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Republican Lawmakers Want To Ax Transgender Athletics Rule

More than 20 Republican legislators want to stop transgender students born as male from playing on female sports teams.

03/09/2015

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St. Paul Offering Prizes For Visitors Who Take To Twitter

The city of St. Paul is buzzing as it prepares to host the state’s top athletes and their parents for the annual Minnesota State High School League tournaments. But that’s not the only big event coming up on the east side of the river.

02/18/2015

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Coaches’ Behavior Called Into Question After Dance Competition Controversy

Controversy is surrounding the Minnesota State High School High-Kick Dance Championship after several of the teams claim the winning group copied their dance from a Utah dance line.

02/16/2015

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Controversy Continues Over Faribault Dance Team’s High-Kick Title

The Faribault Emerald dance team took home the first place trophy in the Class AAA State High-Kick Dance Championship, but not without controversy. Many of their competitors claim they copied a dance and didn’t deserve the win.

02/15/2015

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Faribault Dance Team Wins Championship Amid Controversy

The Faribault Emerald dance team took home the first place trophy in the class AAA high kick dance championship, but not without controversy. Many of their competitors claim they copied a dance and didn’t deserve the win.

02/15/2015

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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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Podcast Page: 12-9-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee-John Hines Hosting

John Hines fills in for Dave Lee….and finds out about the 50th Anniversary of Rudolph….click the link above to head to the PODCAST PAGE.

12/09/2014

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MSHSL Votes To Approve Policy For Transgender Athletes

Minnesota’s high school sports league voted to approve the new guidelines for transgender students to participate in sports at a Thursday meeting. An avalanche of strong reaction from both sides on the controversial policy delayed a Minnesota State High School League vote on the guidelines earlier this year.

12/04/2014

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H.S. League To Workshop Transgender Athlete Guidelines Before Vote

The Minnesota State High School League will be holding a meeting Wednesday to discuss a controversial proposal that would implement guidelines for transgender athletes.

12/03/2014

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High Schools Paying More To Play In State Tourneys

It’s state tournament time in Minnesota, and it will cost more for some schools to make the trip this year. The Minnesota State High School League has warned schools to expect smaller reimbursement checks at the end of the school year. Mayer Lutheran may only be home to 180 students, but on Friday nearly all of them made the 45-mile trip to St. Paul to see their team compete on the volleyball court.

11/07/2014

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MSHSL Postpones Decision On Policy For Transgender Athletes

The Minnesota State High School League voted to postpone making a decision on the league’s proposed policy about transgender students who want to play on athletic teams. As WCCO’s Bill Hudson reported, the board wanted the currently written policy to move forward, but also to refine it before it becomes fully implemented.

10/02/2014

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MSHSL Addressing Guidelines For Transgender Athletes

This week, the Minnesota State High School League is talking about having some guidelines for transgender students who play sports. OutFront Minnesota has been helping the MSHSL come up with the proposal.

09/30/2014

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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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Proposal: Don’t Let Out-Of-State Athletes Steal Ice Time

Parents will live in another state while their children move to Minnesota to play hockey. It may sound extreme, but schools say it’s happening. Now, some college students are calling on lawmakers to crack down.

11/07/2013

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Athlete Suspended Over Tweet Will Get To Wrestle

A Minnesota high school athlete who was suspended over a tweet has dropped his push for a court order that would allow him to compete after learning he’ll be allowed to wrestle this season. Tyson Leon, a 16-year-old football player and wrestler at Shakopee High School, had argued that his tweet about “drilling” his teammates was about tackling opponents.

10/24/2013

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Minn. Athlete Challenges Suspension From Sports

A Minnesota high school athlete is challenging his suspension from sports, saying a tweet about drilling his teammates was about tackling opponents and wasn’t a threat. Tyson Leon, a 16-year-old football player and wrestler at Shakopee High School, says the suspension from sports is hurting his chances of getting a wrestling scholarship to attend college. However, a school district attorney said in court Tuesday that his suspension was only for football and that he will still be able to wrestle, according to the Star Tribune.

10/23/2013

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Minn. Students To Square Off In Robotics Tourney

Teams from across Minnesota will put their robots through the paces Saturday at the Minnesota State High School League’s second annual State Robotics Tournament. Nearly 800 students will battle their robots and try to take home the top prize.

05/17/2013

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MSHSL Board OKs Prep Basketball Tourney Changes

The Minnesota State High School League board of directors has approved changes in the state boys’ and girls’ basketball tournaments.

12/06/2012

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Ineligible Player Disqualifies Prairie Seeds Academy From State Tourney

Prairie Seeds Academy of Brooklyn Park, which had been videotaped fighting with Totino-Grace during the Section 5A title game, has been disqualified from the Class A state soccer tournament due to use of an ineligible player, says the Minnesota State High School League.

10/24/2012

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Eagan School Puts Hockey As The Priority

Parents will do a lot to give their children an edge in youth sports. But what about sending them to a sports school?

10/10/2012

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Twin Cities Orthopedics Offering Free Physicals For Athletes

It’s the last day of July, which means somehow that the school year is less than a month away for many school districts.

07/31/2012

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Dusty Boyer Wins Record 4th State Tennis Title

Dusty Boyer of Forest Lake stands alone. He’s now the only Minnesota high school boys tennis player to ever have four individual state titles to his name.

06/08/2012

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MSHSL Explains Why Jabs Not On Ice

The Minnesota State High School League is explaining why a paralyzed hockey player was not on the ice after his team won the Class 2A state boys championship.

03/12/2012

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A 5-State Ban For ‘Piggyback Bandit’

The stocky man showed up in a basketball uniform for a game at Century High School in North Dakota. Players and coaches assumed he was a fan who had come with another team, so nobody objected when he began to pitch in around the bench.

02/16/2012

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