Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe once again hurled himself into the Twin Cities football spotlight last week, threatening to file a lawsuit against his former team for wrongfully firing him over his support for LGBT rights. But while all the attention's been on Kluwe, another potentially huge law ... More >>
Andover resident Adam Lilienthal faces second-degree murder charges after his tenant died because of burn injuries sustained when he was allegedly set on fire intentionally by Lilienthal. (Read the backstory here.)According to the charges, "there had recently been tension" about the living situation ... More >>
Former Gophers starting quarterback Philip Nelson has been charged with first- and third-degree assault for allegedly booting former Minnesota State University linebacker Isaac Kolstad in the head early yesterday morning. (Read the full backstory here.)The incident partially involved a case of mista ... More >>
On Tuesday, Pioneer Press photographer Ben Garvin was given an assignment that's usually pretty mundane -- shooting photos of a Vikings offseason workout."Really not much news but anytime the Vikings do anything it's covered," Garvin tells us.See also:Greg Childs injury: Vikings WR suffers "extremel ... More >>
With the arrest earlier this week of the 15-year-old boy who allegedly made off with his phone, all three suspects involved in the violent Mall of America robbery of 2013 Minneapolis mayoral runner-up Mark Andrew have now been arrested.THE BACKSTORY: Mark Andrew bloodied by violent iPhone robbers at ... More >>
And to top off the night to my birthday I met @cponder7 wow great birthday! pic.twitter.com/nXS7vxPTOy-- Katie bettelli (@KatieBettelli) December 4, 2013 On Sunday, Christian Ponder was concussed. But he apparently felt alright enough after the game to go to Target and pose for a photo with a L ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --Joe Mauer's season-ending August concussion fueled speculation he might switch from catcher to first base in time for the 2014 season, during which he'll be 31 years old.SEE ALSO: Patrick Reusse blasted for calling Mauer "sissy," suggesting he should've played with concussion T ... More >>
Yesterday, veteran Star Tribune columnist and 1500 ESPN radio host Patrick Reusse criticized Joe Mauer for regularly missing games due to injury, including all of them from August 19 onward this season following a concussion.SEE ALSO: Phil Mackey, 1500 ESPN reporter, blasts "no accountability" blogg ... More >>
On Sunday night, Adrian Hernandez, 44, died from injuries sustained when he was mugged near 10th Street and Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis on August 22.SEE ALSO: Gluek's bouncer says MPD officers taunted William Davis after he was assaulted outside barVereice Washington, 20, has been charge ... More >>
In light of the Justin Morneau saga, Joe Mauer's first public comments about the concussion he suffered during a game on August 19 make for depressing reading.SEE ALSO: Joe Mauer has twins: Top 10 tweets"What's scary about it is it's not like a turned ankle, where you give it a day or two and it's b ... More >>
Last October, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe spent an entire day in a wheelchair for a documentary on spinal cord injury. The movie premiered at Brave New Workshop in January, just after lawmakers introduced a bill that would fund curative spinal cord injury research in Minnesota. As it now looks like ... More >>
A bill that scientists say could be key to furthering spinal cord injury research in Minnesota passed its first committee hearing Monday afternoon. Introduced by Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, the proposed legislation would designate $8 million from the state's general fund to curative spinal c ... More >>
Sen. Jeff Hayden introduces bill to fund curative spinal cord science
Sen. Jeff Hayden introduced a bill at a capitol press conference this afternoon that would appropriate $4 million in state funds to be used for curative spinal cord research in Minnesota. The subject of this week's cover story, the bill was inspired by the story of Gabe Rodreick, a 20-year-old from ... More >>
On the evening of June 27, Tyler Braunschweig was driving northbound on Lyndale Ave. on his way back to the U of M when he ran into and nearly killed Matt Call. And even though he knew he hit a person, he didn't stop or even slow down his vehicle after the accident, police say.SEE ALSO: Tyler Brauns ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Derek Boogaard concussion: Did season-ending injury play a role in enforcer's untimely death?A new study published by the Minneapolis-based American Academy of Neurology finds that NFL players are at a higher risk of death from brain damage. That'll come as little surprise to those who hav ... More >>
If you needed proof that some people really do get their jollies from inflicting senseless harm upon others, consider what happened last Friday evening in downtown Minneapolis near Fifth and Nicollet.A trio of cyclists were biking down Nicollet Mall about 7:45 p.m. when a group of men at a b ... More >>
Life can be a cruel, cruel journey sometimes.Friday night, Ricky Rubio planted his leg while defending Kobe Bryant, and his left knee buckled. Initially, it looked like Bryant and Rubio had just bumped knees, but concern about Ricky's injury quickly mounted when he couldn't put any weight on his ... More >>
Batten down the hatches -- Asian carp have arrived in Minnesota. A silver carp and a bighead carp were caught in the Mississippi River March 1 near Winona, the furthest point upstream the fish have been seen thus far.Recent reports make the invasive fish sound like villainous creatures from a sci ... More >>
