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|Kittson County video sheds light on wolves11 hours agoMinnesota News / 2 h. 38 min. ago more|
There's a lot of "I seen it on the Internet" misinformation or fake news floating around out there these days, but a Facebook video post from the Kittson County Sheriff's Office in far northwest Minnesota caught my attention Friday morning.
|French Metal Artist Now Calls Minnesota Home - U.S. News & World ReportGoogle News / 2 h. 47 min. ago more|
French Metal Artist Now Calls Minnesota HomeU.S. News & World ReportIn this Dec. 1, 2017 photo, Sebastien Richer, a master metalsmith, works on a coffee table in his shop in Dodge Center, Minn. His artistry is in his ability to mold and shape metal in any way he wants. (Joe Ahlquist/The Rochester Post-Bulletin via AP ...
|Volunteers Help Observe Weather in Minnesota - U.S. News & World ReportGoogle News / 2 h. 47 min. ago more|
U.S. News & World ReportVolunteers Help Observe Weather in MinnesotaU.S. News & World ReportIn this Dec. 6, 2017 photo, volunteer weather observer Christine Olson talks about her activities and describes her routine entering precipitation totals into the weather service reporting page at her home in Chisholm, Minn. (Mark Sauer /The Mesabi ...and more »
|Family Of Man Killed By St. Paul Police Speaks After Ramsey Cty. Atty. Declines ChargesCBSlocal.com / 3 h. 30 min. ago more|
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Community members came together Sunday to protest Ramsey County Attorney John Choi’s decision to not prosecute the St. Paul police officers who killed a man earlier this year. In March, two officers shot and killed Cordale Handy while responding to a domestic incident. The officers say Handy pointed a gun at them before they opened fire. He was shot seven times. Handy’s family says the shooting was unjustified — and argues the investigation wasn’t transparent. “When I think of Cordale, my heart skips a beat. So that’s all day, everyday,” Cordale’s mother Kimberly Handy Jones said. “One loss to one of us is a loss to all of us. And an injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.” Sunday’s event was hosted by Black Lives Matter Minnesota, New North and Blue Lies Matter.
|Fans, Teammates Cheer Bridgewater’s Return To The FieldCBSlocal.com / 3 h. 43 min. ago more|
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Vikings were so far ahead Sunday they did what a lot of teams like to do when possible — get their backup quarterback in the game to get some reps, in case he’s needed in the playoffs. Except, it’s not your ordinary backup-quarterback-entering-the-game situation when it’s Teddy Bridgewater making his return. The noise was deafening — a standing ovation so loud, Teddy Bridgewater had to cover his ears just to hear the play call. “It was amazing. Hearing the crowd chanting and things like that,” he said. “Great just being out there. I have a ton of people to thank, for getting me to this point. I can’t name them all, but it was just a huge milestone, and to be able to go out there, call plays in the huddle, look the guys in the eye, sell hope to those guys, it was a great feeling.” It had been 23 months — 707 days — since Bridgewater had last played in a game that wasn’t an exhibition. And it seemed like maybe his teammates were even more happy than he was. “I was pumped. I really was,” Case Keenum said. “I was so excited for Teddy to get back out there. He’s such a good dude. And I have the utmost respect for him. I may have been one of the guys trying to start the ‘Teddy’ chant there.” “It was just great to be back out there with Teddy. It’s been amazing watching him battle back,” Jerick McKinnon said. “To get out there and get the ovation that he did and that he deserves.” “It was special,” Stefon Diggs said. “Everybody was there when he went down, and to see him come back, and get back in the game it was special for everybody to see. Heartwarming for sure, for everybody, and the fans and everybody in the stadium. You felt the energy.” “The way I see it, you have a group of men in this locker room, who uplifted their brother, throughout a hard time in his life. And to see them so supportive of me, it motivated me,” Bridgewater said. “I’m fortunate to pick up right where my dream left off. So that right there, nothing tops that. I’m happy that I was able to experience it at home, in front of this crowd. They’ve been so supportive of me also. Through the tweets, emails, messages, it’s just a great experience today.” A day a long time coming.
