Sports updates from Minnesota and the Greater Mankato area.

MN Brawlers and United Way Team Up at Kato Ballroom

MN Brawlers at United Way event

Mankato, MN (Mankato Gazette Newspaper) - The Minnesota Brawlers, a semi-professional football team that plays exhibition and Northern Elite Football League sanctioned games in the area on fields in Mankato, Saint Peter, Madelia, Burnsville, etc. The team is now focusing a major effort on creating more value for the community and growing the team into a more mature asset for the Mankato area and for Minnesota. They recently volunteered with United Way at a local men's event at the Kato Ballroom.

DNR Reports Massive Bighead Carp Catch on Minnesota River, Photo Included

Bighead Carp on Minnesota River, DNR Photo

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) used Twitter to show a photo and announce the catch of a massive Bighead Carp on the Minnesota River by a commercial fisher.

Vikings Loss Tough to Get Over

The Minnesota Vikings had a stellar year. Many of the team's players were recognized by all sorts of football fans and by people involved with the NFL. The team was able to get to first in their division after beating the Green Bay Packers, but ultimately lost out on advancing through playoffs due to a faulty kick that ended the game with a Vikings loss to the Seattle Seahawks, 10-9.

Petition Circulates to Halt MN Wildlife Hunts for Sport

Coyote hunting in Minnesota draws criticism

Photo by Christopher Bruno: Coyote hunting in Minnesota draws criticism. Creative Commons Photo of a coyote in the woods.
A petition is circulating the Internet, thanks in part to a website called, to halt the practice of wildlife killing for sport. In particular the petition, initiated by a White Bear Lake, Minnesota man named Scott Slocum, the petition is campaigning to get Gov. Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to put an end to these kinds of contests.

Minnesota Vikings vs Seattle Seahawks in Cold MN Weather

Marcus Sherels

Photo by Jeffrey Beall: Marcus Sherels, Minnesota Vikings.
The Minnesota Vikings are doing superb this football season, heading straight into a top division spot and beating out their Wisconsin rivals, the Green Bay Packers. Now the team is a wild card contender and will face the Seattle Seahawks in a game that is sure to be frigid and cold on the outdoor home turf in Minneapolis after days of snowy weather.

New Fishing Regulations Effect 17 MN Lakes

MN Walleye Photo by Department of Natural Resources in Minnesota.

Photo: Walleye Photo by Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in Minnesota. Starting in March, new regulations will impact 17 Minnesota Lakes, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). FULL STORY

Vikings Will Face Packers Regime After Knocking Down Giants

Minnesota's record is now 10-5 after defeating the New York Giants Sunday in Minneapolis. The Vikings are now within reach of stopping the lead of the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North... FULL STORY

Vikings Defense and Offense Crush Chicago's Bears Sunday

TCF Stadium

Photo by Randy Stern:TCF Stadium. The Minnesota Vikings dominated the Chicago Bears early on, leading them to final victory in the final. Young Teddy Bridgewater made a career-high after passing for four touchdowns. Attempting to throw for five, he instead ran the ball to the end zone, showing the NFL and fans that his skills are only growing better and more mature. The game took place Sunday at the University of Minnesota TCF Stadium in Minneapolis. Bridgewater's record during the game was amazing. He made 17 of 20 complete passes, totaling 231 yards.

DNR Announces Changes with More Opportunities for Turkey Spring Hunting Season


The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced changes that it says will add opportunities for turkey hunting this spring season. FULL STORY
Photo Submitted by DNR:Photo credit: Donald Jones and National Wild Turkey Federation.

Vikings Still Strong but Disappointed After Seahawks Loss

The Vikings' record will take a notch down in the records after a disappointing loss Sunday to Seattle and another key NFL game last week. FULL STORY