The South African Olympic runner and double amputee known as the "Blade Runner" is inspiring a Coon Rapids boy to do anything he sets his mind to. Eli Guthrie, 8, has the same congenital birth defect as Oscar Pistorius, and like the runner, had both his legs amputated below the knee as an infant. Guthrie told KARE-TV that Pistorius makes him "want to run around and be in the Olympics and be kind of like him."
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.
Minnesota runner wins DQ appeal, reinstated in Olympic trials
Gabriele Anderson, a Minnesotan who twice beat cancer on her way to the Olympic trials as a 1,500-meter runner, has won her appeal to be reinstated after being disqualified on the heat sheet for Sunday's final in Eugene, Ore. Anderson had qualified Friday with a time of 4 minutes, 10.08 seconds, seventh-best in two semifinal heats, but was disqualified after another runner claimed Anderson impeded her.
Chas Betts maintains Minnesotan streak at Olympics
Chas Betts, of St. Michael, Minn., will take the mat at the 2012 Olympics on Tuesday. Betts maintains a streak of the Greco-Roman wrestling Olympic squad having at least one Minnesotan going back to the 1968 Summer Games.
Gophers' Kelci Bryant earns Olympic berth in diving
University of Minnesota diver Kelci Bryant is headed to the Olympics in London. Bryant and Abby Johnston won the 3-meter springboard synchro final at the Olympic trials in suburban Seattle.
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