|History Takes Flight At Northwest Airlines MuseumCBSlocal.com / 3 h. 56 min. ago more|
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) — There’s a little-known place in the Twin Cities where history is taking flight. For decades, Northwest Airlines was headquartered in the Twin Cities before they merged with Delta in 2008. But the airline is far from forgotten. In this week’s Finding Minnesota, we take you to the new Northwest Museum in Bloomington. “Everybody knows about pilots and flight attendants and yes their work is very important. But they don’t get off the ground without us,” said Bruce Kitt. Spoken like a true aircraft mechanic. Which is exactly what Kitt was for Northwest Airlines for 26 years. Now, instead of working on planes, he’s working to keep history alive. “It had grown from a small, little, regional airline to, especially after World War II, it became a global airline,” said Kitt, executive director of the Northwest Airlines History Center. And everything that airline stood for, for 80-plus years, can now be found on the third floor of the Crowne Plaza Air in Bloomington. It was the hotel that wanted the Northwest museum here. (credit: CBS) “As the Godfather said, they made us an offer we couldn’t refuse,” said Kitt. The museum is like going down a runway of airline artifacts. Northwest got its start in 1926, and really took off during World War II. The military used their planes to fly from Minneapolis all the way to the Aleutian Islands. “Based on that experience, Northwest got used to flying long distances in terrible weather,” said Kitt. And after the war, that helped Northwest become one of the first legacy airlines to have non-stop service to Asia. The commercials always featured a “gong” noise at the end. “[The gong] is one of the most asked about artifacts when guests come into the museum,” said Kitt. And it’s one one of 4,000 artifacts in the museum. That includes a history of uniforms dating back to when a flight attendant was known as a stewardess. “The women were not allowed to be married. They had to be under 30. They had to look a certain way, weigh a certain amount,” said Chuck Huntley, director of operations. That all changed in the sixties. Though, Northwest and other airlines may have been a bit “delayed” in their policies and their uniforms. “As you can see, these were what I refer to as the Austin Powers era,” said Huntley. Well before Northwest merged with Delta in 2008, the airline was known for having a huge fleet of “whales” — an affectionate nickname for 747s. At its peak, Northwest had more 747s than any other airline. They took pleasure-seekers and professionals to nearly 200 destinations around the word. Proving that, as their old saying goes, “some people just know how to fly.” “Northwest gave them the ability, especially after 1947, they could go from Minneapolis to anywhere in the world their business needed them. This is what put the Upper Midwest on the map,” said Kitt. For more information on when you can visit the museum, check out the Northwest Airlines History Center Facebook page.
|Metro Transit Workers Vote On Tentative ContractCBSlocal.com / 3 h. 57 min. ago more|
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As Minnesota Vikings fans were flooding into U.S. Bank Stadium — feeling a hint of Super Bowl fever — Metro Transit union workers were cuing up for a crucial vote. What they decide will have a huge impact on the lives of Super Bowl fans come late January. “It’s never easy,” explains Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005 president, Mark Lawson. He’s referring to the tentative contract now being voted on by the 2,500 members who operated MTC buses and trains. Depending on how they vote will determine a Super Bowl snarl or super relief. Lawson calls it a fair deal, adding, “we didn’t get everything we wanted, they didn’t get everything they wanted, and we made a good compromise.” For the past six months talks between MTC management and union negotiators were going nowhere. In November union members voted overwhelmingly to reject management’s offer and authorize a strike. That strike would take place during the upcoming Super Bowl LII, promising to shut down mass transit and creating a catastrophic mess on streets and highways. Clearly, the mere thought of a strike was the push both sides needed to reach a fair and equitable resolution. The thought of a bitter strike in bitter weather is very much on the minds of those voting, like driver Michael Coats. “Because we all have bills to pay. Bills don’t stop when you are out on strike. So that would be the last thing that all of us would want,” Coats said. A proposed three-year deal proposes to increase worker wages 2.5 percent a year. But more importantly perhaps, the deal satisfies a union demand to address and remedy driver’s safety concerns. “It’s been an issue forever,” says 20 year veteran driver, Ed Selinske. Selinske wants to see protective shields in all buses in the MTC fleet. Metro Transit wants to experiment with various devices, beginning in 21 MTC buses. “There’s no reason for experimentation, we’ve got too many drivers out there being assaulted, being dragged out of their seats and beat up,” Selinske said. Still, the compromise might very well be enough of an initial step to win over rank-and-file. “This comes down to democracy, and we’ll see how the vote turns out,” Lawson said. Certainly, it’s not everything the union wanted. But it may very well keep mass transit moving in these crucial months ahead. Members will have until 4:00 p.m. Monday to cast ballots and results will be known later that evening.
