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Wild Looking To Find Its Game Back At Xcel Energy Center

Now trailing 2-0 to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Minnesota Wild and the series shifts back to St. Paul for Game 3 Tuesday night.

05/04/2015

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Hard-Hitting Bloomington Jefferson Softball Team Expects To Make State

At Bloomington Jefferson, making the state tournament isn’t a goal. It’s an expectation.

05/01/2015

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Hinckley Football Player Earns Award For Courage

When you’re a high school football player, what more can you ask for than a girlfriend who likes sports even more than you do?

04/29/2015

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He Loves Lacrosse So Much He Coaches 3 Teams

Do you love lacrosse? You can’t possibly love it as much as Aime Caines.

When Caines is coaching, he’s all in, giving his team every ounce of his energy and every octave in his vocal chords.

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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Clay Target League Sees Rapid Burst In Popularity

The fastest growing high school sport in Minnesota isn’t played with a ball or a puck — it’s played with a gun.

It isn’t hard to explain the sport’s rapid burst in popularity.

04/17/2015

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St. Croix Lutheran Hurdler Is Breaking Records, Heading To Harvard

How do you become a hurdler? “You’ll meet a lot of kids at meets that are just like, ‘Ah, my coach threw me in this (laughs),'” St. Croix Lutheran hurdler Jon Tollefson said. Tollefson’s introduction to the hurdles freshman year was similar to most.

04/10/2015

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Simple Switch Producing Big Results For Wild’s Vanek

You can point to Devan Dubnyk as the biggest reason the Wild are in the playoffs. And you’d be right. But give Thomas Vanek a lot of credit, too. Sure, point to the arrival of Dubnyk for Minnesota’s resurgence.

04/09/2015

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New ‘Smart’ Tennis Racket Improves Swings With Data

In our data-driven world, sports is increasingly embracing data to try and gain an advantage.

And now, that data is making its way into actual sports equipment.

04/07/2015

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Wild Can Clinch Playoff Spot With Monday Win

Mikko Koivu will be back in the Wild lineup Monday night after missing Saturday’s game with a scratched eye.

04/06/2015

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Focus On Passing Game Is Paying Off For Gophers

The Gophers football coaches made no bones about it at the start of the spring: If their team is to get better, their passing game has to get better. So has it? “Yeah, definitely,” quarterback Mitch Leidner said. “I feel like we’ve taken a huge step.”

04/04/2015

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3 Young Minn. Golfers In Championship At Augusta Nat’l

Camille Kuznik, Aayushi Sarkar and Connor Glynn aren’t even old enough to drive yet. But they can drive alright. And chip. And putt. And on Sunday, they’ll compete in the national Drive, Chip and Putt Championship.

04/03/2015

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Wild Get 4 Days Off, Say ‘Rest Is A Weapon’

Yes, it’s weird that in the stretch run of the season, as teams battle for playoff spots and positioning, the Wild get a four-day break. They won’t play again until Thursday.

03/30/2015

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From The Apple Valley Track To West Point

Jennifer Suter is the future of the American military. All 5-foot-2, 125 pounds of her is headed to West Point.

03/27/2015

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With Cobb Gone, Gophers Look To Improve Passing Game

The University of Minnesota football team is trying to find some things out this spring. One of the biggest is how the Gophers will function offensively after running back David Cobb’s departure. Cobb set a single-season rushing record with Minnesota as a senior.

03/24/2015

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Kilpatrick In Right Place At Right Time To Play For Timberwolves

NBA teams are always looking for guys with the right combination of size and strength. But sometimes, they’re just looking for a guy in the right place at the right time. That’s how Sean Kilpatrick ended up with the Timberwolves.

03/23/2015

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Can Attendance Issues At College Hockey Tournaments Be Fixed?

College hockey held its men’s conference tournaments this weekend, and if you watched any of the games with Minnesota teams in them, you noticed a common theme — empty seats.

03/23/2015

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Eastview, Hopkins Eyeing Title Game In Girls Basketball State Tournament

The Girls State High School Basketball Tournament starts Tuesday at Target Center and the University of Minnesota. And in the biggest class, the top two seeds have set themselves apart. Which has their coaches preaching a very similar message today, saying all the things coaches are supposed to say.

03/16/2015

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The Ultimate Guide To Your NCAA Tournament Brackets

Grab your pens and brackets. We’re about to tell you how to fill them out. As they say in the stock market, past performance is not an indicator of future results. But in the NCAA Tournament, it does give us a pretty good idea.

03/15/2015

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From Her Basement, Emily Quiner Is Shooting For The Olympics

Some people have air hockey in their basement, or maybe a dart board. But what 23-year-old Emily Quiner from Brooklyn Park has in her basement just might get her to the Olympics.

03/15/2015

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Adapted Floor Hockey State Tournament Special For Kids, Parents

The Adapted Floor Hockey State Tournament is this weekend at Bloomington Jefferson High School, and like its predecessor last weekend on the ice, it’s quite a draw.

03/14/2015

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Maranatha Basketball Dynasty Ends 16-Year Reign

One of the most intriguing storylines of the state basketball tournament involves Maranatha.

Tim Hanson says he’s an engineer, but his primary job the last 30 years has been driving all his boys to their basketball game.

03/13/2015

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Viral Hockey Hair Vid Earns Big Donation For Charity

It’s become an annual tradition now in the wake of the Minnesota State Boys Hockey Tournament to see who made the tongue-in-cheek All Hockey Hair Team. The YouTube user known as Pulltab Productions has been producing these videos — introducing the masses to such sartorial terms as “salad” and “flow” — for years now.

03/09/2015

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Spielman: Vikings Have Had ‘Open Dialogue’ With Peterson

Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman came to watch and evaluate potential future pros at the Gophers’ annual Pro Day on Monday, but he did address the future of his team’s most prominent current pro.

03/02/2015

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Three Brothers Star On Lakeville Hockey Team

If you’re watching hockey and you see someone from Lakeville walk up to Tim Poehling and start profusely thanking him, there’s a reason for that.

He’s responsible for the entire top line on the top team in the entire state.

02/27/2015

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