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Garth Brooks Breaks Ticket Sales Record In Minneapolis

Not a huge surprise — when you add a whopping 11 shows in one city, it’s probably only a matter of time. Still, Garth Brooks announced that his nearly two-week run slated for Minneapolis in November has shattered his North American ticket sales record.

10/13/2014

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Cold Snap Sets New Daily Record For Natural Gas Usage

If you think your furnace has been running a lot this January, you’re absolutely right. CenterPoint Energy said the first major cold snap in early January set a new daily record for natural gas consumption.

01/23/2014

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Minnesota Shivers But Sets No Records

As cold as it’s been in Minnesota, no records have fallen. The Minneapolis record that forecasters had considered the most threatened was for the coldest high temperature for this date, which was 14 degrees below zero in 1909.

01/06/2014

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After 105 Hours, A 3-Way Tie For Bell Ringing Record

After five days of non-stop bell ringing, the three contenders working towards the Salvation Army World Bell Ringing record have decided to walk away. The three agreed on the tie record, ending the hunt at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

12/08/2013

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Patterson Sets NFL Record With 109-Yard Return

Minnesota Vikings rookie Cordarrelle Patterson has set the NFL record for longest kickoff return, a 109-yard touchdown to start the game against Green Bay.

10/27/2013

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Beyond Bounds: Plain Cheerios Fuel St. Olaf’s First-Year Phenom

The first-year came in first. After 251 of the region’s best cross country athletes darted through the serene arboretum surrounding St. Olaf College, Noelle Olson — who had just started college mere weeks beforehand — came out on top.

10/05/2013

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ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week For Sept. 20: Emma Hughes

Record-setting volleyball star Emma Hughes of New Prague is the Sept. 20 Aspire Athlete of the Week.
She loves the game – and has since she first started. “It started in sixth grade when I tried out for JO volleyball,” she said. “I was the youngest and I got put on a higher team. I loved it from the beginning.”

09/20/2013

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Canterbury Park Breaks Season Record

Celebrating a resurgence of racing, Canterbury Park wrapped up one of its most successful seasons in its colorful history. Over the course of 69 days, attendance and handle, which is the amount of money bet on Canterbury races, rose to the highest levels since 1995.

09/15/2013

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Peterson, Vikings Focused On ‘Seizing This Moment’

The Minnesota Vikings raced forward with their rebuilding project last season by finishing 10-6 and reaching the playoffs ahead of expectations, a feel-good ride behind those 2,097 yards rushing by Adrian Peterson.

08/27/2013

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Grandma’s Marathon Course Record Faces Challenge

It’s been 32 years since Minnesota’s Dick Beardsley set the Grandma’s Marathon course record, winning in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 37 seconds.

06/22/2013

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Record Cold In Parts Of Minnesota

The National Weather Service says International Falls reported a low of 30 degrees, a record low for the date. The previous record of 32 degrees was reached three times, most recently in 2009. Crane Lake reported a morning low of 28.

06/02/2013

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Lee Bares: Lakeville South’s Fearless Flier

Hockey players tend to get the most credit for being tough. Football players pride themselves on taking a pounding. But it takes a truly special kind of athlete to fearlessly fly 16 feet into the air.

05/24/2013

Hamline senior Becky Culp already has three All-American honors on her resume, but wants two more -- and could possible add an NCAA title to it, too. (credit: Hamline University)

Beyond Bounds: Becky Culp Could Take Home An NCAA Crown

Disclaimer: Male readers especially, unless you are eager for a self-conscious day at the gym tomorrow, I’d advise you to stop read right … about … now. When Hamline’s three-time All-American thrower Becky Culp hits […]

05/18/2013

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In Iowa, Record Corn Crop Likely Despite Late Start

The wet start to the corn planting season may reduce the amount each acre produces this year, but farmers are planting so much corn they’re still likely to bring in a record crop. In a report released Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated farmers would bring in 14.1 billion bushels of corn this year, a billion bushels more than the previous record set in 2009.

05/10/2013

Senior Andrew Martinson is Concordia's best deep threat in school history, currently sitting at 143 3-pointers. (credit: Concordia Sports Information Office)

Beyond Bounds: Andrew Martinson Is The Cobbers’ Best Deep Threat Ever

Andrew Martinson is a 21st-century, red-blooded American man.

02/21/2013

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Maine Snowmobile Parade Falls Short Of Minn. Record

Riders didn’t let the massive snowstorm stop a snowmobile parade in Maine on Saturday, but the bad weather meant the effort fell far short of breaking the record.

02/09/2013

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Minnesota Women’s Hockey Sets NCAA Unbeaten Mark

The top-ranked Minnesota women’s hockey team beat Wisconsin 2-0 on Friday, extending its NCAA-record winning streak to 33 and grabbing sole possession of the NCAA mark for consecutive games without a loss or tie.

01/25/2013

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‘U’ Women’s Hockey Shooting For Record Books, Championship

The Gopher women’s hockey team goes into Madison, Wis. Friday trying to beat their rivals and remove their record. They’ve won 32 straight, tying them with the Badgers for an unbeaten streak. But that’s only a part of this year’s goal.

01/24/2013

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Workers Brave The Extreme Cold In The Twin Cities

It’s by far the coldest day of the season and it’s only a taste of what we can expect this week.

01/21/2013

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Vikes’ Walsh Sets NFL Field Goal Record

Minnesota’s Blair Walsh kicked a 56-yard field goal against the Houston Texans to set an NFL record with nine field goals of 50 yards or longer this season.

12/23/2012

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Andre Hollins Leads Minnesota Over No. 19 Memphis

Andre Hollins scored a career-high 41 points to lead Minnesota to an 84-75 victory over No. 19 Memphis on Friday in the consolation semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

11/23/2012

Senior Brett Baune's season may be over, but his 34 career touchdowns broke the record previously held by his own head coach, Terry Horan (33). (credit: Concordia)

Beyond Bounds: Renaissance Man Brett Baune Breaks Records, Speaks Latin

Hey MIAC football teams, remember that Brett Baune guy from Concordia? You know, the fullback who racked up a school record 34 career touchdowns thanks to running all over you these past couple years?

11/17/2012

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Vikes Try To Forget Bad Game; Tough Stretch Looms

Based on the consensus outside view of the Minnesota Vikings, a 5-3 record halfway through the season is a real accomplishment.

10/26/2012

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100 Straight Wins? And Father Still Outdoes His Son

Winning streaks are fun no matter what the sport; they’re even more fun when they last for nine consecutive years.

10/16/2012

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RI Man Sets Record With 1-Ton Pumpkin

Organizers of a fair in northeastern Massachusetts say a Rhode Island man has set a new world record with the first pumpkin ever to weigh more than a ton.

09/30/2012

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