Rachel Blount

Reporter/Columnist | Sports
Phone: 612-673-4389
Rachel Blount is a sports columnist and general assignment reporter, with a particular emphasis on Olympic sports.

Recent content from Rachel Blount

Canterbury Park enjoys rebirth for 2013 racing season

A deal with the tribe that runs Mystic Lake Casino will add $5.3 million to this season’s purses, inflating them to about $190,000 per day — twice the level paid in 2011 and close to the amount offered at top Midwest tracks.

Updated: May 17, 2013, - 01:03 PM

Wild notes: Goaltending situation is in flux

Niklas Backstrom, 35, will become an unrestricted free agent on July 5.

Updated: May 12, 2013, - 12:20 AM

Wild GM keeping Yeo as coach, sees improvement but wants more

Wild GM Chuck Fletcher announced no big shakeup — coach Mike Yeo will return — but sees holes to fill.

Updated: May 12, 2013, - 12:10 AM

Wild shooters aim to overcome lane-clogging defense

Forty percent of the Wild's shots in Game 4 were snuffed out before they got to the net.

Updated: May 09, 2013, - 11:22 AM

Blackhawks' Sharp regains scoring touch

Patrick Sharp missed 19 games in March and April because of injury but is 28-1-3 in the games he has...

Updated: May 08, 2013, - 08:29 AM

Eden Prairie's Leddy improving with Blackhawks

Eden Prairie’s Nick Leddy is thriving in Chicago, but state-title memories refuse to fade.

Updated: May 07, 2013, - 11:55 AM

Blackhawks don't answer Wild's do-or-die mindset

Chicago players credited the Wild for playing with desperation while admitting they could have done more.

Updated: May 06, 2013, - 12:07 AM

Wild's Setoguchi: Playoffs leave no room for error

The Wild’s Saturday practice was used to address flaws, large and small, that have been costly in Games 1 and 2.

Updated: May 05, 2013, - 09:12 AM

Wild notes: Yeo willing to alter top line if needed

With his team yet to win a game in its first-round playoff series against Chicago, Wild coach Mike Yeo said Saturday that he is open to making any changes that might help.

Updated: May 05, 2013, - 12:07 AM

Ryan Suter thrives playing 'crazy' minutes for Wild

Wild defenseman Ryan Suter likes his extra ice time which Wild players, coaches, fans and opponents have marveled all season.

Updated: May 03, 2013, - 01:00 PM

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