On Nov. 12, 1892, William W. "Pudge" Heffelfinger becomes the first professional football player in history. The Minneapolis native signs to play with the Allegheny Athletic Association, and is paid $500 for his role in the 4-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Athletic Club.
Kirk Ciarocca returning to Gophers as offensive coordinator
The architect of the 2019 offense will look to revive the Gophers.
Klobuchar says Congress should pass law to protect abortion rights
Her comments came as the Supreme Court appears poised to weaken — or gut — Roe v. Wade
Police ask for public's help finding Mpls. woman missing a week
The 36-year-old hasn't been seen or heard from recently.
Hello, winter: List of the coldest wind chills in MN Monday morning
The state went from a relatively mild start of the season, to downright frigid wind chills.
1 CWD-positive deer in Brainerd Lakes area, so surveillance will continue
The CWD monitoring measures were supposed to end after this year.
MN program will train, hire 1,000 nursing assistants for long-term care
The facilities are facing a severe staffing shortage.
Minnesota State Fair reestablishes a police department
The fair had been contracting with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office.
Minnetonka to consider removing middle school mask requirement
The school board has been impressed by vaccination rates among middle school students.
Friday winter storm could hit Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard is already monitoring the forecast.
Teen student arrested for threats toward MN middle school
The Sauk Rapids middle school and high school were closed Monday.
Rally for trans child outed during Hastings school board race draws big crowd
Hastings has been in the spotlight since the child's family was featured in a CNN story.
Who was the first Minnesota Vikings player inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
On Aug. 2, 1986, the first player who played the majority of his career with the Vikings was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. On Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, linebacker/defensive end Chris Doleman will be the latest Viking to be enshrined in Canton, Ohio. Who was the first Minnesota Vikings player to be inducted? Click the headline above for the answer ...
MN History Quiz: Who was the first third-party Minnesota governor?
Was it: A) Jesse Ventura B) Harold Stassen C) Floyd B. Olson For the answer click on the headline above...
Sports MN Quiz: Which Twin was the first player in MLB history to DH?
This former Minnesota Twin not only made history by becoming baseball's first designated hitter -- but he also drove in seven runs in his debut in that spot in the lineup. For the answer, click on the headline above.
How did Albert Lea gain the county seat in Freeborn Co. in 1860?
On Nov. 6, 1860, Albert Lea was named the county seat in Freeborn County over Itasca. How was it decided? A) By a horse race. B) By the Minnesota Legislature. C) By the flip of a coin. For the answer, click on the headline above...
MN History Quiz: Which Minn. governor was the target of an alleged kidnapping?
On Nov. 13, 1970, police arrest a man on charges of conspiracy to kidnap Minnesota's governor and a member of the St. Paul city council. Who were the targets? A) Rudy Perpich and Ron Maddox. B) Al Quie and Dave Thune. C) Harold LeVander and Rosalie Butler. For the answer, click on the headline above...
Who hit the first walkoff home run at Target Field?
On Aug. 17, 2010, a home run decided a dramatic Twins game against arch-rival Chicago in the bottom of the 10th inning. Who hit it? A) Justin Morneau B) Jason Kubel C) Jim Thome For the answer, click on the headline above...
Who won the first running of Grandma's Marathon?
On June 25, 1977, a road race transformed Duluth with the first running of Grandma's Marathon. Who was the first person across the finish line from Two Harbors to Canal Park? Was it: A) Dick Beardsley B) Doug Kurtis C) Garry Bjorklund For the answer, click on the headline above.
Who was the first Twin to homer twice in the same inning?
On Aug. 23, 2009,Twins history was made when this player became the first in a Minnesota uniform to hit two home runs in one inning. Was it: A) Brendan Harris B) Michael Cuddyer C) Justin Morneau For the answer, click on the headline above...
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