|‘This Is Our Year’: Vikings Fans Thinking Super Bowl After Clinching DivisionCBSlocal.com / 3 h. 58 min. ago more|
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Vikings fans walked out of U.S. Bank Stadium on cloud nine. All happy that the Vikings are the 2017 NFC North Division Champs. A sea of purple and gold walked out of U.S. Bank Stadium feeling good about what they just witnessed. Inside, on the field, their Vikings beat up on the Cincinnati Bengals to clinch the 2017 NFC North Division Championship. “What do you mean clinch it, we’re doing more than clinching it, we’re taking the Super Bowl, we’re going all the way,” said Nico Contreras. Fans have their sights set on Super Bowl weekend, and a game featuring the hometown team. Many we spoke with say the play of the game has them believing anything is possible. “When [Eric Kendricks] snatched that ball he fully extended to get it. He literally went his full extension to catch that ball,” said Contreras. At the Lotus in Uptown, fans are “turning up” for the Vikings. Tommy South says Sunday’s game has him so fired up that he is changing his wedding day plans. “We’re getting married next year. But I told her, I said, we’re going to backup, if we go to the Super Bowl, I want to have the wedding at the Super Bowl,” said Tommy South. “I don’t know if the Super Bowl will allow us to get married there but that would be great, it would make him happy,” said his fiancé Chai. Lotus customers know if they’re lucky a player or two walk may walk in. Remember Dalvin Cook’s viral video of him cooking his own food in the Lotus kitchen? Sunday it was safety Anthony Harris who walked in after the game for a bowl of hot Pho. “Guess what, this is our year,” said a fan named Sarah. (credit: CBS) All four of these women share the same name and a love for the Minnesota Vikings. They say Sunday’s win will give this team the spark needed to go all the way. “Fifty-two, Super Bowl 52,” said Sarah. “We’re supposed to be there. Cheering on our home team at home, that’s why we’re so excited,” said a fan named Sara. Up next for the Vikes is another border battle. The team heads to Green Bay on Dec. 23 for a match-up against the Packers.
|Drug dealer convicted of murder in Minnesota's teen's overdose - Minneapolis Star TribuneGoogle News / 6 h. 2 min. ago more|
Minneapolis Star TribuneDrug dealer convicted of murder in Minnesota's teen's overdoseMinneapolis Star TribuneJurors convicted a 19-year-old of third-degree murder in connection with the overdose death of an 18-year-old who was found unconscious in his east-central Minnesota home after taking fentanyl-laced oxycodone that was payment for a busted mailbox. The ...
|Wild Drop 2nd Straight Game 4-1 To ChicagoCBSlocal.com / 6 h. 5 min. ago more|
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane scored two slick goals, Corey Crawford made 27 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 Sunday night for their season-high fifth straight win. Ryan Hartman also scored for Chicago, snapping a 17-game drought dating to Oct. 28. Tommy Wingels added a short-handed empty-netter. Matt Dumba scored at 5:56 of the third, spoiling Crawford’s shutout bid on a screened shot from the right point. The Wild dropped their second straight after a four-game winning streak. Kane, who has seven points in his last four games, connected on a one-timer and a breakaway to give him 14 goals this season and four in the last three games. The Chicago forward’s 298th and 299th career goals moved him into fifth place in team history, ahead of Dennis Hull. Alex Stalock made 42 saves his third straight start in place of Minnesota No. 1 goalie Devan Dubnyk, who is sidelined with a lower-body injury. Dumba, a defenseman, has scored Minnesota’s last three goals to increase his total to six. He scored twice in the Wild’s 3-2 loss at home to Edmonton on Saturday. The Wild ousthot the Blackhawks 13-9 in the first and had the better chances, but Kane connected at 10:56 for the only goal of the period. Completing a rush and give-and-go with Nick Schmaltz, Kane ripped in a one-timer from the right circle as Stalock slid across the crease. Crawford came up with several sharp saves to preserve the lead, including a close-in stop on Charlie Coyle with 10 seconds left in the first. The Blackhawks dominated in the second, outshooting Minnesota 22-6. After Stalock stopped several prime chances, Chicago took 2-0 lead on Kane’s second goal, capping a breakaway with 4:24 left. Kane slipped behind the Wild defense, and just as he reached the Minnesota blue line he took Jordan Oesterle’s stretch pass from deep in Chicago territory. Kane accelerated straight down the slot and fired a low shot between Stalock’s pads. Hartman made it 3-0 at 1:41 of third with a determined effort. He picked up the puck along the left boards, plowed to the net and beat Stalock with a high shot on the stick side. Dumba cut it to 3-1 just over 4 minutes later when his drive from the blue line sailed through traffic and over Crawford’s right shoulder. Wingels backhanded in an long empty-netter to complete the scoring with 4 minutes left — and Stalock pulled for an extra attacker during a Minnesota power play. NOTES: Minnesota D Jared Spurgeon returned after missing nine games with a groin injury. … Blackhawks D Jan Rutta missed his second game and D Cody Franson missed his fourth, both with upper-body injuries. … Slumping Chicago LW Richard Panik was a healthy scratch for the third straight game. … Struggling Minnesota LW Marcus Foligno was scratched for the second time in three games. … Wild C Mikko Koivu played Sunday, but now has gone 24 games without a goal and 11 without a point. UP NEXT Wild: At Ottawa on Tuesday night in the second game of four-game trip. Blackhawks: At Dallas on Thursday night to open a stretch of six straight road games. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
