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Joe Dertinger Isn’t Your Average National Ski Champion

Hit the slopes with Joe Dertinger, and there are a few things about him you can’t help but notice – his speed and fearlessness are just two.

02/26/2014

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MN Grad, Team USA Member Rescues Strays In Sochi

Some of the puppies rescued at the Sochi Olympics are starting to come to the states. One member of the USA Men’s Hockey Team, and his wife, brought home a couple of the strays. And, they have Minnesota ties.

02/25/2014

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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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Day After Collapse, US Women Try To Enjoy Silver

There were plenty of little things that went wrong for the Americans in their fourth consecutive Olympic loss to their archrivals, but the biggest issue was this: They had a two-goal lead with 3:26 left to play in the third period, and they let Canada back in the game.

02/21/2014

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Canada Women Beat U.S. 3-2 In OT For Olympic Gold

Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice for the second straight Olympic gold medal game and Canada beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Thursday for its fourth consecutive title. Canada trailed 2-0 before Brianne Jenner and Poulin scored in the final 3:26 of regulation, and Poulin had the game-winner with a power play goal at 8:10 of overtime.

02/20/2014

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Hockey Fans Cheer Team USA At Blaine’s Herb Brooks Center

Saturday’s Olympic hockey match-up between Team USA and Russia had many thinking back 34 years ago to the “Miracle on Ice” game at Lake Placid. So it was only fitting that a viewing party was held at the Herb Brooks Training Center at the Schwan’s Super Rink in Blaine, with dozens of hockey fans in attendance. “You get to see the best players,” said fan Brian Maloney. “It’s fun to watch them play the Russians with all the history and stuff.”

02/15/2014

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Hockey Legend Lou Nanne Sends Congrats To Team USA

USA’s Olympic hockey team beat Russia 3-2 in a stunning shootout Saturday. The arena in Sochi was packed to overflowing with fans of both nations, jovially posing for photos and comparing their colorful sweaters. The Russians waved hundreds of flags, blew horns and banged drums from the first moments of warm-ups. Hockey legend and former Golden Gopher Lou Nanne was team captain during the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. He says Saturday’s game was quite a spectacle.

02/15/2014

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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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6 Abandoned Olympic Venues You Can Still Visit

If you’re tuning into the Sochi Winter Olympics this year, it’s hard not to wonder what these Olympic venues will look like in ten years. While we wait for the answer, check out these abandoned Olympic venues you can still travel to.

02/13/2014

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Wild’s Mikko Koivu Out Of Olympics

Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu decided his surgically repaired right ankle has not healed enough to allow him to play for Finland in the Olympics. Koivu, who had surgery after fracturing his right ankle while blocking a shot on Jan. 4, has been out the past 15 games for Minnesota heading into the Olympic break.

02/07/2014

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On Russian TV, Minn. Mom Urges Waiver To Adoption Ban

A Minnesota woman has gone on television in Russia with an emotional appeal for an exception to be made to that nation’s year-old ban on adoptions by Americans. She and her husband adopted a boy from Russia in 2008 and refuse to give up long-standing efforts to also adopt their son’s biological brother from an orphanage in the city of Kursk. Renee Thomas was featured on TV Dozhd (TV Rain), Russia’s top independent station, in an 11-minute segment that aired Thursday, a day before the opening of the Olympics in Sochi. At the close of the segment, she breaks into tears as she explains her family’s determination.

02/07/2014

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2-7-14 The Rash Report On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

The Beatles and the Olympics take center stage this weekend. Click the link above to listen to THE RASH REPORT.

02/07/2014

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U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Looking For Gold

Women’s hockey gets started this weekend at the Sochi Olympics and the U.S. team has a strong Minnesota flavor. But beyond that, they’re excited for the chance to win America’s first gold since the very first gold.

02/06/2014

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Minn. Curler Prepares For Third Olympic Games

On another chilly morning in Duluth, as the clouds roll in and the city wakes up, John Shuster is hoping his 8-month-old son Luke is ready for some sleep. “Every day … I toss him in the car seat and head down to the (curling) club,” Shuster said. “And hope he has a long nap.” That’s when the stay-at-home dad walks into his second home. His sanctuary.

02/03/2014

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Minn. Olympian Gets Video Send-Off From Young Skiers

The start of the winter Olympics in Sochi is just days away. The opening ceremony is set for Thursday, and about 19 Minnesotans will be part of Team USA.

02/03/2014

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Zach Parise Named Captain Of U.S. Hockey Team

Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild will be the captain of the U.S. men’s hockey team at the Sochi Olympics. Minnesota defenseman Ryan Suter and center Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings will be the alternate captains, U.S. general manager David Poile announced Friday.

01/31/2014

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Wild Players Parise, Suter Express Concern Over Sochi Security

As athletes from around the world prepare to attend the Olympics in Sochi next month, concerns about security continue to mount. One member of the Senate Intelligence Committee says he wouldn’t go, and he wouldn’t have his family go.

01/22/2014

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Movie Blog: ‘Crash Reel’ Review

As the Sochi Olympics loom, this is, without doubt, the documentary to see. Directed by Lucy Walker, The Crash Reel is a powerful and sobering look at the blood on the snow of the action sports world that forces us to question our devotion to sports cliches like “go big or go home.”

01/13/2014

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P & G Olympic Ad Is Tear-Jerker

A tribute to moms

01/08/2014

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Granlund, Koivu Named To Finnish Olympic Team

As many as five Minnesota Wild players will play for their native countries in the Winter Olympics next month. Forwards Mikael Granlund and Mikko Koivu were named Tuesday to Finland’s roster. Koivu’s participation is in question because of a broken ankle he suffered Saturday and had surgery to fix Monday.

01/07/2014

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Vonn Announces She Won’t Compete In Olympics

Minnesota native Lindsey Vonn will miss the Sochi Olympics because of a right knee injury, leaving the Winter Games without one of its biggest stars. The 29-year-old announced her decision Tuesday, exactly one month before the opening ceremony in Russia.

01/07/2014

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9 Hockey Players With MN Ties Make Men’s Olympic Team

The U.S. men’s hockey team for the Winter Olympics has been announced, and close to half of the players all share Minnesota connections. Among those headed to Sochi in Russia will be the Minnesota Wild’s Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.

01/01/2014

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