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Fallout Continues From State Dance Competition Controversy

The fallout is continuing after the controversial finish to the high-kick portion of the State Dance competition earlier this year. Faribault won the Class AAA title, but after all the other competing teams were disqualified for not lining up properly for the awards ceremony.

04/28/2015

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Wild Start Western Conference Semifinals At Chicago Friday

The Minnesota Wild announced Tuesday the schedule for its Western Conference Semifinal series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with the Chicago Blackhawks. Game 1 will be at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Chicago. Game 2 will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, also in Chicago.

04/28/2015

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Minnesota Wrestling Icon Verne Gagne Dead At 89

Minnesota has lost an iconic face in wrestling — Verne Gagne has passed away at the age of 89.

04/27/2015

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Wild Blog: Wild Vs. Blackhawks Potential Start Times

With the Minnesota Wild advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the most common question being asked isn’t, “Is this the year we finally beat the Chicago Blackhawks?” It’s, “When does the series start?”

04/27/2015

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Lynx Sign Draft Picks Reshanda Gray, Shae Kelley

The Minnesota Lynx announced Monday they’ve signed second round pick Reshanda Gray. The Lynx selected Gray with the 16th overall pick in this year’s WNBA Draft. Gray is a 6 foot, 3 inch forward who played at California.

04/27/2015

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Wild Blog: Wild Has St. Louis Singing The Blues In Series Win

The St. Louis Blues came into Game 6 knowing they needed to play their best game of the series for their season to continue. And yet it was the Minnesota Wild who played like they had no interest in going back to the “Show-Me-State” for a seventh game.

04/26/2015

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Wild Fans Excited After Series Win Over Blues

Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo encouraged fans to have a few Bloody Mary’s and get excited about Game 6 Sunday, knowing a win would send them to the Western Conference Semifinals against Chicago.

04/26/2015

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Tyus Jones Talks NCAA Finals, NBA Draft

WCCO’s Mike Max had a chance to sit down with Tyus Jones for a 1-on-1 interview about his performance in the NCAA Finals, and what’s next in his career.

04/25/2015

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Wild Blog: Momentum Swings Aplenty In This Series

Momentum is a funny thing in hockey. One minute you are dominating play, keeping all the action in the offensive zone. The next, a puck is deflecting off a goaltenders glove into the net and momentum starts to slowly go away.

04/25/2015

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Minnesota United Head Coach, Owner Talk Soccer Ahead Of Season Opener

WCCO’s David McCoy spoke to the team’s owner and head coach ahead of Saturday’s game to talk about the recent buzz around soccer in Minnesota.

04/25/2015

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Former NHL Player Makes Home In Minnesota

Before the Wild were making playoff runs — and before the Wild even existed — Brad Maxwell came to Minnesota to play hockey on a national scale. Now, years later, he’s created his own life after hockey in Minnesota that’s proven to be just as satisfying.

04/25/2015

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Meet Minnesota United Stars Andrew Fontein & Kevin Venegas!

The Minnesota United are back for the 2015 season with their first home game Saturday night. In the video above, Mike Augustyniak and Natalie Nyhus kicked around the soccer ball on the WCCO Rooftop with United stars Andrew Fontein & Kevin Venegas.

04/25/2015

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Mahtomedi’s Sean Hjelle Has Kentucky On His Mind

Mahtomedi’s Sean Hjelle is made for basketball, and maybe baseball. He’s 6 feet 11 inches tall and he’s good in the low post. But he thinks his future is on the mound. Watch him on the basketball court and you see a kid with potential — big potential.

04/24/2015

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Before Game 5, Wild Aim To Forget Game 4

There is not much left to be said after the 6-1 shellacking that the St. Louis Blues dished out to the Minnesota Wild in Game Four of the NHL Playoffs, except this: The team that forgets quickly can bounce back quickly. “We know we didn’t play well, they played really well,” Wild forward Ryan Suter said.

04/24/2015

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Mayor Chris Coleman Unapologetic For His Negative Wild Tweet

The Minnesota Wild will try to put Wednesday night behind them, as they face the Blues in St. Louis Friday night in Game 5 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series. Wild fans, St. Paul’s mayor included, are also trying to move on.

04/24/2015

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Prep Blog: Tyus Jones Ready For Leap To NBA

This time last year, Jones was preparing to graduate and had already signed a letter of intent to attend Duke and play basketball. I’m sure many people thought Jones would have success immediately at Duke, but nobody could have predicted what he would accomplish in his freshman season with the Blue Devils.

04/24/2015

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Who’s Better At Soccer — Kylie Or Jason?

The Minnesota United FC are celebrating their home opener Saturday night and they’re hoping for a big crowd at the National Sports Center. They’re facing off against the San Antonio Scorpions at 7 p.m.

04/24/2015

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Wild Looks To Bounce Back From Game 4 Debacle Friday

You never want to overreact to a win or a loss in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but what happened Wednesday night at Xcel Energy Center will certainly test the mental makeup of this Wild team.

04/23/2015

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10 Players The Vikings Could Take With Pick No. 11

Minnesota Vikings fans should expect to hear and read about several rumors over the next week as the NFL Draft approaches. It should be interesting to see what transpires over the next week in the build-up to the NFL Draft. With that said, here are 10 possibilities for when the Vikings are on the clock with the No. 11 pick in the first round of the draft.

04/23/2015

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Gopher Football To Have 4 Night Games In 2015

The University of Minnesota announced Thursday that the Gophers football team will have four night games in the 2015 season that will be nationally televised. The prime time games will be highlighted by Minnesota’s season opener against TCU on Thursday, Sept. 3, at TCF Bank Stadium.

04/23/2015

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Former ‘CCO Sports Reporter R.J. Fritz Battling Stomach Cancer

Longtime WCCO sports personality Ralph Jon Fritz is battling a terminal stomach cancer. “This is, without a doubt, the most difficult email I have ever sent,” he said in a note addressed to colleagues and friends earlier this week.

04/23/2015

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Predicting The Minnesota Vikings 2015 Wins, Losses

Let the prognosticating and guessing begin. The Minnesota Vikings released their 2015 regular season schedule Tuesday night. Now that we have a schedule, the season can start to take shape. Here’s a look at how the season could transpire, in our opinion.

04/23/2015

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Meet The Man Behind Hockey History At Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota has a rich hockey history as the first recorded game was played way back in 1895. WCCO’s Bill Hudson spent the day with a man whose job at Xcel Energy Center is to keep track of all the lore.

04/22/2015

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Apple Valley Welcomes Home Basketball Star Tyus Jones

He won a high school state championship, an NCAA title and on Wednesday, his hometown rolled out the red carpet for him. Apple Valley welcomed home one of the best basketball players in the history of its city, declaring Wednesday “Tyus Jones Day.”

04/22/2015