|Minnesota ranked 2nd in country for worst drivers - KIMT 3Google News / 7 h. 56 min. ago more|
KIMT 3Minnesota ranked 2nd in country for worst driversKIMT 3The study looked at factors such as citations, DUIs, fatalities, speeting tickets, and accidents. Local drivers were surprised Minnesota ranked worse than states in the south. "The south believes traffic rules are voluntary, not mandatory," John Weyers ...
|McCain Likely To Miss Tax Bill VoteCBSlocal.com / 8 h. 49 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain is returning home to Arizona after being hospitalized for the side effects of his brain cancer treatment and likely will miss a crucial vote on the GOP tax package, President Donald Trump said Sunday. Trump told reporters he had spoken to McCain’s wife, Cindy, after her husband had spent about a week at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. “They’ve headed back, but I understand he’ll come if we ever needed his vote, which hopefully we won’t,” Trump said after returning to the White House from Camp David. “But the word is that John will come back if we need his vote. And it’s too bad. He’s going through a very tough time, there’s no question about it. But he will come back if we need his vote.” Now in his sixth Senate term, McCain, 81, underwent surgery in mid-July to remove a 2-inch (51-millimeter) blood clot in his brain after being diagnosed with glioblastoma. A statement issued last Wednesday by the senator’s office said he was at Walter Reed receiving treatment for the “normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy.” His daughter Meghan McCain tweeted Sunday: “My father is doing well and we are all looking forward to spending Christmas together in Arizona.” Republicans hold a slim 52-48 majority in the Senate, and McCain and Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., missed votes last week. The 80-year-old Cochran had a non-melanoma lesion removed from his nose earlier this week. He is expected to vote this coming week on the tax bill. Republicans secured the support of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker last Friday for the tax measure, and they are poised to pass the bill by a narrow margin in the face of unified Democratic opposition. As a backstop, Vice President Mike Pence would be available to break a tie. A vote is expected in the House on Tuesday and the Senate on Wednesday. If approved, the measure would head to Trump for his signature on what will be his first major legislative accomplishment since taking office 11 months ago. After his summer surgery, McCain rebounded quickly, returning to Washington and entering the Senate on July 25 to a standing ovation from his colleagues. In a dramatic turn, he cast a deciding vote against the Republican health care bill — a move that drew the wrath of Trump and conservatives. McCain’s vote scuttled the seven-year effort by the GOP to dismantle much of President Barack Obama’s health care law. But McCain’s condition has appeared to worsen in recent weeks. He suffered a minor tear in his right Achilles tendon, forcing him to wear a walking brace. McCain eventually began using a wheelchair, with members of his staff pushing him where he needed to go. As a Navy pilot, McCain lived through a July 1967 fire that killed 134 sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War. The following October, his plane was shot down during a bombing mission over Hanoi. He spent more than five years as a prisoner of war. McCain also has survived several bouts with melanoma, a dangerous skin cancer. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
|Woman, 18, Killed In Snowmobile Crash; Man, 21, HospitalizedCBSlocal.com / 9 h. 36 min. ago more|
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – An 18-year-old woman is dead and a man is hospitalized after a snowmobile crash in northern Minnesota Sunday morning. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said it is unclear who was driving the snowmobile when it struck a forestry road gate about 7 miles northwest of Orr at Lost River Road and Ash Lake Camp Road. The crash occurred just before 6:45 a.m. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The 21-year-old man was hospitalized with unknown injuries. The sheriff’s office said the cause of the accident is being investigated. The identities of those involved have not been released.
