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After Playoff Exit, Wild GM Says Improvement Must Come From Within

After another playoff exit, Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher says improvement has to come from within. As the Wild players packed up their locker room Monday after another season’s end at the hands of the Blackhawks, there was much talk of expectations.

05/11/2015

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Vikings Sign Former Gophers WR Isaac Fruechte

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday they’ve signed undrafted rookie free agent wide receiver Isaac Fruechte. Fruechte was with the University of Minnesota for the last three seasons after transferring from Rochester Community and Technical College.

05/11/2015

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Report: Vikings One Of 14 NFL Teams Being Paid For Military Salutes

The Minnesota Vikings are one of 14 NFL teams being paid by the U.S. Department of Defense for patriotic displays at games, according to a report released Monday by NJ.com. The Vikings received a total of $605,000 over three seasons from 2011 to 2013, according to the report.

05/11/2015

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WCCO’s David McCoy Tries Out With St. Paul Saints

As they get ready to open their brand new ballpark in Lowertown later this month, the St. Paul Saints held their annual open tryouts last week. It’s a chance for ball playing hopefuls to reach for the stars and chase their baseball dreams.

05/11/2015

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Pitcher Kyle Gibson Turning A Corner With Twins

The Minnesota Twins have been waiting patiently for RHP Kyle Gibson to turn a corner. With 17 straight scoreless innings, some are saying he might be there.

05/09/2015

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FootGolf Is Apparently A Thing … A Super Fun Thing!

Golf and soccer are two of the most popular sports in Minnesota, and FootGolf combines the best of both. Just like regular golf, you start on the tee box and attempt to get the soccer ball into the cup in the least amount of kicks.

05/09/2015

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A National Record Or Not? Eden Prairie Coach’s Wins In Question

There isn’t a high school wrestling coach in the country that can claim as many career wins as Eden Prairie coach Scot Davis. His 1,046 victories would make him the all-time national record-holder. But he’s not in the national high school record book.

05/08/2015

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Warrant Out For Man Who Sold Fake Minnesota Wild Tickets

Prosecutors say an out-of-towner took advantage of Minnesota Wild fever — and now he’s wanted by police. Investigators say Michael Nottrodt flew in from Florida for the Wild playoff series against the St. Louis Blues.

05/08/2015

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Vikings Sign Complete 2015 Draft Class

The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday they’ve signed all 10 players that were selected in last weekend’s NFL Draft. The 2015 draft class is highlighted by three defensive players. They are cornerback Trae Waynes of Michigan State, linebacker Eric Kendricks of UCLA and defensive end Danielle Hunter out of LSU.

05/07/2015

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Simple Formula For Wild: Contain Kane, Or It’s Over

It’s not confusing, it’s actually pretty simple. Win, or your season is over. There are many reasons the Minnesota Wild trails the Chicago Blackhawks 3-0 in the Western Conference semifinals.

05/07/2015

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Prep Blog: This Weekend’s Top High School Match-Ups

After a brief stint with some rough spring weather, the state’s high school spring sports have been back in action lately as we get ready to head to the postseason. The prep baseball, softball and golf seasons are all taking shape with a few weeks to go before we have playoff brackets and sectional play. Here’s a look at some of the big games Friday on the high school sports scene.

05/07/2015

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Minnesota Lynx Re-Sign Maya Moore

The Minnesota Lynx announced Thursday they have re-signed forward Maya Moore to a multi-year contract. Moore, a four-year veteran originally taken by the Lynx with the No. 1 pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft, was a restricted free agent after the 2014 season.

05/07/2015

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Twins Blog: Homestand Notes

The second homestand of the Twins 2015 campaign is in the books. And with 11 games versus the Tigers, White Sox and Athletics, it was the longest one they’ll have all year.

05/07/2015

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Wild Must Regroup (Again) To Avoid Game 4 Elimination

Where do you go from here? The Wild understand Tuesday night’s game was pivotal. It was everything but a knockout punch delivered by Chicago, but it’s not over.

05/06/2015

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Meet The 10 Players Drafted By The Minnesota Vikings

Here’s a look at the 10 players the Vikings selected at the NFL Draft in Chicago. Some could compete for starting spots this year, while others will battle just to make the 53-man roster.

05/06/2015

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Wild Knows It Must Play Game 3 Like It’s Game 7

The Minnesota Wild understands that Game 3 when you are down 2-0 in a series is almost like a Game 7. If you lose, it’s all but over. WCCO’s Mike Max was at the Wild’s morning skate and found out what adjustments the team pans to make for Game 3.

05/05/2015

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Psychologist: Positive Fans Are Key For Wild In Playoffs

There has been no shortage fan support at Eagle Street Bar ahead of Tuesday’s Wild game, but because of the last two games, there is some extra tension. A licensed professional said on a night like this, positive fans are a big key.

05/05/2015

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Gophers Basketball Adds Ahmad Gilbert To Signing Class

University of Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Tuesday the addition of Ahmad Gilbert to the 2015 recruiting class. Gilbert, a 6 foot, 6 inch forward out of Pennsylvania, signed Tuesday to play for the Gophers this year.

05/05/2015

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5 Sports Markets More Tortured Than Minnesota

It’s true that Minnesota sports fans have suffered through quite a bit of pain over the years, but at least we can pat ourselves on the back and be glad we don’t live in one of these cities.

05/05/2015

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Wild Looking To Find Its Game Back At Xcel Energy Center

Now trailing 2-0 to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Minnesota Wild and the series shifts back to St. Paul for Game 3 Tuesday night.

05/04/2015

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Arcia Heads To Disabled List, Twins Recall Eddie Rosario

The Minnesota Twins host the Oakland Athletics Monday night at Target Field, and one of the organization’s top young prospects will be in uniform. The Twins announced that Oswaldo Arcia has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right hip flexor strain. To replace him on the roster, the Twins recalled outfielder Eddie Rosario from Class AAA Rochester.

05/04/2015

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Newly Drafted Trae Waynes Talks Vikings, NFL In 1-On-1

Waynes actually grew up playing a different position, played in high school with another first round pick, and had a tough guidance counselor — his father.

05/02/2015

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Wild Blog: Team Shows Resiliency, But Drop Game 1 To Chicago

The first period of Game 1 versus Chicago couldn’t have started worse for the Minnesota Wild. The Blackhawks had the Wild skating on its heels and the defense looked lost on the ice. It only took 1:15 before Brandon Saad scored to give Chicago a 1-0 lead.

05/02/2015

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Vikings First Draft Pick Talks NFL Expectations

With the 11th pick, Minnesota took Cornerback Trae Waynes out of Michigan State University. He met with press Friday at Winter Park.

05/01/2015