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Best Public Pools In Minnesota

Minnesota has no shortage of sportage when it comes to public pools. Here are five best Minnesota pools

07/17/2015

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Minn. Woman Going To The Olympics, Carrying On Family Tradition

Johnson, 23, has just qualified for the 2016 games in Brazil, playing rugby. Katie is carrying on the family tradition, as her grandfather qualified for the 1948 games in speed skating.

07/16/2015

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Former Pro Snowboarder Shares Message Of Hope At HCMC

Kevin Pearce competed for years as a professional snowboarder and dreamed of the Olympics before an accident in 2009 left him with traumatic brain injury.

04/09/2015

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Lindsey Vonn Seeks To Empower Young Girls

She grew up in Minnesota and has fast-tracked her way to the best of the best. Lindsey Vonn is a downhill skier who wants to let young girls know that self-esteem is the key to anything. She is the ultimate on slopes from Minnesota, and in some respects, in the world.

04/03/2015

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Olympian Lindsey Vonn Visits Afton Alps

Skiing season is now closed but that doesn’t mean there aren’t reasons to visit the resorts. Like to meet Olympians!

04/01/2015

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Olympian Lindsey Vonn Visits Afton Alps

Skiing season is now closed but that doesn’t mean there aren’t reasons to visit the resorts. Like to meet Olympians!

03/26/2015

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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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1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team Reunites In Lake Placid

The ovation wasn’t quite as deafening as it was 35 years ago. It was riveting, nonetheless, for Dave Christian and his old Olympic buddies, together again to celebrate their Miracle on Ice.

02/23/2015

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‘Miracle’ Mementos: Brooks’ Olympic Stuff Up For Auction

The “Miracle on Ice” was a triumph years in the making under the careful, demanding and creative guidance of coach Herb Brooks. Some of the documents that were part of the improbable U.S. victory over the Soviet Union during the 1980 Winter Olympics are now for sale, along with a bunch of other belongings of the late hockey great.

02/17/2015

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Q&A With Former Russian Hockey Player Vyacheslav ‘Slava’ Fetisov On “Red Army”

“Red Army” revolves around Vyacheslav “Slava” Fetisov – the captain, leader, and soul of the hockey squad. While you’ll find the perfunctory highlights and archived evidence of Russia’s hockey acumen, the film is wonderfully spliced by sidebars between Fetisov and director Gabe Polsky.

01/22/2015

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Olympic Skier Nick Goepper Visits Afton Alps

Olympic slopestyle skier Nick Goepper won the bronze at the Sochi Olympics and Gold at the 2013 X Games. He did some skiing at Afton Alps Saturday before hosting a Q&A session with young skiers and riders.

01/10/2015

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Meet The 1st MN Woman To Box For Team USA

If you knew Heidi Henriksen when she was younger, this is about the last thing you’d have imagined her doing. But 10 years ago, the shy and quiet artist did something that would change her life. She sat down and watched a movie.

09/03/2014

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6 Of The Most Devastating Team USA Losses In History

You win some and you lose some, but these losses hurt and they hurt bad. And let’s be honest, Sunday’s match against Portugal felt like a defeat …

06/23/2014

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A Preview Of The North Star Bicycle Race

Next week, world-class athletes from across the globe will come to Minnesota and Wisconsin to compete in a one-of-a kind event. The North Star Bicycle Race is the only pro-stage race in the Midwest. It’s not every day you get to see elite athletes this close, according to David LaPorte – the race’s executive director.

06/07/2014

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‘Miracle On Ice’ Gold Medal Auctioned For $262,900

An Olympic gold medal earned by a player on the “Miracle on Ice” 1980 U.S. Olympic team has been auctioned for nearly $263,000. It belonged to Mark Pavelich, who had the assist on Mike Eruzione’s game-winning goal for Team USA against the Soviet Union.

05/17/2014

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2-25-14 Mike Max Sports On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Kevin Love wins the Player of the week honors in the NBA and much more today with Mike and Dave….Click the above link to listen!

02/25/2014

(FILES): This August 17, 2008 file photo shows US swimmer Michael Phelps competing in the men's 4 x 100m medley relay swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing. USA Swimming suspended Olympic superstar Michael Phelps for three months on February 5, 2009, a "reprimand" after a published photograph showed him apparently smoking marijuana. The national governing body of the sport stressed that the punishment was not for a doping violation, but said they wanted to send a "s trong message" to Phelps about his status as a role model for young people.

Top 5 Moments In Olympic History

Do any Olympic moments from Sochi make it on to our top 5 all-time list?

02/24/2014

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2-24-14 Mike Max Sports On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Despite another 30 point effort from Kevin Love, the Wolves fall in Portland on Sunday Night. Click the link to hear Mike Max’s sports report with Dave Lee.

02/24/2014

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Canada Beats US 1-0 To Reach Gold-Medal Game

Jamie Benn scored in the second period, Carey Price made 31 saves, and Canada beat the United States 1-0 Friday night in the semifinals of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament. Canada advanced to the gold-medal match Sunday against Sweden, which beat Finland 2-1 in the earlier semifinal at Bolshoy Ice Dome.

02/21/2014

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2-20-14 Mike Max On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Mike Max talks US/Canada in Gold Medal Game, Kevin Love leaving, and the Gophers with a horrible loss in basketball. Click the link above to hear the podcast!

02/20/2014

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Oshie Is Latest Success Story From Warroad, Minn.

As T.J. Oshie led the U.S. men’s Olympic team to a dramatic 3-2 shootout win over Russia on Saturday, people in his tiny northern Minnesota hometown were screaming in joy at their televisions, daring to hope that the 27-year-old would be the latest from Warroad to bring home Olympic gold.

02/15/2014

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Oshie’s Shootout Goals Lead US Past Russia, 3-2

T.J. Oshie scored four times in the shootout and got the winner in the eighth round, leading the United States past Russia 3-2 Saturday in the thrilling revival of a classic Olympic hockey rivalry. Cam Fowler and Joe Pavelski scored in regulation for the Americans in the marquee game of the preliminary round.

02/15/2014

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USA Hockey Fans On Their Own In Sochi

Ben Brushoff and Tony Carlson walked into Bolshoy Ice Dome for the men’s hockey game between the United States and Russia all decked out in stars and stripes. They didn’t have much company.

02/15/2014

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USA, Russia Matchup Gets Tense

Icy stares, bone-crunching checks, even a skirmish or two in front of the net. The matchup between the United States and Russia on Saturday may have lacked the political tension that engulfed the game in 1980, but the Sochi version was still teeming with intensity on the ice.

02/15/2014

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2-14-14 The Rash Report On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Why is Minneapolis/St Paul the leading Market for Olympic Viewing? Find out by clicking the link above.

02/14/2014

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