|Minnesota family desperate to find son who went missing in Denver - The Denver ChannelGoogle News / 9 h. 57 min. ago more|
The Denver ChannelMinnesota family desperate to find son who went missing in DenverThe Denver ChannelDENVER – Several family members flew in from Minnesota this weekend to help search for 29-year-old Adam Gilbertson, who was last seen last Thursday at a Denver nightclub. Gilbertson's sister, brother-in-law and cousin combed through several Denver ...Minnesota native reported missing in Denver9NEWS.comall 4 news articles »
|Mother & Son Arrested In Cyclist’s Hit-&-Run DeathCBSlocal.com / 10 h. 46 min. ago more|
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police have arrested two people in connection with the hit-and-run death of a cyclist in St. Paul. Fifty-two-year-old Jose Hernandez Solano, a dishwasher at Brasa Rotisserie, was biking home from work just after midnight on Nov. 26 when the driver of an SUV hit him at West Seventh Street and Grand Avenue and drove away. Solano was on life support for a week and a half at Regions Hospital. He died Dec. 7. Surveillance cameras captured the moments before and after the crash, and police had been searching for the suspect vehicle for nearly a month. Sunday, St. Paul police tweeted that 47-year-old Abbey Rose Hegner was arrested for aiding an offender, while 28-year-old Dustin Joel Hegner-Royce was arrested for criminal vehicular homicide. Police said the two suspects are mother and son. Abbey Hegner is the owner of the SUV, according to police. They say the incident is still under investigation. Sunday afternoon, dozens of people turned out for a bike ride to honor the victim. They rode together from Brasa to a spot near the crash scene. There they erected a “ghost bike.” It’s painted white and locked to a pole, to mark the location where Solano was hit, and to warn other cyclists to stay safe. “Jose, he was an organ donor. The same night he passed away he saved one person’s life right away, and then two more people. I feel like Jose is going to be around,” Solano’s friend David Hernandez said.
|Vikings rout Bengals 34-7, clinch NFC North - FOXSports.comGoogle News / 11 h. 17 min. ago more|
FOXSports.comVikings rout Bengals 34-7, clinch NFC NorthFOXSports.comMINNEAPOLIS — Mike Zimmer has a second NFC North title in his fourth year in Minnesota, with the Vikings just a few wins away from becoming the first team in history to play in a home-stadium Super Bowl. Zimmer's mentor, Marvin Lewis, is simply ...Wild Drop 2nd Straight Game 4-1 To ChicagoCBS Minnesota / WCCOChicago Blackhawks Host Minnesota Wild Live Streaming, Predictions, And MoreBlackhawk UpPatrick Kane scores twice as Chicago Blackhawks subdue Minnesota WildUPI.comall 61 news articles »
|Man Hospitalized With Hypothermia After Snowmobile Falls Through IceCBSlocal.com / 11 h. 17 min. ago more|
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A man is hospitalized with severe hypothermia after his snowmobile fell through the ice in western Minnesota Sunday. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office, Hubert Hovland was fishing on Walker Lake when his snowmobile broke through thin ice just after noon. Hovland spent about a half-hour in the water before first responders rescued him. Two other people also fell through the ice while trying to rescue Hovland, but they were uninjured, the sheriff’s office said.
