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CHANHASSEN, Minn. — Prosecutors have decided to not press charges in the 2016 overdose death of pop icon Prince. Prince, born Prince Rogers Nelson, was 57 when found unresponsive in his estate in Chanhassen on April 21, 2016. An autopsy showed he died from an overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic drug that has caused several deaths across the Upper Midwest in the past few years. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz told the media Thursday, April 19, Prince's death was an accidental overdose.
MINNEAPOLIS — A hundred days out from X Games Minneapolis 2018, ESPN has announced the pinnacle of extreme sports competition will remain in the Twin Cities through the end of the decade. Already booked for this summer, Minneapolis' U.S. Bank Stadium will host the yearly event in 2019 and 2020, ESPN said Tuesday, April 10. "Following the success of the ESPN X Games in Minneapolis in 2017, we're excited to announce the X Games will stay in Minneapolis through 2020," said Melvin Tennant, executive director of Sports Minneapolis and Meet Minneapolis president and CEO.
ST. PAUL — It wasn't exactly a kumbaya moment, but Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton wrapping his arm around Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt for a selfie set a tone of congenial cooperation at the start of a Tuesday, Feb. 13, media briefing ahead of the upcoming legislative session.
MINNEAPOLIS — Researchers have completed a unique study of sex trafficking in Minnesota that could set the stage to develop the country’s most in-depth model to combat the trade.
MINNEAPOLIS — With history on the line, Jamie Bestwick said he wasn't feeling the pressure. But neither was Vince Byron, the only person to best Bestwick in an X Games BMX vert competition in a decade. Showing a mastery of 540 combo tricks, Byron recorded two scores over 90 points to once again win X Games gold in the Fruit of the Loom Vert contest Thursday, July 13, outside U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. Bank Stadium is big. The old Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, which stood where the new stadium now stands, could fit inside the main competition area of U.S. Bank Stadium. And now X Games athletes are salivating at the chance to compete on action sports' biggest stage, in a really big venue.
MINNEAPOLIS — Helmets and pads will be donned by elite athletes this month at U.S. Bank Stadium, but don't expect everyone to be wearing Vikings purple and gold. Minneapolis is gearing up to host its first Summer X Games, the top annual competition for action sport athletes to compete for gold and glory. Spanning four days, the competitors will race, spin and flip on skateboards, dirt bikes, motorcycles and BMX bikes in downtown Minneapolis and at the Mall of America in Bloomington from July 13-16.
MINNEAPOLIS—After leading a Minnesota Vikings offense that has been largely ineffective for the season's first half, offensive coordinator Norv Turner has resigned from his position. The team announced the move Wednesday, Nov. 2, two days after the team's offense stalled out en route to a 20-10 loss to Chicago on Monday Night Football. Minnesota ranks 31st out of 32 teams in yards per game, including a league-worst 2.7 yards per rush.
MINNEAPOLIS — Winter is coming, but injury season has already arrived. ACLs are tearing like there is no tomorrow in San Diego. Cleveland can't keep a quarterback upright. Minnesota, Miami and Tampa Bay had their feature backs go down in Week 2. And someone named Jacoby Brissett is the quarterback for the New England Patriots. Who?