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Klobuchar Trying To Protect Young Minds From False Advertising

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is pushing legislation to protect young athletes from concussions. The legislation would crack down on false advertising and misleading claims that certain protective gear can prevent concussions.

08/07/2014

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7 Dumbest Athlete Arrests

Sometimes athletes just aren’t the sharpest tool in the shed …

07/04/2014

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Pro Athletes Turning To Yoga For Recovery, Peace Of Mind

There’s no doubt that sports can take a toll on the human body. And professional athletes need to be able to recover quickly after a game. And many are turning to yoga as a way to provide recovery not only to their bodies, but also their minds and souls. Andrea Atherton, manager of Modo Yoga in Minneapolis, says the temperature of the yoga space draws in practitioners from the cold. “Once they step into the space, the heat gets them here. The way that they feel when they walk out of these doors really makes them feel refreshed,” Atherton said.

12/16/2013

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Sports Verdict: Should NASCAR Drivers Be Considered True Athletes?

In the wake of Jimmie Johnson securing his 6th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, Donovan McNabb expressed his belief that NASCAR drivers are not true athletes. Is he out of line, or is this type of racing in no way a sport?

11/21/2013

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Lives Changed After Hearing ‘Can You Hear That’?

Dozens of lives will have changed by Tuesday tonight after being asked four simple words “can you hear that?” And “hear” is the imperative word. Hearing loss is often untreated because screenings and hearing aids are too expensive or not easily available.

10/29/2013

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DeRusha Eats: Cirque Du Soleil’s Traveling Kitchen

Cirque Du Soleil’s Amaluna is in the middle of a three-week run in the parking lot by Mall of America. But when the circus comes to town for an extended period of time, it’s not like the performers are eating at local restaurants the whole time.

10/05/2013

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How To Keep Your Young Athlete Healthy

Most schools are now in session and that means lots of sports practices for kids of all ages. While some injuries are bound to happen, we want to help make sure your kids stay as safe as possible on the field and in the courts.

09/04/2013

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In Case Of Concussion, South Metro Schools Testing Athletes Beforehand

Serious injuries are an unfortunate part of school sports, but efforts are under way in Minnesota to protect young athletes from long-term damage.

08/22/2013

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Performance-Enhancement Drugs Popular Among Teens

Major League Baseball has suspended Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez through the 2014 season. The expected announcement came after he was linked to a biomedical company suspected of providing performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) to players. Use of PEDs is not just a problem with professional athletes. According to Dr. Anne Moore of Tria Orthopaedic Center in Bloomington, more and more teenagers are now experimenting with them because of easy access. “If you want to find it you can find it, is how things operate,” Dr. Moore said.

08/05/2013

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Blaine’s Schwan’s Cup Attracts 25,000 & Creates $20M In Economic Impact

This week, youth soccer players from 17 countries, and all over the nation, take to the fields at the National Sports Center in Blaine as part of the Schwan’s USA Cup – the largest soccer tournament in the western hemisphere. Though the heat has been oppressive, there are still nearly 25,000 people in attendance.

07/16/2013

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MN HS Sports Leaders ‘Putting Premium On Coaches’

Nearly 100 Minnesota high school athletic directors gathered on Tuesday to listen to guest speakers help teach them about leadership, organization, and most importantly about getting the right coaches for the right kids. “To take the principals, the concepts, the legal issues, and the coaching issues and leadership issues and apply them to the schools they’re at,” Ted Schultz said.

06/25/2013

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Sports World Reacts To Boston Marathon Bombing

America was left stunned after at least two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon, killing three people and leaving 176 injured, 17 of those critically.

04/16/2013

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A Circus School Right Here In St. Paul

The circus industry has really changed over the years, courtesy of shows like Cirque Du Soleil.

01/12/2013

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Kevin Love, Fitzgerald Raise $86K For Breast Cancer Prevention

Two pro athletes with Minnesota ties had teamed up to show their support for breast cancer awareness, and they’re showing off the results of their efforts.

12/15/2012

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Pro Sports More Gay-Friendly As Athletes Speak Out

NFL punters are only seen on fourth down and heard from less than that.

09/15/2012

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