|Analysis: Vikings pummel hapless Bengals in Minnesota - Cincinnati.comGoogle News / 11 h. 22 min. ago more|
Cincinnati.comAnalysis: Vikings pummel hapless Bengals in MinnesotaCincinnati.comThis game ended before it started. News breaking that Marvin Lewis would walk away from the Bengals hours before their game against Minnesota translated into the rudderless display you might expect of two teams on opposite ends of the NFL food chain ...Minnesota Vikings Clinch NFC North, Earn Playoff Berth with Win vs. BengalsBleacher ReportMinnesota Vikings: Rapid reactionMinneapolis Star TribuneAJ McCarron part of Cincinnati Bengals' only scoring drive against Minnesota VikingsAL.comNFL.com -Detroit Free Press -Scoutall 483 news articles »
|Vikings Crush Cincinnati, Clinch NFC NorthCBSlocal.com / 11 h. 22 min. ago more|
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings and their loud crowd overwhelmed the Cincinnati Bengals from start to finish, when they put on NFC North champions hats to celebrate the first major milestone of this season with the hope of several more to come. From coaches to players to fans, everyone in purple was able to enjoy a postseason tuneup. Eric Kendricks had an interception return for a touchdown , Case Keenum passed for 236 yards and two scores, and the Vikings clinched the division title with a 34-7 victory over the depleted and disinterested Bengals on Sunday. “To guarantee a home playoff game there? I can’t imagine. I have a feeling it’s going to be even more amped up,” Keenum said. Running backs Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon combined for 37 touches and 242 yards from scrimmage for the Vikings (11-3), who were given quite the reprieve on the schedule after their eight-game winning streak ended at Carolina in the last of three consecutive road trips. “It feels good,” wide receiver Adam Thielen said, “but it was a little bit restrained because there’s still work to do.” The Vikings were never challenged by a Bengals team missing more than half of its starting defense to injuries and met with a morning report by ESPN that head coach Marvin Lewis will not return next season . Lewis said afterward that’s not true, but the Bengals have all kinds of issues to address after losing their last two games by a combined 67-14. “It’s the most disappointed I’ve been in the last couple of years,” said wide receiver A.J. Green, who accounted for two of Cincinnati’s three first downs while starting quarterback Andy Dalton was in the game until midway through the fourth quarter. “It’s been a tough season.” The game went so smoothly for the Vikings that Teddy Bridgewater even made his grand entrance, his first live action in 16 months since a massive knee injury. Bridgewater’s first pass was intercepted, a high throw that bounced off McKinnon’s hands and into the arms of strong safety Shawn Williams deep in Vikings territory. That set up a short touchdown run by Giovani Bernard to keep the Bengals from being shut out for a second time this year. “It was great just being out there,” Bridgewater said. “I have a ton of people to thank for getting me to this point.” Terence Newman also picked off former teammate Andy Dalton , who went just 11 for 22 for 113 yards before the Bengals (5-9) turned to backup A.J. McCarron after the interception by Williams. Keenum completed 20 of 23 passes, including seven easy tosses to McKinnon for 114 yards in the first 100-yard receiving game for a Vikings running back since Onterrio Smith in 2004. With the Bengals already missing both starting cornerbacks and all three regular linebackers, they lost standout free safety George Iloka in the first quarter to a shoulder injury. That left Williams as the only starter in the back seven. About the only bright spot for the Bengals was five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins, who sacked Keenum twice in the first quarter. The Bengals didn’t cross midfield with the ball until less than 3 minutes were left in the third quarter, thanks to a Vikings defense that was as revved up as ever. “The Super Bowl is in their home stadium,” Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap said. “They’ve got everything they want in front of them.” END ZONE FUN Murray scored on a short run to cap the opening drive by the Viking, and Keenum found Stefon Diggs and Kyle Rudolph for touchdown passes in the second and fourth quarters. Rudolph celebrated with a tribute to a better day for the 50-year-old Bengals franchise with his version of the “Ickey Shuffle” that running back Ickey Woods for the 1988 AFC champions. “I felt bad doing it at that point in the game, but as a kid that grew up in Cincinnati, I had to do it,” said Rudolph, who was originally listed as doubtful to play because of an injured ankle. TORMENTING THE MENTOR Vikings coach Mike Zimmer won his first regular-season meeting against his old boss, Lewis, who lost to a former assistant for the first time in eight matchups. Zimmer was the defensive coordinator for the Bengals from 2008-13. The Bengals have never won in six all-time visits to Minnesota. The Vikings were division champions in five of those seasons: 1970, 1989, 1998, 2009 and 2017. INJURY REPORT Bengals: The list of missing starters grew immediately when LT Cedric Ogbuehi (shoulder) left in the first quarter. RT Andre Smith limped off in the fourth quarter. Vikings: RT Mike Remmers (back) returned from a five-game absence, but LT Riley Reiff (ankle) missed his first game of the season. CB Mackensie Alexander (ribs) was out. WR Jarius Wright hurt his foot in the fourth quarter and did not return. UP NEXT Bengals: Play their final home game against Detroit, with the Lions (8-6) still carrying an outside chance at a wild-card spot. Vikings: Travel to Green Bay to face the Packers (7-7) on Saturday night, w (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
|1 Dead, 1 Seriously Hurt Following Wrong-Way Crash In Elk RiverCBSlocal.com / 11 h. 39 min. ago more|
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The State Patrol says one driver is dead and another is seriously hurt following a wrong-way crash Sunday morning in the north metro. The crash happened around 10:15 a.m. on Highway 10 in Elk River, near the Main Street intersection. The State Patrol says a Ford Ranger driven by a 92-year-old man was going the wrong way in the westbound lane when it struck a Chevrolet Equinox driven by a 32-year-old woman. Officials have yet to identify which driver was killed. The State Patrol says more information on the crash will be released Monday morning.
