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Penalty kill helps Wild hold off Jets

Coach Bruce Boudreau discusses Thursday's 3-2 win over the Jets.

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Top college basketball players back on campus, and boosting Big Ten

College basketball insider: The Big Ten greatly benefited from a majority of the league's top non-seniors deciding to stick around for one more season.

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Getting Andrew Wiggins off and running is one of Ryan Saunders' key goals with Wolves

Wolves coach Ryan Saunders stated what every Wolves fan has seen since Andrew Wiggins donned an NBA uniform: "We always say an engaged Andrew Wiggins is a very good Andrew Wiggins."

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Byron Buxton to avoid arbitration, agrees to $1.7 million deal with Twins

Twins center fielder Byron Buxton gets a raise of more than $1 million from his frustrating 2018.

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Trump closer to declaring emergency; 800,000 won't get paid

President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay.

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Wild remains perfect vs. Winnipeg this season

The Wild played the Winnipeg Jets at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday night.

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Mark Rosen makes his emotional farewell from WCCO TV

After nearly 50 years, the sports anchor said goodbye to his TV home -- with a little help from his friends.

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Jayme Closs found alive, Wisconsin sheriff says

A suspect is in custody in the case of the 13-year-old missing from her Wisconsin home since October, the Barron County sheriff said.

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Trump administration eyes disaster money to fund border wall

The Trump administration is considering using billions in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico and Texas and more than a dozen other states to pay for President Donald Trump's border wall as he weighs signing a national emergency declaration to...

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Wolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns' all-around game gets even better

Karl-Anthony Towns believes Ryan Saunders will thrive as new coach as the team hunts for the playoffs.

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Government shutdown won't stop MLK holiday week observances

The government shutdown has shuttered popular Atlanta tourist attractions tied to the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. but won't derail 10 days of events leading up to Jan. 21 — the federal holiday honoring the late civil rights leader.

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Serial burglar suspected in more than 100 cases faces new charges

Brian S. Williams made his initial court appearance Thursday after being charged with third-degree burglary.

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A logical solution to correcting the illogical existence of NFL kickers

Kickers exist mostly so coaches will have someone to blame when they lose a close game. So let's devalue field goals.

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Armchair naturalists help researchers classify more than 1 million nature photos

Researchers say the images capture the kinds of secret moments in animals' lives that humans rarely see.

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Walz orders review of Commerce Department's decision to fight Enbridge pipeline project

The department had appealed state regulators' decision to approve the $2.6 billion project across northern Minnesota.

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New Florida gov to 'hold government officials accountable'

Florida's new governor has scheduled a news conference in the county where the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre occurred and where some victims' parents are pushing for the removal of the local sheriff.

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John Michels, a Vikings assistant for 27 seasons, dies at 87

Former Tennessee standout John Michels worked with the offense and was the longest serving Vikings coach in team history.

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