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Ex-Gopher QB charged in Mankato assault

Former University of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson was charged Monday with two felony charges for reportedly assaulting a former Minnesota State University, Mankato football player early Sunday morning. The victim has serious head injuries.

Waseca teen accused in terror plot denies charges

The Waseca teenager who is accused in a plot to kill his family and bomb his school denied the charges against him in court on Monday.

1-year old boy falls from 11th story balcony in Minneapolis

A 1-year-old boy survived an 11-story fall from the balcony of a Minneapolis apartment building Sunday night. Police say the boy slipped through the railings on the balcony. He is in critical condition.

After-hours overtime very high among American workers

Recent studies say 81 percent of U.S. employees check their work email outside of work hours. All of those "extra work” hours add up to nearly another full day of work per week.

Lynx head coach to be assistant on USA women's team

Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve has been selected by USA Basketball to be an assistant coach on the 2014 FIBA women’s world championship team. The tournament will be held in September.

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Nurses on strike

Nurses start 3-day strike at Allina WestHealth in Plymouth

A "last attempt" at negotiations failed to produce an agreement last Wednesday.

boating minnesota lake

Minnesota has experienced its deadliest boating season since 2005

Minnesota has seen 17 boating-related deaths so far this year.

Drew Doughty

Kirill Kaprizov makes Kings’ Doughty eat his words

The Kings defenseman isn't a fan of the Wild star's new deal.

Quinn Olson / UMD Hockey

Watch: UMD's Olson goes between-the-legs to set up highlight goal

Another Saturday. Another highlight for a Minnesota college hockey team.

Gopher Hockey

Watch: No-call lifts Gophers to OT victory over St. Cloud State

A blatant hook marred a top-four battle in St. Cloud.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Driver killed after crashing into parked semi-trailer

The crash occurred on the 5800 block of University Avenue Northeast.

Mike Zimmer

Vikings-Panthers: 5 things you can count on happening

The Vikings will look to open things up in Carolina.

Tanner Morgan/Gopher Football

Morgan's resurgence, Nebraska's miscues help Gophers hold on

The Gophers quarterback threw a pair of touchdowns in a 30-23 victory.