|Don’t Expect Jones To Always Side With Senate DemocratsCBSlocal.com / 12 h. 30 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Doug Jones, who won election to the Senate from staunchly Republican Alabama, insisted to both parties in politically divided Washington Sunday that he’ll leave “all the options on the table” when it comes to his votes next year on issues from immigration to infrastructure. “I’m going to consider anything,” said Jones, explaining that he doesn’t plan on labeling himself a progressive or a conservative Democrat but a “Doug Jones Democrat.” In an early sign, Jones reiterated that he would oppose spending money to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, as President Donald Trump insists upon, and expressed concern that a sweeping GOP tax cut proposal that was on track for approval this week was being “plopped into a vote too quickly.” At the same time, Jones said people should not “expect me to vote solidly for Republicans or Democrats.” The 63-year-old former U.S. attorney made clear he’s ready to move forward even though his Republican opponent in last Tuesday’s special election, Roy Moore, has yet to concede the race. “Alabama has spoken,” Jones said. “I will be ready to go regardless of whether he concedes or not.” Jones’ election will cut the Republicans’ Senate majority to 51-49, when he takes office in early January. White House legislative director Marc Short said the administration was eager to see whether Jones will “actually work to represent the people of Alabama” in a bipartisan way or side with liberal Democrats. Trump has also urged Moore to concede the race. “We hope that frankly Doug Jones will help us change the climate here in Washington,” Short said. During the campaign, Trump chastised Jones as a liberal who would be “terrible” on crime and border security, and a “puppet” for Senate congressional leaders. But on Sunday, Jones downplayed Trump’s earlier criticism as statements made “in the heat of a campaign,” and described the president’s congratulatory call after the election as “very gracious.” “I’m going to be looking at issues on both sides,” he said. Jones defeated Moore, by 20,000 votes, or 1.5 percent, to become the first Democrat elected to represent Alabama in the Senate in a quarter-century. He was lifted by African-American voters, independents and moderate Republicans who turned out to reject Moore, who faced newly raised allegations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls decades ago. Making his first Sunday talk show appearances since his win, Jones said he looked forward to meeting with Trump and believed his own mandate was to avoid rigid partisan positions in favor of compromise and “getting things done,” even if meant coming across as “pure pie-in-the-sky” and sometimes disappointing some of his core constituents. On the one hand, Jones said that he doesn’t think Trump should resign over sexual misconduct claims, as some Democrats are calling for. But siding with congressional Democrats, Jones made clear he wants to help devise safeguards for immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, but without funding for a border wall. The Obama administration program which provided those protections, the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program is set to expire in March. “I have said before that I opposed the building of a wall. I think that’s an expense that the taxpayers just don’t have to incur because I do think you can increase border security without having to go to the incredible expense of building that wall,” Jones said. Referring to a broader immigration overhaul that would likely involve questions of a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living here illegally, he said: “I think it’s going to be very complicated. …I’m not as sure it’s as important as health care and some other things right now.” He pointed to fixing roads and bridges, a priority of Trump’s, as a bipartisan issue that could benefit Alabama. “Let’s get on with the real issues that are facing people of this country right now,” Jones said. Jones appeared on “Fox News Sunday” and CNN’s “State of the Union.” Short was on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
|Minnesota starting QB Demry Croft transferring to Tennessee State football - The TennesseanGoogle News / 12 h. 45 min. ago more|
