charges, including domestic assault by strangulation and third-degree domestic assault.
Jurors deliberating Chris Cook domestic assault case
Closing arguments in the trial of the Vikings cornerback recapped the jury's choice between two accounts. Cook either choked and hit his girlfriend in a jealous rage or defended himself from her attack.
What will the Vikings do with Cook?
The Vikings' secondary is in dire need of a talented players. Who will those players be? Nobody will know until free-agency begins and the draft concludes. Embattled cornerback Chris Cook could be back with the team, but nobody knows if his legal trouble will allow him on the field.
Vikings' Chris Cook: 'I have to earn their trust again'
Vikings cornerback Chris Cook, who missed the final 10 games of 2011 as he battled a felony domestic assault charge, tells Fox Sports North he has work to do in the offseason to earn the trust of his teammates again.
Viking Chris Cook facing 2nd felony charge
Vikings cornerback Chris Cook will now answer to a second felony assault charge. The Star Tribune reports the woman who accuses Cook of choking her now claims she suffered hearing loss after the alleged attack. Cook is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday before Hennepin County District Judge Robert Small.
Vikings' Cook on Twitter: 'easy to unfollow if u don't like me tweets'
Embattled Vikings cornerback Chris Cook tweeted this on Monday: "easy to unfollow if u don't like me tweets! Mind your business I don't always have to tweet about certain things! I tweet for entertainment."
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