The last time Joel Zumaya was seen in a major league game, he was crumpled behind the pitching mound at Target Field, grasping his arm and writhing in pain after one of the hardest-to-watch baseball injuries in recent memory. Zumaya hopes to create better Minneapolis memories this season, as over ... More >>
Derek Boogaard's death from a drug and alcohol overdose combined with a rash of concussions has raised questions about what level of hitting should be acceptable in NHL hockey.Now, similar questions are being asked about youth hockey following a paralyzing hit during a local high school game last ... More >>
www.wikipedia.comBananas Foster, safely extinguished, from Brennan's in New Orleans. Four diners were burned, one of them severely, when a bananas Foster desert erupted in out-of-control flames at a Ozona Blue, a Palm Harbor, Florida restaurant. The dessert, bananas sauteed in butter and suga ... More >>
http://www.teamsnap.com/bizarre_sports/cheese_rolling.phpAll for the love of cheeseBroken bones, sprained ankles and concussions are just a few of the typical injuries sustained at the annual Cooper's Hill cheese-rolling event in Gloucestershire County, England. Ambulances are on hand, as w ... More >>
Even in death, Derek Boogaard will help protect other hockey players.The family of fallen hockey player Derek Boogaard's family has generously agreed to donate his brain to the Sports Legacy Institute for its study of concussion research in athletes who play contact sports.The decision isn't mean ... More >>
In the wake of Derek Boogaard's tragic death Friday at the age of 28, word emerged today that he had sought treatment for substance addiction at least twice in the past.The New York Post reported that Boogaard had been receiving counseling from the NHL/NHLPA Substance Abuse & Behavioral Healt ... More >>
It may take weeks to determine the cause of Derek Boogaard's death at the age of 28, but some are already questioning whether the season-ending concussion he suffered in a December 9, 2010 fight with Matt Carkner of the Ottawa Senators may have played a role.In the 70th fight of his career, Booga ... More >>
Courtesy Benson & Langehough Max HensonMax Henson, 23, suffered a traumatic brain injury when he bounced two unruly patrons from his workplace, the Uptown branch of Drink, two weeks ago. According to Minneapolis police, Henson fell and hit his head on the concrete while escorting two men from ... More >>
Lynching jokes usually don't go over as planned.Four hockey players from Stillwater are facing a one-game suspension this week for some ill-received Facebook humor. Before a game against White Bear Lake last week, the high school girls posted a picture of a teddy bear wearing the number 34 ... More >>
Hennepin County JailRachel Reeves is off the hook for murder--but maybe not for long.Rachel Reeves was supposed to go to trial yesterday on charges that she killed her 15-month old, Julia Leigh Rivera, two years ago. But when a key witness--the babysitter who was with the little girl when she sto ... More >>
Favre was unconscious for 20 seconds.That was some kind of hurt Corey Wooton put on Brett Favre during the Tundra Bowl at TCF Bank Stadium on Dec. 20. It turns out that the tackle, in which he threw Favre down the ground like a rag doll, knocked the quarterback unconscious for about 20 seco ... More >>
Screengrab via WCCOThe pictures on the TV news last night were pretty disturbing: Caiden Hendrickson, 3, and his little brother, 14-month-old Cameron, laying in hospital beds at Hennepin County Medical Center, horribly burned. The two boys were injured after their tent caught fire on Friday ... More >>
PhotoTony WebsterAt least six shots were fired at a group of people standing outside a house on the 8000 block of Portland Avenue South in Bloomington last night. No one was injured, but bullets struck the house and two vehicles in the driveway. Bloomington police spokesman Mark Stehlic says shor ... More >>
The 5-year-old sustained third-degree burns on Feb. 2 -- a full week before his dad admitted him to the hospital.
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A man and a woman were charged with burglary, but not with harming the K-9.
Help raise money for a victim of a hit-and-run bike accident.
Frank God no one was injured. We relish a good laugh on Thursday mornings.
An Eagan woman is accused of abusing a 6-month-old baby she was babysitting so badly that the girl suffered nine broken bones.
The Timberwolves enter the vortex.
If you haven't seen Detroit goalie Dominik Hasek's gulp-inducing play from a few days ago, which upended the Wild's Marian Gaborik, you should. Watch the video inside.
After watching Sunday's shameful drubbing at the hands of Green Bay, my friends agreed that only way to protect the knee of Adrian Peterson, the Purple Jesus, from a torn ACL was to attempt the rare reverse jinx -- in this case, preparing a post featuring 10 of the worst ACL injury videos I ... More >>
As things stand, Robert Smith is the top running back in Minnesota Vikings history. But let's do some number crunching. In his first two NFL seasons, Smith rushed for 505 yards. By contrast, consider Adrian Peterson. In his first five games, the rookie has rushed for 607 yards.
Bob Briggs got a head full of shrapnel in Iraq. Then he came home to more wars: to regain the use of his half-paralyzed body, and to get the U.S. government to pay for his medical care.
Fort Snelling's VA Medical Center is rehabilitating brain-damaged soldiers. But that's only half the story. Sunday's PiPress featured a lengthy story about Army Staff Sgt. Eric Cagle, a soldier so severely brain damaged in Iraq he spends four hours a day in intensive therapy at the VA Hospital in Mi ... More >>
Burt Hanson just may be the unluckiest man alive. But he's not giving up.
A tragic accident, underpaid, overworked personal-care attendants, and one pissed-off patient