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|Soldier Fought To The End After Ambush In NigerCBSlocal.com / 12 h. 56 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson died in a hail of gunfire, hit as many as 18 times as he took cover in thick brush, fighting to the end after fleeing militants who had just killed three comrades in an October ambush in Niger, The Associated Press has learned. A military investigation has concluded that Johnson wasn’t captured alive or killed at close range, dispelling a swirl of rumors about how he died. The report has determined that Johnson, 25, of Miami Gardens, Florida, was killed by enemy rifle and machine gun fire from members of an Islamic State offshoot, according to U.S. officials familiar with the findings. The Oct. 4 ambush took place about 120 miles (200 kilometers) north of Niamey, the African nation’s capital. Johnson’s body was recovered two days later. U.S. officials familiar with the findings spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity to describe details of an investigation that has not been finalized or publicly released. A 12-member Army special forces unit was accompanying 30 Nigerien forces when they were attacked in a densely wooded area by as many as 50 militants traveling by vehicle and carrying small arms and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. Johnson was struck as many as 18 times from a distance by a volley of machine gun rounds, according to the U.S. officials, who said he was firing back as he and two Nigerien soldiers tried to escape. All told, four U.S. soldiers and four Nigerien troops were killed in the ambush. Two U.S. and eight Nigerien troops were wounded. The bodies of three U.S. Green Berets were located on the day of the attack, but not Johnson’s remains. The gap in time led to questions about whether Johnson was killed in the assault and not found, or if he was taken away by the enemy. According to the officials, a medical examination concluded that Johnson was hit by fire from M-4 rifles — probably stolen by the insurgents — and Soviet-made heavy machine guns. It is believed he died in the attack. The officials said Johnson was found under thick scrub brush where he tried to take cover. There were no indications he was shot at close range, or had been bound or taken prisoner, as several media reports have suggested. A U.S. Africa Command began its investigation with a team headed by Army Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier, the command’s chief of staff. The team visited locations in Niger to collect evidence and information about the attack, and will soon submit a draft of Cloutier’s report to Marine Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, head of Africa Command. Waldhauser could ask for additional information. The final report is expected to be released next month. The officials familiar with the report’s conclusions said that during the attack, Johnson and two Nigerien soldiers tried to get to a vehicle to escape, but were unable to do so, became separated from the others and were shot as they were running for safety. The report concluded that Johnson, who was athletic and a runner, was in the lead and got the farthest away, seeking cover in the brush. Officials said there were a number of enemy shells around Johnson, and evidence that he appeared to fight to the end. His boots and other equipment were later stolen, but he was still wearing his uniform. As news of the ambush came out, the U.S. military sent in rescue teams to search for Johnson, not making his status public in the hope he might have gotten away and was still alive and hiding. The Pentagon only acknowledged that he was missing after his body was located two days later by local forces. The Pentagon has declined to release details about the exact mission of the commando team. U.S. officials have previously said that the joint U.S.-Niger patrol had been asked to assist a second American commando team hunting for a senior Islamic State member, who also had former ties to al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb. The team had been asked to go to a location where the insurgent had last been seen, and collect intelligence. After completing that mission, the troops stopped in a village for a short time to get food and water, then left. The U.S. military believes someone in the village may have tipped off attackers to the presence of U.S. commandoes and Nigerien forces in the area, setting in motion the ambush. U.S. special operations forces have been routinely working with Niger’s forces, helping them to improve their abilities to fight extremists in the region. That effort has increased in recent years, the Pentagon said. The three other Americans killed were Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, 35, of Puyallup, Washington; Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, 39, of Springboro, Ohio; and Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, 29, of Lyons, Georgia. Johnson’s combat death led to a political squabble between President Donald Trump and a Democratic congresswoman from Florida after Trump told Johnson’s pregnant widow in a phone call that her husband “knew what he signed up for.” Rep. Frederica Wilson was riding with Johnson’s family to meet the body and heard the call on speakerphone. The spat grew to include Trump’s chief of staff, who called Wilson an “empty barrel” making noise. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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