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Mike Max returned to WCCO-TV as a sports reporter and anchor in April 2005.

Mike is no stranger to Minnesota sports. He hosts “Sports To The Max” every weeknight fro 7-9 p.m. on WCCO Radio. Prior to hosting the radio show, Mike hosted Sports Connection on the Midwest Sports Channel.

Mike started his career as an intern at WCCO-TV. He was hired as a sports producer and soon began reporting for WCCO-TV.

A true Minnesotan, Mike grew up in Gaylord, Minn. and played football, basketball and baseball.

Mike attended Hamline University and furthered his talents on the court and on the diamond, playing basketball and baseball for the Pipers.

In his spare time, Mike enjoys working out, hunting and spending time with his wife, daughter and son.

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Rookie Lineman Clemmings Looking To Play Right Away For Vikings

Among the rookies that the Minnesota Vikings could play right away is offensive lineman T.J. Clemmings. He was diagnosed with a foot injury he did not know he had prior to the NFL Draft. But as Mike Max reports, that’s part of the reason the Vikings think they got a steal.

05/13/2015

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2 Huskies With Same Name Lead St. Cloud State To D-II Regional

This weekend, St Cloud State hosts a Division II regional baseball tournament and they are expected to win. The Huskies are ranked No. 1 in the country, which is no small feat for a team from the north. They feature two players and one name that helped get them there.

05/12/2015

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For St. Paul Saints, Big League Amenities At New CHS Field

With beautiful club seats, two batting cages, a professional-level clubhouse and a restaurant overlooking the field, you might forget you’re watching a minor league team at CHS Field.

05/09/2015

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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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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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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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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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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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Paynesville Funds Ballpark With FEMA Grant

They wanted to re-do their ballpark.

The Paynesville ballpark didn’t use to look like much, but a coach and some townspeople had a dream.

05/01/2015

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Minneapolis Southwest Shortstop Making History

He is a shortstop who can hit, and he’s making a bit of history.

No one knows for sure, but they believe before Minneapolis Southwest’s Jordan Kazicky, a player from Minneapolis hadn’t been recruited to play for the Gophers since the early ’80s.

05/01/2015

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Wild’s Granlund On The Playoffs: ‘It’s Just Hockey’

You just get the feeling something special can happen when Mikael Granlund is on the ice. That’s because he has shown just enough of that to keep you watching and anticipating what that could mean in the playoffs.

05/01/2015

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Brodin’s Quiet, Consistent Play Gives Wild Boost In Playoffs

One of the Wild’s quiet, but very talented defenseman made a big impact on their series against the St. Louis Blues despite not recording a single point over six games.

04/29/2015

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Fontaine Gives Wild Quiet Spark In Playoffs

One of the fun things about the Stanley Cup Playoffs is watching to see who on the third and fourth lines, steps up and makes a name. The Minnesota Wild is deep, and one of the people who has made his presence known is Justin Fontaine.

04/28/2015

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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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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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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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Wild Poised For ‘Unemotional’ Game 4

With an 8:30 p.m. start at the earliest for Game 4 of the NHL Playoffs, it’s going to be tough for folks to get to sleep after this one is over. What will be the keys to Wednesday night’s matchup? Start with what you don’t do.

04/22/2015

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Yeo, Hitchcock Bring Differing Coaching Styles To Playoffs

In the middle of this series between the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues are two different coaches. Both understand their teams, but as Mike Max reports, Ken Hitchcock appears unfazed by a 2-1 deficit. Mike Yeo has grown up as an NHL coach in front of the Wild fans’ eyes.

04/21/2015

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National Volleyball Tournament Takes Over Downtown Minneapolis

Volleyball teams from across the country are in Minneapolis this weekend. Lakeville’s Northern Lights is the host team for the tournament at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

04/18/2015

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Gopher Linebacker Hopes To Hear Name At NFL Draft

The NFL draft is two weeks away, and one Gopher is hoping to hear his name. Linebacker Damien Wilson flourished this season, and now he’s training and preparing for a shot at the big time.

04/18/2015

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Faith, And A Good Surgeon, Are On Sara Kaminski’s Side

Minnehaha Academy junior Sara Kaminski shoots baskets with her father. The last of four athletic siblings, she has built quite a resume; a three-sport athlete whose first love is basketball. But maybe it is what Adrian Peterson demonstrated in his MVP season that makes this story remarkable.

04/17/2015

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Wild Looking For Koivu To Step Up In Playoffs

The Minnesota Wild know its first-round opponent in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the St. Louis Blues, well. Do they know themselves well enough? That’s the job of leadership and in the case of the Wild, its captain is Mikko Koivu.

04/14/2015

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Weight Machine Targets The Neck To Prevent Concussions

At Minnetonka High School on Friday, they held a concussions clinic for coaches, trainers and students.

04/10/2015

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Once A Gophers Quarterback, Adam Weber Returns As Coach

The Gophers added a veteran quarterback before spring practice, kind of. Adam Weber has returned as a graduate assistant, ready to make a new name in his football career as a coach.

04/08/2015

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