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Gross National Turns Driving Range Into ‘Little Chipper’ Course

If you’re a golf course — or any business for that matter — you’ve always got two goals. Maximize your resources and recruit new customers — especially young ones. Gross National in Minneapolis found a rather creative way to do just that.

07/23/2015

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The Top 5 Athletes-Turned-Actors

LeBron James is getting some good reviews for his performance (as himself) in the new Judd Apatow – Amy Schumer movie Trainwreck. Despite losing the championship this year, he has been able to dodge the […]

07/22/2015

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Vikings’ Rudolph Excited For Training Camp, Staying Healthy All Season

The Vikings are starting to feel the end of their summer days, reporting to training camp on Saturday in Mankato. One of the interesting players to watch is Kyle Rudolph, if he can stay healthy.

07/22/2015

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Study Ranks Vikings Fan Base Below Average Among NFL Teams

A recent study done by two professors at Emory University has ranked all the fan bases in the NFL. The top fan base isn’t all that surprising, but where the Vikings land in their Purple Pride might be considered disappointing locally.

07/22/2015

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10 Things To Watch At Vikings Training Camp

It’s the middle of July, but the football season is officially just around the corner. The Minnesota Vikings report to the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato, on Saturday for training camp. So what should we keep an eye on as the team practices in Mankato?

07/22/2015

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Vikings, Adrian Peterson Reach Contract Agreement

The Minnesota Vikings have made an agreement with running back Adrian Peterson to restructure the last three years of his current contract.

07/21/2015

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Jerry Kill Announces Gophers Football Fall Camp Schedule

The University of Minnesota football team has just a few weeks until it starts fall camp, and coach Jerry Kill announced the team’s practice schedule on Tuesday. The Gophers are coming off their second straight 8-5 regular season and a loss to Missouri in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1.

07/21/2015

LOUISVILLE, KY - AUGUST 06: Davis Love III of the United States hits a tee shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on August 6, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Davis Love III: ‘Pressure’ Keeping U.S. Team From Winning Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup is still more than a year away from being held at Hazeltine, but U.S. captain Davis Love III is playing the course this week to get a jump start on preparations.

07/21/2015

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Vikings: MillerCoors Named Founding Partner Of US Bank Stadium

The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday that MillerCoors has been named the founding partner of the new U.S. Bank Stadium and will continue to be the official beer partner of the team.

07/21/2015

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Lynx Acquire G Renee Montgomery In Trade

The Minnesota Lynx announced Monday they traded injured guard Monica Wright to the Seattle Storm for guard Renee Montgomery and a 2016 second round draft pick. Montgomery was originally drafted by the Lynx in 2009 with the No. 4 overall pick.

07/20/2015

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Ahead Of Training Camp, Rudolph Hosts Football Camp For Kids

Football season is almost here. The Minnesota Vikings report to training camp on Saturday in Mankato. Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph got a little bit of a head start on the week Monday, hosting his own football camp for kids at the Edina Community Center.

07/20/2015

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Lynx F Maya Moore Named Western Conference Player Of The Week

The WNBA announced Monday that Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore has been named the league’s Player of the Week in the Western Conference. It’s the second time this season and the 12th time in her career she’s been named a Player of the Week.

07/20/2015

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Timberwolves’ Zach LaVine Talks Role Models, Confidence And Hard Work

On make-or-break player heading into his second year is Zach LaVine. WCCO’s Mike Max got a chance to talk with LaVine at a basketball camp to find out if LaVine can take that next step into super-stardom.

07/18/2015

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Burnsville Pitcher Finally Takes The Mound After Battle With Cancer

Sean Floersch hasn’t been able to pitch in quite a while, but he was determined to make it back on the mound.

07/18/2015

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Mexican Team Faces Off Against Minnesota United As Part Of Ibarra Trade

When Minnesota United sold star player Miguel Ibarra to a Club Leon of Mexico last month, not only did the deal have a seven-figure price tag, but it also came with a condition — that Ibarra’s new team come to Minnesota to play a game against his old team.

07/18/2015

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Will Downtown East Flourish From $1B Vikings Stadium?

U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is just one year away from completion. And supporters of the $1 billion Minnesota Vikings stadium made a lot of development promises to get it built. But did they deliver?

07/17/2015

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Wrestling Coach Hosting Basketball Camp? How J Robinson Does It

J Robinson is the University of Minnesota wrestling coach committed to some written in stone philosophies, so much so he believes what he teaches is applicable to all sports. So this summer, he’s trying an experiment and leaving his arena for another kind of sport.

07/16/2015

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Soccer Players At High Risk For Concussions

The Schwan’s USA Cup has been going on for three decades, drawing teams from around the world to Minnesota. But organizers are taking some different precautions this year. They have three team doctors in place to look closely for concussions.

07/16/2015

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All-Star Break: 6 Reasons The Twins Are Contending

The Twins enter the second half of the season at 49-40, 4.5 games behind Kansas City for first place in the American League Central Division. If they can’t catch the Royals, they’re in position to grab one of two Wild Card spots for the playoffs, but that’s a ways down the road. Here are six reasons the Twins will remain in position for a playoff spot this season.

07/16/2015

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Lynx Guard Monica Wright Out Indefinitely After Knee Surgery

The Minnesota Lynx announced Thursday that guard Monica Wright had arthroscopic surgery on her right knee. The procedure was done at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Wright will be sidelined indefinitely.

07/16/2015

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Timberwolves’ Gorgui Dieng Playing In First NBA Africa Game

Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng will be one of several players on hand when the NBA plays its first game in Africa on Aug. 1. The game will be played at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa, and will feature a Team Africa vs. Team World.

07/16/2015

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‘U’ Grads Hope Golfers Will Trade Shoes For Sandals

Three local entrepreneurs hope to convince golfers to trade in the traditional golf shoe for a more laid-back option. The University of Minnesota grads started “Swannies.” Their main product is a soft spike golf sandal they call comfortable, casual and practical.

07/15/2015

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National Senior Games Are Entertainment, Inspiration For Those Over 75

The National Senior Games are coming to a close. It’s part entertainment, part inspiration. Mike Max found both at a basketball tournament at the University of St. Thomas where the minimum age is 75.

07/15/2015

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Former Hopkins Star Marcus Williams Hoping To Stick In NFL

From Hopkins to Broadway, with a stop at Fargo in between. Marcus Williams was a two-sport star in high school, decided to pursue football and is now a member of the New York Jets.

07/14/2015