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EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings were excited about the progress Letroy Guion was making in his transition from one defensive tackle spot to the other. He showed up in ideal shape, expressed a positive attitude about the new position and hustled all over the field at the beginning of training camp. There’s one problem, though. He’s hurt now and might not play the rest of the preseason, valuable opportunities before the games start to count for Guion to gain comfort and confidence.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Augsburg College is publicly opposing the amendment to ban gay marriage in Minnesota's constitution. The announcement Tuesday makes the Minneapolis liberal arts school the first traditional university in the state to come out against the amendment. The Minneapolis-based online institution Capella University has also gone on record against it.
ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists prepared to send Curiosity on its first test drive Wednesday over the billion-year-old rocks of Mars and said a busted wind...
LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — An A-list cast of celebrities is joining a telethon to raise money and awareness to fight cancer.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts are projecting a $1.1 trillion federal deficit for 2012, the fourth straight year the government's shortfall will exceed $1 trillion. The Congressional Budget...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of stabbing a Minneapolis park police officer admitted that he placed a fake 911 call so he could lure officers before attacking them. Park police shot the 38-year-old man after the attack. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. Minneapolis police say that park police officers got a call about a robbery at knifepoint near Minnehaha Creek on Tuesday night.
JOSH LEDERMAN and TOM RAUM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the attention it got, Republican Mitt Romney's selection of Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate...
HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — The man accused of killing his three young daughters in River Falls is facing an additional charge. Prosecutors have filed an attempted arson charge against Aaron...
BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Witnesses told investigators a car was speeding and swerving before it crashed in Burnsville, killing two teens and injuring three others.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland left-hander Brett Anderson pitched seven innings in his first start since undergoing elbow surgery nearly 15 months ago and the Athletics turned a triple play behind him in a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. Newly acquired shortstop Stephen Drew went hitless in his Oakland debut but it hardly mattered. Coco Crisp, Seth Smith and Josh Donaldson had two hits apiece for the A's, who remain one-half game behind Baltimore in the race for the second wild-card spot in the American League.