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White Bear Lake’s Stellar Hockey Season Inspired By Something Bigger

Tom Johnson wasn’t a hockey guy. Until he became a hockey dad.

02/20/2015

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More Complaints Surface About Sportswear Company

WCCO has learned about more complaints against Brooklyn Park company Breakaway Sportswear. The company sent over-sized jerseys to a youth hockey team in Wisconsin. The Stoughton Hockey team got the jerseys late, in the wrong color and they were big enough to fit an adult.

02/20/2015

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Bench-Clearing Brawl Ends High School Hockey Game

A high school hockey game became the site of a bench-clearing brawl Thursday night. Video of the fight at the end of the section playoff game between Bloomington-Jefferson and Holy Angels was posted on Twitter.

02/20/2015

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Prep Blog: State Gymnastics Meet Highlights Busy Weekend

You have to love this time of year if you’re a high school sports fan. Yes, it’s the middle of February and it’s bitterly cold, but the best programs around Minnesota are flocking to the Twin Cities to take home trophies.

02/20/2015

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Adrian Peterson ‘Uneasy’ About Return To Vikings

Minnesota Vikings star running back now says he’s “uneasy” about returning to the team. He said he now questions how much support he has from the Vikings after he felt the team worked with the NFL to put him on the commissioner’s exempt list.

02/20/2015

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Wolves Ticket Demand Explodes With KG’s Return

By the reaction of Minnesota Timberwolves fans at Hubert’s next to the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis, you would have thought the Kevin Garnett of “old” was coming back. Not the 38-year-old KG. “I grew up watching him play and I met him a couple times,” fan Antonio Benavides said. “I’m excited. I’m beyond excited, I’m so happy.”

02/19/2015

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Fans, Players React To Garnett’s Return To Minnesota

Kevin Garnett’s looming return to the Wolves has fans feeling nostalgic. They’re hoping he can bring some of the 1990s magic back to Target Center. Garnett led the Timberwolves to the Western Conference finals in the 2003-04 season and was a fan favorite.

02/19/2015

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Basketball Wins 10th Straight MIAC Title

The St. Thomas men’s basketball team had reason to celebrate Monday night. The Tommies, ranked No. 3 in Division III, used a suffocating defense and balanced scoring to dominate No. 19-ranked St. Olaf 66-49.

02/19/2015

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Top 5 NBA Players With The Weirdest Tattoos

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, tattoos are the windows to the heart, intellect and sanity. The National Basketball Association has produced and nurtured some of the most tatted-out human canvases on earth. Here are just some of the best among current players. Oh, and by “best,” we mean the oddest dang tatts currently on healthy epidermal tissue!

02/19/2015

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Northfield Senior With Storied Career Wants 1 More Title

The Girls State Gymnastics Championships are this weekend at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion, and one of the defending state champions is a multi-sport state champion.

02/18/2015

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Vikings Claim TE Brandon Bostick Off Waivers

The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday they’ve signed tight end Brandon Bostick off waivers. He was released by the Green Bay Packers earlier this week.

02/18/2015

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Gopher Gymnasts Band Together After Coaching Controversy

The University of Minnesota gymnastics program got a shocker before the season started. Meg Stephenson and her husband and volunteer assistant, Jim, were removed from their duties amid some controversy.

02/17/2015

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Gophers Rau, Wilcox Earn Big Ten Honors After Sweep Of Michigan

After a big weekend in a sweep of Michigan, University of Minnesota senior Kyle Rau was named the Big Ten’s Second Star of the Week on Tuesday.

02/17/2015

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The High Cost Of Competitive Pre-H.S. Sports

Competitive sports are starting earlier and costing more than ever. So, we’re taking a look at how much families are really paying to play in some of the most popular sports.

02/16/2015

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These 2 Gophers Wrestling Stars Are Also Twin Brothers

Nick and Chris Dardanes are top-ranked Gophers wrestlers. And they’re twins.

02/16/2015

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Utah, Faribault Coaches Address State Dance Controversy

Utah coach Shannon Mortensen and Faribault coach Lois Krinke addressed the controversy surrounding Faribault’s state high-kick dance title Monday afternoon on WCCO Radio with Chad Hartman.

02/16/2015

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Gophers’ Shae Kelley Named Big Ten Player Of The Week

After a big week leading the Gophers women’s basketball team to a pair of wins, University of Minnesota senior Shae Kelley was named the Big Ten’s Player of the Week.

02/16/2015

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Gopher Women Shoot Past Penn State, 85-77

Shae Kelley and Shayne Mullaney combined for 41 points as the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team won at Penn State 85-77 on Sunday. The Gophers (20-6, 9-5) got 23 points from Kelley in the victory. Mullaney added a career-high 18 points.

02/15/2015

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Controversy Continues Over Faribault Dance Team’s High-Kick Title

The Faribault Emerald dance team took home the first place trophy in the Class AAA State High-Kick Dance Championship, but not without controversy. Many of their competitors claim they copied a dance and didn’t deserve the win.

02/15/2015

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Gophers Shut Out Michigan For Weekend Sweep

The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team shut out Michigan 2-0 Saturday night to claim a weekend sweep of the Wolverines at Mariucci Arena.

02/15/2015

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Gopher Women Sweep UMD, Clinch Big Ten Title

The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team completed a weekend sweep of Minnesota-Duluth with a 2-0 win Saturday at Ridder Arena and clinched the regular season WCHA title.

02/15/2015

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To Stay Or To Go: The Choice Facing Minnesota’s Best High School Hockey Players

Minnesota’s preeminent sporting event – the boys hockey tournament – gets started with sectionals next week. But nearly two dozen of the state’s best players won’t be playing in it, choosing to leave high school early for what they believe are better leagues. Others say they’re better off staying.

WCCO-TV–02/15/2015

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Andrew Wiggins’ Sisters Have Basketball Dreams Of Their Own

When your dad played in the NBA, your mom was an Olympic sprinter and your big brother’s the number-one pick in the NBA draft — it sets you up for the understatement of the year. “I think we’ve got good genes,” Angelica Wiggins said. “Really good genes.” Her sister, Taya Wiggins, agrees.

02/13/2015

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MSFA: Vikings Stadium 40% Complete

The new Vikings Stadium in downtown Minneapolis is now 40 percent complete. The Minnesota Sports Facility Authority says over one million hours of work have gone into the nearly $1 billion stadium as of Friday.

02/13/2015

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