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 jockey offers brotherly advice: Get back in the saddle

Gary Stevens will ride today at Belmont, his unretirement guided by sibling Scott, a Canterbury star.

Updated: June 08, 2013, - 09:35 AM

Female naval engineer turned racecar driver set to run at Elko

Milka Duno was a naval engineer in her native Venezuela before finding her destiny in auto racing. She is a pioneer for women drivers.

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 12:37 AM

Wrestling takes step toward remaining in Olympics

The sport is one of three finalists to stay in the 2020 Olympics but faces a final vote in September.

Updated: May 30, 2013, - 01:14 AM

Wrestlers are making a case for an Olympic reversal

Changes in the sport and its administration are designed to regain Olympic approval for 2020.

Updated: May 29, 2013, - 11:15 AM

Minnesota State Mankato athletics enjoying a banner year

Minnesota State Mankato has flexed its muscles throughout the 2012-13 school year, piling up conference titles and enjoying NCAA success.

Updated: May 23, 2013, - 07:16 AM

Oklahoma tornado hits home for local racehorse trainer

Trainer Randy Weidner of Rosemount lost 12 horses and much more in Monday's powerful storm. Friends in the Minnesota racing community now are working to ensure he doesn't lose his livelihood, too.

Updated: May 23, 2013, - 06:47 AM

Bigger purses bring winning jockey back to Canterbury

Ry Eikleberry longed for a reason to return to the local racetrack; riches purses provided the lure.

Updated: May 18, 2013, - 12:03 AM

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

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