Back to my roots: World Cup analyst and ex-Gopher Kyndra de St. Aubin

I knew how to call Kyndra de St. Aubin before I knew exactly why I wanted to call her. A public relations contact from Fox…

Duck bonanza? Federal estimates are at all-time high

Spring continental survey shows 49.5 million ducks

Bovada sets Gophers' over/under for regular season football wins at 5.5

The online sports book seems to think the Gophers will have a tough time reaching eight regular season wins, as they have each of the past two years.

Wild signs defenseman Tyson Strachan to two-way deal

Former Ohio State standout has played 184 NHL games.

Plan to address reduced Phillips pool funding gap due later this month

Gap drops to $417,000 after school contribution
President Obama took the stage and greeted folks in LaCrosse.

Obama makes case for new overtime rules in La Crosse

After some of the most momentous weeks of his presidency, including court victories on gay marriage and Obamacare and an emotional eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, President Barack Obama turned his attention back to an ongoing theme of his presidency: Economic fairness.

Twins agree to $4 million bonus for Dominican shortstop Javier

On the same day that Miguel Sano is promoted to the major leagues, the Twins make a big commitment to a 16-year-old prospect.
Edina Garrett Wait scored on a shot passed goalkeeper Garret Atteberry...

Six Minnesotans chosen for U18 team in Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Three Gophers commits are on the 22-player roster.
Miguel Sano

Miguel Sano on being promoted to Twins: 'I've worked on everything'

Sano's hitting in June reminded manager Doug Mientkiewicz of what he saw from him in 2013 when he hit a combined 35 home runs in Class A and Class AA.

First-place Tulsa loses Skylar Diggins for season

The loss of Tulsa star Skylar Diggins to a season-ending knee injury could change the dynamics of the young season

Park Board dumps on Graco proposal, keeps it alive for at least two weeks

Rent, parking, amenities all at issue as board finds fault with proposal

Minnesota teacher Mark Westpfahl brings lucky students to Obama event

Mark Westpfahl, a teacher at St. Paul's Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet School, wasn't expecting to get a phone call two days ago from the White House.

Former U center Mbakwe signs with top Israeli basketball team

Trevor Mbakwe's signing was reported on the Maccabi web site and other international media -- and the club released a video, which is heavy on his highlights while playing at Minnesota.

Duck stamp -- read this one first

It's a simple memory issue
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, right, runs from outsi...

Greenway thinks Adrian Peterson can still win NFL MVP award

Peterson won the league’s MVP honors in 2012 in his return from a torn ACL the previous season to rush for 2,097 yards.

RandBall's Hot Five: Sano, World Cup, Wolves, MLS, Wild

A quick check-in because there are more interesting stories than usual right now on the summer sports scene in the Twin Cities.

President Barack Obama will tout economic agenda in La Crosse

While the nation's attention turns to the 2016 presidential race and the ever-growing field of candidates, President Barack Obama will try to drive a message he's been repeating since his first campaign: economic fairness.

Reduced transit service on Friday might catch commuters off guard

With many people taking Friday off and turning Independence Day into a long holiday weekend, Metro Transit and suburban transit providers are expecting fewer riders and are adjusting service to reflect decreased demand. That could catch some commuters off guard as the official holiday is not until Saturday.

Reports: Former St. John's center Obekpa to visit Minnesota

Chris Obekpa, the Red Storm's all-time leading shot-blocker, was suspended from the team during St. John's one-game NCAA tournament appearance after testing positive for marijuana.

Blu Dot will open its first outlet store July 18 in Minneapolis

Blu Dot will open its first outlet store July 18 in Minneapolis

UnitedHealth latest to register under Delaware's corporate law

UnitedHealth now 7th of Minnesota's 10 largest public companies to change its state of incorporation to Delaware.

Two Minneapolis teachers receive prestigious award

Leif Carlson, of Jefferson Community School, and Peter Bohacek, of Henry Sibley High School, were among 108 teachers that will each receive $10,000 from the National Science Foundation and will meet with members of the president's administration.

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