Republicans in the Lake Minnetonka area have chosen Tea Party organizer Cindy Pugh over 22-year State Rep. Steve Smith. Pugh was inspired by U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann to run for office and criticized Smith as a career politician. Smith had union backing after his support for a new Vikings stadium.
Previously winless Nebraska blows out Gophers 53-28
Minnesota fought back from a 28-0 deficit but didn't last.