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Prep Blog: Edina Hockey Tournament Highlights Weekend Match-Ups

We’re a week away from Christmas and high school students are ready to mentally check out for the holidays. Once the final exams are over and winter break starts, break out the video games, Ipods and DVDs. Or for the high school athletes, it’s the start of the busiest time of the winter sports year.

12/18/2014

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Wild Blog: Wild Vs. Blackhawks – So Close, Yet So Far

I honestly believe the Wild had Tuesday night’s game won until a questionable hooking penalty on Erik Haula put Chicago on the power play in the last five minutes of a tie game. That shift in momentum was just what the Hawks needed.

12/17/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Billie Wildrick From ‘A Christmas Story, The Musical’

By now, it’s hard to believe that there are people who haven’t seen the 1983 Christmas comedy, “A Christmas Story.” I mean, it’s nearly impossible not to catch a glimpse of the film when flipping through channels on Christmas day since TBS began its 24-hour “A Christmas Story” marathon.

12/10/2014

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Prep Blog: Minnesota Transitions Event Highlights Weekend Match-Ups

The football season is over and the trophies for seven state champions are now resting quietly in their school’s cases. We’re now transitioning to winter, which means a move to basketball courts, hockey arenas and wrestling mats.

12/04/2014

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Wild Blog: A December to Remember

The Minnesota Wild will kick off December with a little time at home. It started Wednesday night at Xcel Energy Center against the Montreal Canadiens.

12/04/2014

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Wild Blog: Tough Homestand Continues With Win Over Montreal

After losing to the L.A. Kings 4-1 last week, the Minnesota Wild rebounded Wednesday night with a 2-1 win over Montreal to continue a tough home stand.

12/04/2014

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Bite Of Minnesota: Sausage And White Bean Cassoulet

It is cold. There’s no denying that we’ve been experiencing some cold temperatures lately, causing our bodies to crave warm comfort food.

12/03/2014

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Tommies Blog: Rally Falls Short For St. Thomas At Wartburg

A late rally that included an onside kick recovery late in the fourth quarter came up just short for the St. Thomas football team in a 37-71 loss at Wartburg Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Playoffs.

11/26/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Conrad John Schuck, Orpheum’s General Waverly

We all have holiday traditions. For some, it’s baking cookies. For others, it’s decorating the house. And for another group it could be watching the big game.

11/25/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Tyler Michaels From Guthrie’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

One of the Guthrie Theater’s most popular plays is back, just in time for the holidays. This marks the 40th season of Charles Dickens’ immortal tale “A Christmas Carol.” This year, there’s a new twist on Crispin Whittell’s adaptation.

11/22/2014

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Earns NCAA Bid, Heads To Iowa

The St. Thomas football team celebrated Senior Day with a 57-35 win in its regular season finale against Gustavus on Saturday. Most of the 17 seniors on the squad also probably thought it was their final college football game. Not so fast. There was a sliver of hope for the No. 20-ranked Tommies after Bethel went to double overtime with Augsburg and lost 62-61 for its second loss of the season.

11/21/2014

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Prep Blog: Previewing The Prep Bowl At TCF Bank Stadium

It’s state championship week in high school football, what every kid who ever puts on pads and a helmet dreams about. It’s also a bittersweet time for coaches and players because now there’s a certainty: This is the last football game of the year.

11/20/2014

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Lauren’s Science Corner: Climate Change Increasing Lightning Strikes?

There are 1.4 billion lightning strikes globally each year — 25 million of those bolts occur in the U.S., and that number may be going way up. A study, recently published in the journal Science, concludes that a 50 percent increase in lightning strike frequency is possible by the end of the century.

11/19/2014

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Curiocity Review: CTC’s ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’

It may be a bit early for some of us to be thinking about the holiday season, but within the Minneapolis theater community it was snowing long before Nov. 10. And the first theater to begin its holiday celebrations this season was the Children’s Theater Company.

11/18/2014

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Seniors Play Final Home Game

It will be a bittersweet day for 17 seniors on Saturday as the St. Thomas football team plays its final regular season home game against Gustavus. It will also mark the end of their football careers as the Tommies are, at best, now a longshot for an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Playoffs.

11/14/2014

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Prep Blog: Previewing The State Football Semifinals

It’s a huge week for the four teams that are left in each class. You’re playing for something that might have only seemed like a dream in August: A chance to play for a state championship. The teams that advance this week head to TCF Bank Stadium to play in the Prep Bowl, while the others wonder what might have been after getting so close.

11/13/2014

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Focused On 2-Game Season

It’s now a two-game season for the St. Thomas football team, and assuming the Tommies win both of their remaining games, they’ll be in virtually the same spot they were in at this time last year. The Tommies, ranked No. 24 in the latest Division III poll, went back and forth with Concordia (Moorhead) last Saturday in the fourth quarter and came away with a 35-32 victory over the Cobbers.

11/07/2014

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Prep Blog: Previewing The State Football Quarterfinals

Every high school football player that steps on the field in August has the goal of playing football in November. That means you’re in the state tournament, where anything is possible.

11/06/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With 98 Degrees, Men Of The Strip’s Jeff Timmons

There are a few things that every girl growing up in the 90s loved. Gel pens, Lisa Frank and Tamagotchis, to name a few. But there was nothing they loved more than boy bands. Well, at least there was nothing I loved more. So, when I was asked if I wanted to sit down with Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, I of course said ‘I Do!’

11/01/2014

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Hosts Concordia Facing A Must-Win

The St. Thomas football program is at a crossroads as it heads into its penultimate home game Saturday against Concordia (Moorhead). The Tommies are 5-2 overall, 3-2 in the MIAC and for the first time since 2009, Glenn Caruso’s program is on the outside looking in at the national polls.

10/31/2014

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Prep Blog: Section Championships, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

Eagan at Prior Lake highlights a big night of high school football across Minnesota Friday as state tournament bids are up for grabs. Every athlete that ever puts on football pads dreams of the chance to play for a trip to state. For 112 teams across seven total classes, the opportunity is there this week to celebrate a section championship when the clock hits zero.

10/31/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With “Monday Night Comedy Show” Creator Andrew Brynildson

Very rarely does anyone look forward to a Monday. The weekend is over, a full week of work lies ahead and there are five full days until Friday rolls around. Mondays, for many, are a drag.

10/30/2014

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Weather Blog: Halloween Weather In The Twin Cities

Nothing inspires such fright as the vision of Halloween pumpkins shrouded in white. But have no fear, clear skies are in the forecast for Halloween this year.

10/29/2014

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Guy On A Bike: Are Protected Bike Lanes Safer?

A stretch of protected cycling lane recently opened on 36th St. W. in Minneapolis, spanning from Lake Calhoun to Bryant Ave S. The opening of this lane opened got me wondering: Are protected lanes really safer for cyclists?

10/24/2014

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Faces Huge Test At Bethel Saturday

The St. Thomas football team, ranked No. 22 in the country, faces its biggest game of the year Saturday at No. 11-ranked Bethel. The Tommies need a win over the Royals to stay in the hunt for a MIAC title and keep their chances alive to get to the postseason.

10/24/2014

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