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Prep Blog: Minnesota Transitions Event Highlights Weekend Match-Ups

The football season is over and the trophies for seven state champions are now resting quietly in their school’s cases. We’re now transitioning to winter, which means a move to basketball courts, hockey arenas and wrestling mats.

12/04/2014

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Suter Becomes Wild’s Latest Mumps Victim

Ryan Suter missed his first game since signing with the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night, due to an illness. A day later, the Wild found out what that illness is. And it’s an all-too familiar issue. “Yeah,” Coach Mike Yeo said. “He’s got the mumps.”

12/04/2014

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Wild Blog: A December to Remember

The Minnesota Wild will kick off December with a little time at home. It started Wednesday night at Xcel Energy Center against the Montreal Canadiens.

12/04/2014

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Wiggins Named Western Conference Rookie Of The Month

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Wednesday that forward Andrew Wiggins was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for November.

12/04/2014

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Wild Blog: Tough Homestand Continues With Win Over Montreal

After losing to the L.A. Kings 4-1 last week, the Minnesota Wild rebounded Wednesday night with a 2-1 win over Montreal to continue a tough home stand.

12/04/2014

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Torii Hunter Gets Pointed Over Gay Marriage Question

A press conference announcing Torii Hunter’s return to Minnesota baseball took an awkward turn Wednesday afternoon when a reporter asked him about his stance on gay marriage.

12/03/2014

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Minnesota Athletes Who Returned To Where They Started

Torii Hunter is returning to the Minnesota Twins. It prompts the question, who are some of the more famous athletes to get their start with an organization, leave for greener pastures but eventually return to where it all began?

12/03/2014

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Twins Bring Back Torii Hunter On 1-Year Deal

The Minnesota Twins made it official on Wednesday, announcing they’ve signed free agent outfielder Torii Hunter to a one-year contract worth $10.5 million.

12/03/2014

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Thielen Named NFC’s Special Teams Player Of The Week

The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday that Adam Thielen has been named the NFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week. Thielen blocked a punt, recovered the ball and ran it in for a touchdown in the first quarter of Sunday’s 31-13 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

12/03/2014

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Gophers’ Jerry Kill Named Big Ten Coach Of The Year

A day after five players from the University of Minnesota football team earned All-Big Ten first team honors, the man leading the program got an award for the first time in 15 years. Gophers football coach Jerry Kill was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year Tuesday by the media and his peers in the conference.

12/03/2014

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Torii Hunter Agrees To $10.5M Deal With Twins

Torii Hunter is coming back to the place it all began.

Hunter agreed to a $10.5 million, one-year contract to return to the Minnesota Twins, a person with knowledge of the agreement told WCCO’s Mike Max. A five-time All-Star outfielder who turns 40 in July, Hunter became a star with the Twins from 1997-07 before signing a $90 million, five-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels. He then signed a $26 million, two-year deal with Detroit.

12/02/2014

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Mankato’s Todd Hoffner Bounces Back From A Nightmare

Minnesota State Mankato is undefeated, and the new coach is the old coach. Todd Hoffner was initially rejected by his team at spring practice. “I don’t think anybody could understand completely everything that I went through, and how difficult and challenging for myself and my wife,” Hoffner said.

12/02/2014

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Peterson Appeal Trial To Resume Thursday

Minnesota Vikings running back has met with a hearing officer in an appeal over his suspension from the NFL and is now awaiting a ruling. The hearing took place Tuesday morning with Harold Henderson, the NFL’s former vice president of labor relations. He has reportedly heard over 90 appeals in the last six years dealing with personal conduct and drug issues.

12/02/2014

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Is There A Rift Between WR Patterson, Vikings Coaching Staff?

It took the Vikings a while to get Cordarrelle Patterson involved in the game plan last year, but once they did, he turned into a Pro Bowler, getting more and more important as the season progressed. This season, the opposite has happened and Sunday against Carolina, he barely played at all.

11/30/2014

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