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High School Sports Rally: Sept. 19, 2014

We’ve arrived at the final weekend of the summer, but high school football is just heating up. David McCoy reported on the featured game — Hutchinson Vs. Orono — while Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlighted the best plays from other games.

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Mpls. Police Give City A+ For All-Star Game Security

It’s been just about two months since the All-Star game was played at Target Field, but Minneapolis Police are just now getting an idea of how much it cost them. It took about 700 police personnel to keep downtown safe during the days leading up to the game.

09/05/2014

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S.D. Sports Journalist Pens Book On 1969 Vikings

A Sioux Falls sports journalist has authored a book on the first Minnesota Vikings team to go to the Super Bowl, which happened in the last year of the old National Football League before pro football’s biggest merger.

08/31/2014

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Musicians + Sports: Weird Al Yankovic On His Chances Of Performing At The Super Bowl

A recent Change.org petition hoping to get Weird Al onstage during halftime of the year’s biggest football game got the “Eat Singer” thinking just what he would do if ever given the opportunity.

08/08/2014

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5 Crazy Sports Bets That Worked

After Rory McIlroy’s dad cashed in over the weekend, let’s look at 5 crazy sports bets that worked.

07/21/2014

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All-Star Game A ‘Success’ For Minneapolis

About 160,000 people are exiting the Twin Cities Wednesday on the heels of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. And the preliminary consensus is it was a success. Target Field housed more people the past few days than it ever has before. Around 50,000 people watched baseball’s best, and their families, roll down the Red Carpet in Tuesday’s parade.

07/16/2014

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Dayton Doesn’t Like NFL’s Super Bowl Requests

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is uncomfortable with the kind of perks the Super Bowl Committee may have promised the NFL. They require snow plow priority, summer golf courses and even world-class bowling alleys for an NFL celebrity tournament.

06/10/2014

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Super Bowl Organizers On Defensive Over NFL Asks

A published report detailing perks the National Football League requests of cities bidding for the Super Bowl has organizers of the 2018 Minnesota game on the defensive. The Minnesota bid committee released a statement Monday saying it did not agree to every specification in a 154-page document drafted by the NFL.

06/09/2014

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The NFL’s Sizable List Of Demands For Mpls. Super Bowl

New details have emerged about the deal bringing the Super Bowl to Minneapolis. Some of the conditions include: hotel accommodations, free police escorts and free advertising. They’re on the long list of requests in a confidential 153 page document obtained by the Star Tribune.

06/08/2014

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New Vikings Stadium Offers Learning Opportunity For MN Students

Sports provide many opportunities. For some, it’s the opportunity to teach. Kids are more apt to listen and learn if they are studying something they are interested in. One Minnetonka sixth grade teacher found a tool to do just that, the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

06/07/2014

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Minnesota To Announce Bid For NCAA Final Four

Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota business leaders and sports celebrities are scheduled to announce Minnesota’s bid for the Final Four at a state Capitol news conference Tuesday.

06/03/2014

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Podcast Page: WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-25-14

A busy Memorial Day….Click the link above to listen back to some of the highlights via the PODCAST PAGE.

05/26/2014

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Reality Check: The Cost Of The Mpls. Super Bowl

Minnesota’s 2018 Super Bowl bid committee promised more than a great party. The state pledged to pick up a super tab, too. We may never know all of the details about Minnesota’s Super Bowl bid. Under state law, it’s private.

05/23/2014

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Minneapolis Super Bowl May Seek More Tax Breaks

Gov. Mark Dayton and other officials said Wednesday that they’ll probably ask the Legislature for more tax breaks to sweeten the 2018 Super Bowl for fans now that the NFL has awarded the big game to Minneapolis.

05/21/2014

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Plenty Of Projects Will Transform Twin Cities For Super Bowl 2018

If Super Bowl fans wander around the Twin Cities in 2018 thinking “everything looks so new around here,” there’s a good reason. Much of what they see will be.

05/21/2014

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