MINNEAPOLIS — Athletes the size of Gabe Hagen, all 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds of him, typically find a home on the offensive line, especially on teams playing in the state’s second-smallest high school classification.

MINNEAPOLIS -- Buoyed by the nearly unstoppable quarterback-receiver combination of Kaden Thomas and Gabe Hagen, the No. 2-ranked Blooming Prairie football team pulled away in the second half and defeated No.1 BOLD, 41-15, in the Class A state championship game on Friday.

A team cannot fully understand its limits until it actually comes time to face them head on.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The tension that the Minnesota Timberwolves lugged into last season has been long stamped out, replaced by talk of creating culture, establishing process and building relationships under a new regime.


For about two minutes, there was a flicker of optimism that drifted through the New Prague sideline.

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court’s ruling Friday will allow the Trump administration to begin rejecting asylum at some parts of the U.S.-Mexico border for migrants who arrive after passing through a third country.

The unemployment rate ticked up slightly across the region from February to March, according to figures released Tuesday morning by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Jobless rates jumped by a full percentage point — in some places more — across the region from December to January, according to numbers released Tuesday morning by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.


WASECA — Midwest Hemp Farm recently opened in Waseca’s Industrial Park, including a public walk through a few weeks ago.


NORTHFIELD — A former St. Olaf student is claiming gender and racial discrimination in a federal lawsuit filed last month, saying he was illegally expelled from the school after being found responsible for sexually assaulting another student.

FARIBAULT (AP) — One afternoon in 1993, as Carolyn Treadway looked out through her house window, she caught the sight of a woman in a traditional Islamic garment practicing parallel parking between mobile cones beside Faribault’s Central Park.


ROCHESTER — An Owatonna man will spend less than two months in jail after being caught in an undercover operation targeting patrons of prostitution for the second time in less than two years.

ALBERT LEA — Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin reached tentative three-year contracts with general group and skilled maintenance workers Monday after a nearly two-year negotiating process that included a strike last December.

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — A 25-minute cellphone video left behind by the bomber whose deadly explosives terrorized Austin for weeks details the differences among the weapons he built and amounts to a confession, police said. But his motive remains a mystery.

(AP) — The family of the man suspected of planting the bombs this month that killed two people and injured four others in the Texas capital expressed shock, saying they don’t know what could have motivated him.

NEW YORK (AP) — Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite second thoughts, President Donald Trump swung behind a $1.3 trillion government spending bill Wednesday that would give him a partial victory on funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump turned his Twitter torment on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying Sen. Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, undermined the trus…

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family’s home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former “Apprentice” star Omarosa is putting the White House on notice as she makes her exit: She has “quite a story to tell” about her time in President Donald Trump’s administration and “the world will want to hear it.”

The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fifth largest wildfire in California history expanded, ripping through dry brush atop a coastal ridge while crews struggled to keep flames from roaring down into neighborhoods amid fears of renewed winds.

LOS ANGELES — Mass murderer Charles Manson remained alive Friday, authorities said, but details of the illness that brought him to a Bakersfield hospital remain unclear.


The well-being of a vulnerable Kenyon man who went missing late Saturday night was of paramount concerns for those who spent time searching for him over the weekend, until he was located safe in the woods at Kenyon Depot Park.

ALBERT LEA (TNS) — One day after Gov. Mark Dayton said he was "very, very concerned" about Mayo Clinic's consolidation plans in Albert Lea, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith called on Mayo to hit pause on a process that has sparked fierce opposition across Freeborn County.

ALBERT LEA (TNS) — Mayo Clinic officials expanded on their review and rationale for the decision to consolidate most inpatient services to Austin on Wednesday in a letter sent to the Attorney General’s Office.


For several months this spring, St. Olaf College was convulsed by a series of hate incidents. More than half a dozen racist notes were found across campus, including one slipped into a student’s book bag that said, “Go back to Africa.” Then, in late April, an African-American senior reported…

The city of Northfield, Carleton College and St. Olaf College issued a joint statement Thursday affirming that all three are committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive community for all in the wake of last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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