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MSU president requests state auditor review Hoffner firing

Minnesota State University-Mankato President Richard Davenport is requesting a review of the processes school officials followed over the last year and a half in their dealings with Todd Hoffner, the football coach who was fired and eventually reinstated.

Women's workplace protections get Senate OK

The Minnesota Senate has approved a comprehensive package of workplace protections for women, which are designed to address the "gender pay gap" between male and female workers.

"Digital Shadow:" New website creates profile of you from Facebook data

“Creepy” seems to be the word most often used to describe a much buzzed-about new website that mines your Facebook data to spit out a frighteningly intimate portrait of your life, some users say.

DNR's EagleCam chicks could take flight soon

They grow up so fast, don’t they? The three bald eagle chicks that have gotten worldwide attention after being featured on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources EagleCam are almost ready to take off on their maiden flight.

 North Dakota oil fields – new tourist hot spot?

Fascination about the oil boom in western North Dakota is leading to a mini-boom of guided tours to cater to visitors interested in seeing what all the fuss is about.

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Dean Evason

Wild fall flat against Predators, lose first game of season

The Wild couldn't stay out of the penalty box in a 5-2 loss.

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Search for Wisconsin woman whose vehicle was found near Hinckley

Ashley L. Miller, 33, was reported missing on Sep. 24 after her vehicle was found without her in it.

Dak Prescott

Report: Dak Prescott will be 'ready to go' for matchup with Vikings

The Dallas quarterback is expected to be available for next Sunday's showdown.

Eddie Rosario

Where Eddie Rosario's championship series heroics rank since 2000

The former Twin put together an all-timer to help the Braves reach the World Series.

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2 dead after plane crashes near residence in rural Wisconsin

The aircraft also struck the house during the crash.

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1 dead after van crashes and lands on Highway 100 in Brooklyn Center

Northbound Highway 100 was shut down following the crash Saturday night.

Jess Peterson

Woman killed in crash ID'd as 'bad ass biker chick' with 'giving spirit'

The 30-year-old died in a motorcycle crash on Oct. 19.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves' defense fuels win over Pelicans

The Wolves' have bought in on the defensive end as part of a 2-0 start.

Minnesota Wild

Ryan Hartman's OT goal helps Wild stay undefeated

The Wild improved to 4-0 with a win over the Ducks.

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Gophers pound Maryland to stay in Big Ten West race

Four different players scored a rushing touchdown in a 34-16 victory over Maryland.