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Twins, Duensing agree to $2.7M, 1-year deal

Twins, Duensing agree to $2.7M, 1-year dealTwins, Duensing agree to $2.7M, 1-year deal
  • Sports
  • 23 hours, 8 minutes ago
Sports

Twins 3B Plouffe enters season with Sano waiting for chance

Twins 3B Plouffe enters season with Sano waiting for chanceTwins 3B Plouffe enters season with Sano waiting for chance
  • Sports
  • 23 hours, 22 minutes ago
Wild

Wild will host Stadium Series game in 2016

Wild will host Stadium Series game in 2016For one game next season, Minnesota Wild fans may have to trade in their hockey sweater for an actual sweater. The Wild are finally getting an outdoor NHL game.
  • Wild
  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
NFL

Historic Super Bowl no matter the winner

Historic Super Bowl no matter the winnerHistoric Super Bowl: Do Seahawks repeat or Tom Brady/Bill Belichick get No. 4 for Patriots?
  • NFL
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Cubs

Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks dead at 83

Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks dead at 83The Hall of Famer known as "Mr. Cub" hit 512 home runs and won two MVPs over 19 seasons.
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  • 1 day, 18 hours ago
Sports

Medal drought for U.S. women likely won't end soon

Medal drought for U.S. women likely won't end soonU.S. women have not won an individual medal at the Olympics or worlds since 2006.
  • Sports
  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Aus

American teen Madison Keys upsets Petra Kvitova at Australian Open

American teen Madison Keys upsets Petra Kvitova at Australian OpenNineteen-year-old American Madison Keys shocked No. 4 seed Petra Kvitova.
  • Aus
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Timberwolves

Pelicans grind out win over Timberwolves, 92-84

Pelicans grind out win over Timberwolves, 92-84Newly minted All-Star starter Anthony Davis had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help the New Orleans Pelicans avoid what would have been another ugly road loss with a 92-84 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
  • Timberwolves
  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
Twins

Twins reach $1.55 million, 1-year deal with Jordan Schafer

Twins reach $1.55 million, 1-year deal with Jordan SchaferThe Minnesota Twins and outfielder Jordan Schafer have agreed on a $1.55 million, a one-year contract that avoided arbitration.
  • Twins
  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
Super Bowl LII

'DeflateGate' debunked? Putting footballs to the test

'DeflateGate' debunked? Putting footballs to the testWith all of the talk about the New England Patriots "Deflate-gate" scandal, KARE 11's Dave Schwartz performed an experiment with the help of the Minnetonka football team.
  • Super Bowl LII
  • 2 days, 19 hours ago
Sports

Longtime Gustavus tennis coach Steve Wilkinson dies

Longtime Gustavus tennis coach Steve Wilkinson diesLongtime tennis coach at at Gustavus Adolphus College and founder of Tennis and Life Camps, Steve Wilkinson, has passed away Wednesday at the age of 73.
  • Sports
  • 3 days, 1 hour ago
Golden Gophers

Purdue women stun No. 21 Minnesota in overtime 90-88

Purdue women stun No. 21 Minnesota in overtime 90-88Whitney Bays scored 25 points, including the game-winning jumper with 3.4 seconds left in overtime, to give the Purdue women a 90-88 upset over No. 21 Minnesota on Thursday.
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  • 2 days, 20 hours ago
New England Patriots

Patriots' Tom Brady: 'I wouldn't do anything to break the rules'

Patriots' Tom Brady: 'I wouldn't do anything to break the rules'Like coach Bill Belichick, Patriots quarterback pleads ignorance about deflated balls.
  • New England Patriots
  • 3 days ago
NASCAR

Jeff Gordon to step away from full-time NASCAR racing after 2015 season

Jeff Gordon to step away from full-time NASCAR racing after 2015 seasonAfter 23 seasons, the four-time Sprint Cup champion will stop full-time racing.
  • NASCAR
  • 3 days, 2 hours ago
Sports

Lakeville hockey parents root for 3 sons on same line

Lakeville hockey parents root for 3 sons on same lineThe Lakeville North boys' hockey team is one of the best in the state this year. Helping to lead the way - the Poehling brothers.
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  • 3 days, 18 hours ago
Sports

Brother of Packers coach Mike McCarthy dies in PA

Brother of Packers coach Mike McCarthy dies in PAThe younger brother of Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy has died after an incident at a gym.
  • Sports
  • 3 days, 10 hours ago
Olympics

1980 US Olympic hockey team to relive Miracle on Ice moment

1980 US Olympic hockey team to relive Miracle on Ice momentMost members of the gold medal-winning 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team are expected to return to Lake Placid in February
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  • 3 days, 10 hours ago
Sports

Viral video out of Europe celebrates women in sports

Viral video out of Europe celebrates women in sports'This Girl Can' video is lighting up social media all over the world.
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  • 3 days, 19 hours ago
Timberwolves

Parsons, Mavericks roll over Timberwolves, 98-75

Parsons, Mavericks roll over Timberwolves, 98-75Chandler Parsons scored 22 points, and the Dallas Mavericks hit 11 3-pointers while cruising to a 98-75 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
  • Timberwolves
  • 3 days, 20 hours ago
Sports

Report: Former NFL QB had Super Bowl balls scuffed

Report: Former NFL QB had Super Bowl balls scuffedA Florida newspaper is reporting that former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brad Johnson has admitted to paying a bribe to have footballs tampered with before the 2003 Super Bowl.
  • Sports
  • 4 days, 6 hours ago
Timberwolves

Wolves: Rubio's injury far worse than high ankle sprain

Wolves: Rubio's injury far worse than high ankle sprainThe Minnesota Timberwolves say point guard Ricky Rubio's right ankle injury was "far worse" than a high ankle sprain.
  • Timberwolves
  • 3 days, 22 hours ago
Sports

Minnesota athlete to compete in Cuba

Minnesota athlete to compete in CubaAccording to the International Triathlon Union, this weekend's event is Cuba's first-ever triathlon to welcome American athletes.
  • Sports
  • 4 days, 18 hours ago
Sports

Red Wings earn rare shootout win, 5-4 over Minnesota Wild

Red Wings earn rare shootout win, 5-4 over Minnesota WildZach Parise scored twice for Minnesota, but he missed his attempt to start the shootout.
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  • 4 days, 20 hours ago
Sports

Shields scores 15, Nebraska hangs on to beat Minnesota 52-49

Shields scores 15, Nebraska hangs on to beat Minnesota 52-49Minnesota (12-8, 1-6) has lost six of its last seven games.
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  • 4 days, 20 hours ago
Sports

Wolves release renderings of new practice facility

Wolves release renderings of new practice facilityThe facility, which will open in May, will feature two full-sized practice courts for both the Timberwolves and the Lynx.
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  • 4 days, 23 hours ago
Sports

Wisniewski, Blue Jackets beat Wild 3-1

Wisniewski, Blue Jackets beat Wild 3-1Zach Parise scored for the Wild, who fell to 4-9-4 over their last 17 games.
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  • 5 days, 20 hours ago
Sports

Vikings Arctic Blast celebrates 20 years

Vikings Arctic Blast celebrates 20 yearsVikings Arctic Blast celebrates 20 years
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  • 3 days, 7 hours ago