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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Opens With UW-Eau Claire Saturday

After about a month of fall camp and a final scrimmage to finalize some preseason items, coach Glenn Caruso and the St. Thomas football team play an opponent for real this weekend. The Tommies, coming off an 8-2 season in 2013 and their first time not in the NCAA Playoffs since Caruso’s first year at St. Thomas, host UW-Eau Claire Saturday to open the regular season.

09/05/2014

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Isaac Kolstad Returns To Blakeslee Stadium

A former football player, who doctors didn’t think would survive a head injury, walked on the field to see the start of his team’s season. Isaac Kolstad has spent four months recovering from an attack in downtown Mankato.

09/04/2014

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5 Things Packers Fans Always Bring Up

Football season is here, and that means fans will constantly be arguing over arcane pigskin stats, facts and history. And if there are any fans who love to talk, who can’t help but remind you how great their team is…it’s Green Bay Packers fans.

09/04/2014

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5 Reasons The Vikings Will Beat The Rams Sunday

There’s plenty of excitement this week as the NFL season kicks off Thursday night with Seattle facing Green Bay. Most teams get started on Sunday, and that includes the Minnesota Vikings as they head to […]

09/04/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 2, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

It’s a big week in high school football, highlighted by a South Suburban Conference match-up between two top-10 games, Prior Lake and Rosemount.

09/04/2014

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Health Officials: 3K Concussions In MN High School Sports Last Year

For the first time in state history, the Minnesota Department of Health is releasing a report about how concussions are impacting high school athletes. Health department officials estimate that there were nearly 3,000 sports-related concussions in Minnesota schools last year.

09/04/2014

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Meet The 1st MN Woman To Box For Team USA

If you knew Heidi Henriksen when she was younger, this is about the last thing you’d have imagined her doing. But 10 years ago, the shy and quiet artist did something that would change her life. She sat down and watched a movie.

09/03/2014

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Health Department To Reveal Number Of Sports-Related Concussions

While the Shakopee Sabres football team works out behind the school, trainer Christy Hager is inside the school building treating players who get bumps and bruises.

09/03/2014

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Twin City Polo Club Turns 50

The Twin City Polo Club in Maple Plain is celebrating its 50th year of existence this summer. Yes, that sport with the horses and mallets. If you’re like most people around the Twin Cities, it isn’t the 50 years that catches your attention. It’s the existing part.

09/02/2014

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Amateur Baseball Tournament Wraps This Weekend

The annual state amateur baseball tournament is in the final weekend in Belle Plaine, Minn. and Jordan, Minn. Photojournalist Aaron Goodyear spent the afternoon at that picturesque Jordan ballpark for some good old fashioned hard ball.

08/31/2014

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Canterbury Park Celebrates 20 Years Of Festival Of Champions

Sunday is the biggest day of the year for horse racing in Minnesota – the annual Festival of Champions at Canterbury Park. It is a very important day to everyone involved in the sport locally, especially as Canterbury celebrates 20 years since re-opening, because of what happened two decades ago.

08/30/2014

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U Of M Gymnastics Coach Resigns After Sexual Harassment Investigation

University of Minnesota women’s gymnastics coach Meg Stephenson resigned Thursday, following two university investigations into student and employee complaints about sexual harassment and retaliation in the program.

08/28/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 1, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

High school football players generally have a tough time sleeping the night before a season opener. This week, everybody takes the field as there are nearly 200 games between Thursday and Friday night.

08/28/2014

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5 Things For Non-Football Fans To Look Forward To During Football Season

There’s just one more week until kickoff for the regular NFL season. While many people eagerly await the beginning of the football, filling out fantasy brackets and betting on new players, there is a subset of Americans who don’t particularly enjoy the sport. So for those that aren’t avid fans of the pigskin, here are five things to look forward to during football season.

08/28/2014

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