Minnesota came in as the 16th biggest money-making team out of the NCAA's 339 schools last year -- with a profit of about $8 million. The Gophers didn't do as well when it comes to fans. Minnesota ranked 24th in attendance with an average of 13,241 fans attending their games.
Ant ejected, Wolves blow huge lead and lose to slumping Hawks
The Timberwolves missed another opportunity to get over .500.
NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements
The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.
Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death
The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.
Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint
The suspect faces three separate felony charges.
St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years
He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.
High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead
Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.
Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results
Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.
UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit
The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.
Friend arrives at couple's home, stabs one of them after being asked to leave
The couple say their friend was "not acting right."
Gopher basketball opens season Friday against American University
Williams Arena is the place to be Friday night if you’re a Gopher basketball fan. The men’s team opens the season against American University. It marks the start of a season in which Minnesota hopes to end a two-year drought and return to the NCAA tournament.
Gopher game attendance hits low point despite big win
The Minnesota Gophers celebrated their first Big 10 Conference win on Saturday, an important 44-28 triumph over Purdue. But relatively few were there to see it: The new TCF was the smallest crowd in the new TCF Bank stadium's four-year history, just 41,062, well below 50,000 capacity, the Business Journal reports.
Minnesota ranks No. 3 for highest college loan debt
College students in Minnesota carry the third-highest average loan debt in the nation, at $29,739 per student, according to a new report. And the state ranks No. 5 on a list of graduates who carry student loan debt – 71 percent. Nationwide, about two-thirds of students graduate with debt.
Twin Cities music scene hits a high note in Livability rankings
The web site that ranks places to live by various criteria digs our sound. First Avenue, The Fine Line, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Basilica Block Party contributed to our number two ranking. Full disclosure: New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville were off the table for the rankings.
State Fair nearly breaks attendance record despite weekend drama
Reports of injury and assault at the Minnesota State Fair during its final weekend didn't hinder attendance numbers. The fair reports an increase of about 20,000 fairgoers compared to last year. More than 1.78 million trekked to the Great Minnesota Get-Together – the second all-time highest attendance and just short of an all-time record in 2009.
Gopher men's basketball starts new season with high hopes
The Gopher men's basketball team starts the season Friday night with their All-Star festivities at Williams Arena. Minnesota is getting national respect from Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Eisenberg, who says they have a great shot to reach the NCAA Tournament and "do some damage" when they get there.
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