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Vikings Stadium Construction Is Halfway Done

Crews building the Minnesota Vikings’ new home are crossing the project’s 50-yard line. The $1 billion stadium is now halfway finished. From the sky, you can see it’s really starting to take shape. The structural concrete is 80 percent done.

04/08/2015

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Timberwolves Pekovic Has Surgery On Right Achilles

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Wednesday that center Nikola Pekovic had successful surgery to repair his right Achilles. The surgery was done by Dr. Robert Anderson at Ortho Carolina in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was called a debridement and repair of his right Achilles.

04/08/2015

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Learning Curve Awaits Tyus Jones If, When He Goes Pro

Right now it’s hard to envision a scenario if Tyus Jones turns professional that he would end up with the Minnesota Timberwolves. But wherever and whenever he makes the leap, there is a learning curve. As a couple lottery pick point guards can attest to.

04/07/2015

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Timberwolves Sign F Arinze Onuaku

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday they’ve signed forward Arinze Onuaku for the rest of the regular season. The Timberwolves were granted a hardship exception by the NBA to fill a 16th roster spot due to having at least four players out with injuries.

04/07/2015

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Vikings Sign C John Sullivan To 1-Year Extension

The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday they signed center John Sullivan to a 1-year contract extension. Sullivan started all 16 games last year at center on the offensive line and had to help protect rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

04/07/2015

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Twins Blog: New Food At Target Field

The Twins return to Target Field for their home opener on Monday, April 13. Fans will want to bring their appetites to the game. The team introduced some impressive new foods to its already expansive menu. From adding iconic Twin Cities restaurants to new vegan options, there’s something everyone will enjoy.

04/07/2015

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Tyus Jones Named Most Outstanding Player At NCAA Championship

Minnesota-native Tyus Jones was named Most Outstanding Player in Duke’s NCAA Championship win Monday night. There were 16 lead changes in the title game, but in the end, Duke came back to beat the Wisconsin Badgers 68-63.

04/07/2015

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Wild Blog: Wild Week Ahead For Minnesota

We are entering the final week of the regular season in the NHL and the Minnesota Wild is looking to lock up another post-season berth. Right now Minnesota currently holds the first wild card spot in the Western Conference with 96 points. With four games left to play in the season, any combination of picking up two points (wins or overtime/shootout losses) should be enough to clinch a playoff berth.

04/06/2015

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Vikings Sign FA Long Snapper Kevin McDermott

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday they’ve signed free agent long snapper Kevin McDermott. McDermott, entering his fourth season out of UCLA, spent the final 10 weeks of 2014 with the Baltimore Ravens.

04/06/2015

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Twins Take On Tigers In Detroit For Opening Day

It’s Opening Day for the Minnesota Twins! The Twins take on the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit. Paul Molitor will walk to home plate as manager for the first time Monday at noon.

04/06/2015

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NCAA Basketball Title Game Has Minnesota Ties

WCCO has been your home for the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The championship game Monday night may not include a Minnesota team, but it will have some strong Minnesota ties.

04/05/2015

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Twins Release Lineup Card Ahead Of Opening Day

The Minnesota Twins open their regular season at Detroit on Monday, and the team has already been thrown a big curve ball with its roster. Paul Molitor, in his first season as manager, already has released the lineup card for Opening Day. It comes with a few surprises.

04/05/2015

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Focus On Passing Game Is Paying Off For Gophers

The Gophers football coaches made no bones about it at the start of the spring: If their team is to get better, their passing game has to get better. So has it? “Yeah, definitely,” quarterback Mitch Leidner said. “I feel like we’ve taken a huge step.”

04/04/2015

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Fmr. Minnetonka Player Set To Hit The Court With Badgers In Final Four

The Dearrings from Minnetonka have deep family roots with the Badgers: the older brother is a backup guard, Dad is a basketball trainer, and the younger brother hopes to play basketball for Wisconsin one day as well.

04/04/2015

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Lindsey Vonn Seeks To Empower Young Girls

She grew up in Minnesota and has fast-tracked her way to the best of the best. Lindsey Vonn is a downhill skier who wants to let young girls know that self-esteem is the key to anything. She is the ultimate on slopes from Minnesota, and in some respects, in the world.

04/03/2015

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3 Young Minn. Golfers In Championship At Augusta Nat’l

Camille Kuznik, Aayushi Sarkar and Connor Glynn aren’t even old enough to drive yet. But they can drive alright. And chip. And putt. And on Sunday, they’ll compete in the national Drive, Chip and Putt Championship.

04/03/2015

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New Wolves, Lynx Practice Facility Nearing Completion

Construction is almost done on the new practice facility for the Timberwolves and Lynx. If you drive by, you’ll see scaffolding is still up across the street from Target Center at the building formally known as Block E.

04/03/2015

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MLB Suspends Twins’ Ervin Santana For Drug Violation

The MLB has suspended Twins pitcher Ervin Santana for 80 games without pay after testing positive for PEDs (Stanozolol).

04/03/2015

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Gophers Coach Pitino: ‘I Am Very Happy At The U’

Amid much speculation that the University of Alabama was showing interest in him, Gopher men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino seems to be staying put. Pitino just finished his second season with the Gophers.

04/03/2015

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Pekovic To Miss Rest Of Season With Achilles Injury

Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic will miss the rest of the regular season to have surgery on an injured right Achilles, the team announced Thursday.

04/02/2015

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Minnesota Twins Announce Home Opener Is Sold Out

If you don’t have a ticket yet for the Minnesota Twins home opener on April 13, you’re probably out of luck. Twins officials said Thursday that tickets for the 3:10 p.m. game at Target Field are sold out. Even if you don’t have a ticket, fans are encouraged to participate in pregame festivities.

04/02/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 28: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats looks on with his team and their trophy after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the Midwest Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 28, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Which Team Will Win The NCAA Basketball Title?

There are plenty of story lines for each squad as Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Duke head to Indianapolis for the Final Four. Duke and Michigan State face off first Saturday night, then we get Kentucky against Wisconsin for a night cap. The winners meet Monday night for the national championship. So which team will be celebrating when it’s all over?

04/02/2015

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Vikings Sign Gree Agents Mike Kafka, Caesar Rayford

The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday they’ve signed free agent quarterback Mike Kafka and defensive end Caesar Rayford. Kafka, a quarterback out of Northwestern, is entering his fifth NFL season. Rayford is a defensive end out of Washington in his third NFL season.

04/02/2015

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Cobb Hoping Big Senior Season Turns Into NFL Opportunity

David Cobb set a single-season rushing record with the University of Minnesota football team last season, one that helped turn the Gopher program around. Now he’s hoping to get a pay day as a result. Cobb is preparing for the upcoming NFL Draft, which means overcoming an injury.

04/01/2015