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Prep Blog: Boys Hockey Playoff Games Highlight Weekend Match-Ups

We’re sprinting towards the end of February, but March Madness is already in full effect on the Minnesota high school sports scene. Our top match-ups this week feature two Friday hockey games with state tournament bids at stake, a top-five match-up in girls basketball and a couple of interesting games in the boys basketball playoffs.

02/27/2015

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High School Sports Rally: Feb. 13, 2015

The temperature is dropping, but the action on the ice is heating up in high school hockey.

02/13/2015

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Guest Pass: LTD Brewing Company In Hopkins

Over the last couple of years, the craft beer scene has exploded in Minnesota. Now, it seems like there’s a taproom on every corner. One of those is the LTD Brewery in Hopkins. It’s less than a year old, but the guys behind it have been making beer for over a decade.

01/29/2015

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Hopkins Prep Star Does It All On The Court

If you’re looking at a list of the 15 best juniors in the entire country in girls basketball, she’s on it. And she doesn’t even lead her own team in scoring. But when you watch Nia Hollie play for Hopkins, you see why pretty clearly.

01/26/2015

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Prep Blog: Friday’s Top High School Match-Ups

There’s a great boys hockey match-up Friday night in the north Twin Cities metro between a pair of ranked teams with a combined five losses in 34 games. One of them was a state runner-up last year.

01/23/2015

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St. Paul Schools Working On ‘Gender Inclusion’ Policy

The St. Paul school district is seeking to establish a new policy to protect transgender students. The proposal was outlined Tuesday night by the district’s strategic planning and policy administrator. A group of school board members plans to work on the “gender inclusion” policy with students, parents and staff in the coming months.

01/14/2015

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High School Sports Rally: Jan. 9, 2015

Put a log on the fire: We are moving into the teeth of the winter sports season.

01/09/2015

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Prep Blog: Timberwolves Shootout Highlights Weekend Match-Ups

This weekend, there are plenty of great match-ups in hockey and basketball. One of the top events of the weekend is the Timberwolves Shootout, an all-day event at Target Center where some of Minnesota’s top teams face talented squads from across the country.

01/09/2015

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Curiocity: Suburban Bowling Alley Gets Funky With Calley Bliss, Fladcast

I’m a jazz neophyte. I know very little about who performs the genre or how it’s performed. I know even less about where it is performed.

11/15/2014

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St. Louis Park Man Pleads Guilty In Impaired Crash That Killed Store Owner

A 20-year-old St. Louis Park man has pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in the April 15 death of a hardware store owner, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

10/28/2014

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Hopkins Teammates Have A ‘Brotherly Love’ Off The Field

The Hopkins Royals (4-4) host the Edina Hornets (2-6). The Royals lost their first conference game last week to Eden Prairie, which means Hopkins’ defensive co-captains Zach Haley and Harry Momoh are looking to use the loss to the Eden Prairie as motivation.

10/24/2014

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Students Don Orange To Prevent Bullying

Children across the state dressed in orange on Wednesday to highlight Bullying Prevention Day. The color blazed inside Hopkins’ Eisenhower Elementary School.

10/22/2014

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Formed Out Of Tragedy, Hopkins Family Of Ten Bonds Over Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – You’ve got your Mannings. Your Harbaughs. Your Molinas, Gasols, and Earnhardts. Some families are sports super-families. And there is one such family in Hopkins, a family that is thriving, even if it was […]

10/17/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 8, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

There are several conference titles on the line as well as the chance for home field advantage in the playoffs as teams kick off this week, and they’re doing so on short notice. It’s the week of Minnesota’s annual teacher’s conferences, so a majority of teams across the state are on a short week with games on Wednesday night.

10/15/2014

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Mpls. Man Killed In Supervalu Warehouse Accident

An industrial accident in Hopkins claimed the life of a 51-year-old Minneapolis man Sunday afternoon, according to Hopkins Police. At around 2:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the Supervalu warehouse in Hopkins.

09/21/2014

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St. Paul To Vote On Streetcar Study

There’s a big transit vote Wednesday for the St. Paul City Council. They must decide whether to move ahead with a study that would make way for streetcars to return to downtown St. Paul. The project would cost $250 million.

07/09/2014

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Mpls., Met Council Reach Tentative SWLRT Agreement

The City of Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council reached a tentative agreement on plans for the proposed Southwest Corridor Light Rail project that should reduce the budget by $30 million. The proposed light rail line would run from downtown Minneapolis through to Eden Prairie.

07/08/2014

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Water Level, Debris Make Minnehaha Creek Unsafe For Paddlers

You may have to change your Memorial Day weekend plans if they include canoeing or kayaking down Minnehaha Creek. The recent rain caused high levels on Lake Minnetonka. As a result, water is being released into the creek to lower it. The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District warns the release is causing unsafe conditions.

05/23/2014

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Prep Blog: Friday’s Top Metro Baseball Match-Ups

From a weather standpoint, the high school baseball season in Minnesota doesn’t feel like it’s underway until probably the end of May. From a calendar standpoint, the regular season is over by the end of May and teams are battling through section brackets to determine the state tournament teams.

05/16/2014

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DQ Hero To Meet With Warren Buffett

A Hopkins teenager is headed to Omaha Friday after an invitation from Warren Buffett. The second richest man in America called the Dairy Queen on Main Street in Hopkins after hearing about employee Joey Prusak.

05/01/2014

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Police, Fire Crews Respond To April Fools’ Prank

Criminal charges could be filed after an April Fools’ Day prank led to a response from the Hopkins police and fire departments. According to officers, an unnamed 18-year-old texted his mother on Tuesday telling her that the kitchen in their house was on fire and he was evacuating.

04/02/2014

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Hopkins’ Win Over Shakopee Provokes Shot Clock Debate

High school tournament time is almost a guarantee for something exciting. In the boys’ basketball, Thursday night’s game between Hopkins and Shakopee was a thriller, going in to a fourth overtime. Many argue you win basketball games by playing the game. Thursday night Hopkins won by not playing.

03/14/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee….JOHN HINES Hosting 3-14-14

Busy Friday, Did you miss something? CLICK THE LINK ABOVE to listen to a podcast from today’s show.

03/14/2014

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Buzzer Beaters Highlight Crazy Night In State Basketball

High school basketball fans witnessed March Madness at Target Center Thursday night as a pair of state tournament semifinal games ended with buzzer-beating shots that went in. Hopkins and Lakeville North will meet for the Class 4A state championship Saturday night, but both teams needed shots to go in as time expired to get there.

03/14/2014

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Hopkins, Robbinsdale Issue Winter Parking Restrictions

The Twin Cities have already implemented winter parking restrictions due to this season’s combo of relentless snow and persistent, frigid cold, and now parking restrictions are coming to the western suburbs.

03/05/2014

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