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Burnsville’s Brock Boeser In A Hockey Class By Himself

Brock Boeser grew up in Burnsville knowing he wanted to be a hockey player. That’s nothing new for a Minnesota kid, but he grew into his dream. Boeser was the only Minnesotan taken in the first round, by Vancouver, in the NHL Draft.

4 hours ago

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Former Marine Now A Preseason All-America For Concordia Football

Hank Goff was a standout on the Minnetonka state championship football team in high school. He went onto South Dakota State to play football, but it didn’t work out academically. That’s when his life changed.

12 hours ago

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Jerry Kill Stresses Love For Football, Fun At Camps

Here is a good question: During the summer months of camp season, can you teach kids to like football if they don’t? We paid a visit to Jerry Kill’s camp and asked him just that.

07/05/2015

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Roseville Native Mike Muscala Living His NBA Dream

He is now a member of the Atlanta Hawks, but the road started in Roseville for Mike Muscala. He grew into his long frame, put up numbers at Bucknell in college and because of it is now drawing an NBA pay check.

07/02/2015

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Patterson Hoping To Forget Rough 2nd Season With Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings offseason lasts for about six weeks. Training camp in Mankato is less than a month away. One player who can’t wait for it to get here is wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.

06/30/2015

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Teddy Bridgewater Talks Vikings, Kentucky Derby, High School Prom

Teddy Bridgewater is entering is his second NFL season as the potential new face of the Minnesota Vikings. But it’s just as important to him to be an approachable, down to earth guy.

06/29/2015

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Mike Max Goes 1-On-1 With Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns arrived in Minneapolis last Friday and is already excited, talking about his NBA future with the Timberwolves. Mike Max spent time with him to talk basketball, life and what’s next.

06/29/2015

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NDSU Coach Chris Kleiman On Upholding A Football Legacy

The North Dakota State football program is becoming a model across the country — the team has earned a national title for four seasons straight.

06/28/2015

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DeLaSallians Sound Off On Upcoming NBA Draft

Coach Dave Thorson is conducting his annual basketball camp at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis. He is asked to turn his attention to two players he coached two years ago in Michael Jordan’s Summer Camp.

06/19/2015

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Timberwolves Open Shiny New Downtown Practice Facility

The Minnesota Timberwolves held a grand opening for their shiny new downtown practice facility on Wednesday, hoping that it can help end a decade of futility in the NBA. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and WNBA President Laurel Richie attended the ceremony.

06/17/2015

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Minnesota High School Lacrosse Grows In Popularity

The sport that keeps getting more competitive is lacrosse, and the state tournament illustrates just that. The level of competition keeps getting better while they continue to iron out the wrinkles.

06/12/2015

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With 2 On The Field And 1 In The Booth, Family Stays Together In Lacrosse

It’s a family affair in the sport of lacrosse — that’s what happens when two brothers play on the varsity team, while their younger brother calls their games for a webcast.

06/05/2015

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Adrian Peterson, Vikings Make Elementary School Appearance

The idea Wednesday morning was for the Minnesota Vikings to build a playground like they do every year — this time in Falcon Heights. Vikings employees were able to join with volunteers and start in on construction, and they made progress. But the team never got to join because the skies opened.

06/03/2015

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Twins’ Pitching Coach Neil Allen Changing Bullpen’s Mindset

The Twins’ bullpen has been turning things around lately, and that’s in no small part thanks to the pitching coach, Neil Allen.

05/30/2015

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Zimmer On Peterson: ‘I Don’t Know When He’s Coming’ To Practice

The Minnesota Vikings held their organized team activities (OTAs) on Wednesday

It was a beautiful day for football practice and a sense of optimism was in the air.

05/27/2015

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Local Basketball Talent Hits 43 Hoops To Stay Sharp

Every summer, college and professional basketball players return to Minnesota and find a place to congregate. They are looking for a good game to hone their skills.

05/26/2015

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Twins’ Eddie Guardado Returns To Minnesota To Jump Start Bullpen

Eddie Guardado sat down with WCCO’s Mike Max in the Twins’ dugout to talk about his approach to coaching, pitching, and he reminisces about the pressure and excitement of his days as a relief pitcher in Minnesota.

05/23/2015

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Life Is Good For Lynx Assistant Coach Jim Peterson

Jim Petersen grew up in St. Louis Park, and grew into a 6-foot-11-inch frame. Basketball was an obvious calling, and it still is because he loves this game — and the game seems to love him back.

05/23/2015

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Century Community College Soaking In Trip To NJCAA World Series

They have earned a chance to play for a national title. The Century Community College baseball team out of White Bear Lake is back. As Mike Max reports, it’s been a winding journey for the program and it will be a long journey to the next game.

05/20/2015

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Eastview Softball Captains Earn 4.0 GPAs

Eastview’s softball team is a conference champion, but that’s not what makes the team so special.

“Coaching isn’t about winning,” coach Trevor Monroe said. “I will trade wins for good kids.

05/15/2015

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Alex Kreidler Is Osseo’s Adaptive Softball Pitching Ace

Alex Kreidler, the ace of the Osseo High School’s adaptive softball team, is a pitcher with quite a record — and he’s finishing his senior season with a flurry. Kreidler is at home on the pitching mound. “I would say it’s so much fun … trying to strike people out,” Kreidler said.

05/14/2015

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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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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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