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Bernardo Anor clashed with a Loons teammate in a friendly last year.
Talks are underway for the team, which will join Major League Soccer as early as next year, to play at the home for Gopher football until its newly approved stadium is ready in 2018.
The Legislature passed a key property tax exemption the team sought but Gov. Mark Dayton said he needs more time before signing bills after what he called a "disappointing'' conclusion to the session.
Anoka, Elk River, North St. Paul and Park of Cottage Grove will bid to win a new softball title.
The game against Simley ended with about four minutes left. Hill-Murray players also declined to shake hands with their opponents. The game is expected to be reviewed by conference officials.
The highly coveted 6-10 forward only spoke with Minnesota's Richard Pitino by phone but had two meetings with Badger coach Greg Gard that, according to his high school coach, ''spoke volumes.''
Minnesota coaches find themselves the targets of critical Facebook and Twitter posts from increasingly forceful parents.
Stefano Pinho, in his first Loons start, scores in shutout of Jacksonville.
His Division I college choice now on hold because North Dakota is dropping the sport, Matt Wallner's pitching continues to impress.
Minnesota's growing talent base making a bigger impact at NCAA lacrosse powers
Evan McClellon swept the 100- and 200-meter titles, setting a new meet record each time.
Christian Ramirez scored in the final minute of regulation for the Loons.
Since joining the NASL in the 2013 fall season, the Cosmos are 4-0-4 against Minnesota. That's zero victories for the Loons. But who's counting? Some players claim they're not. Jeb Brovsky, however, admits to some added motivation.
Appeals, hearings and sometimes reversals can all be part of the league's process for determining eligibility for athletes. A court hearing looms later this week.
Fort Lauderdale forward Geison Moura, a former United player, put his team down a player in the 21st minute and the Loons prevailed.
Off-field drama is part of the Loons' lot going into their NASL home opener.
Examination expected to focus on student eligibility.
Coach Carl Craig and Minnesota United players are not avoiding the idea that this season could be an MLS audition.
Klatt confirmed that he is staying on as coach, less than a week after he had indicated he would give up the job after leading the Thunderhawks to the state tournament.
Before spring season sports take hold, a few final bouquets for the North and East metro winter sports.
One of the state's top softball programs has a new coach, tougher foes and holes to fill.
Goodhue's Sydney Lodermeier slapped her hand on the Williams Arena court after unsuccessfully diving for a teammate's errant pass.Never mind that her Wildcats were ahead…
Maranatha Christian edged Mountain Iron-Buhl; the top seed rolled.
The club announced that MY@9 WFTC will televise all home and away matches this season, which begins April 2.
The deeper Bears had more energy than second-seeded St. Michael-Albertville in OT.
Spring Lake Park senior Mitch Raihle achieved a rare feat by winning the 1-meter diving state title at both the Class 1A and 2A…
The Islanders won their record fifth consecutive Class 3A state title.
Major League Soccer is taking steps to change the team's name in preparation for it joining a league that already has a franchise known as D.C. United.
Here's a look at what's become an annual post-hockey tournament tradition -- The All Hockey Hair Team -- and some thoughts from its mysterious creator.
He was earlier named the Star Tribune's Metro Player of the Year.
A close encounter between Eden Prairie's Casey Mittelstadt and Wayzata's Hank Sorensen came on the game's opening shift.
The Hermantown goalie kept Breck at bay all game.
Sometimes Ryan Sandelin's competitiveness and unrivaled rink savvy make him an extra coach on the bench
Hermantown and Breck — resisting calls to move up — thunder into championship
Casey Mittelstadt's hat trick helped the Eagles top physical Grand Rapids.
Differences between St. Paul Academy and Hermantown showed early in Friday's semifinal.The Spartans, on their maiden state tournament voyage, were fast. The top-seeded Hawks, second…
The Mustangs took 16 minutes worth of penalties but frustrated the Mankato West power-play units by blocking 29 shots.
The 1996 boys' hockey tournament semifinal between Apple Valley and Duluth East stretched five overtimes — a record 93 minutes and 12 seconds.
NHL prospect Tufte cherished returning for final playoff bid with Bengals teammates.
Eden Prairie picked up the top seed in Class 2A despite six more losses than No. 2 seed Stillwater
Stillwater made it back for the second time in three years.
Tied with Cretin-Derham Hall through two periods, Wayzata seized control with a pair of third-period goals scored a little more than one minute apart.A 4-1…
The senior star had caught her gym teacher's attention as a freshman — in dodge ball.
Scoring on a 5-on-3 OT power play, Eden Prairie tops Maple Grove for its third state title
The Bears led St. Paul United 3-0 in the second period when Lucy Burton struck for three goals in a span of 4 minutes and 24 seconds
The coordinator of hockey officials for the Minnesota State High School League, said after the game between St. Paul United and Warroad that referee Mark Arriola should not have been assigned to work it.
A top high school hockey official is unhappy about a referee who worked a state tournament semifinal game in which he had a family connection…
The Lake Conference rivals meet Friday night in the Class 2A state tournament semifinals
A goal scorer's fast hands, little ego and a future at Wisconsin define the Skippers' Presley Norby, who has three national team gold medals to go with a top high school career.
Robert Ware took over the program before this season, a rare minority coaching hire in the school's history. "We're not hugely diverse here, so it's great when we have people of color come in," the team's captain said.
A new scoring system is in place after last year's state tournament controversy at Target Center that led to an awards-ceremony protest and suspensions at several metro-area schools.
In a corner of Minnesota best known in high school basketball lore, Luverne has begun writing a surprising hockey chapter.
Duluth Marshall, with 244 students in grades 4 through 12, made the bold move to move up from Class 1A, where it had experienced considerable success.
Highland Park had vanished as a varsity program after 1987. By the late 2000s, strong youth program numbers and interest in developing another high school option in the city brought back Scots hockey.
Martin picked the U and a switch from quarterback to linebacker.
Fuller is the latest in a flurry of administrative moves by United, which begins play in Major League Soccer as soon as the 2017 season.
Class 4A Mounds View took on a Faribault school for deaf students in a game filled with life lessons.
Derrin Lamker led the Orioles to their first Prep Bowl title this fall but will take a position on the Edina football staff.
The league, which has approved a franchise for Minnesota United, had a representative visit the Twins' ballpark and TCF Bank Stadium on Tuesday.
Lorne Grosso, who started coaching boys' hockey when Rochester Mayo opened in 1966, is retiring after the season as the winningest coach in state history.
With a scrappy, unselfish style, the Orioles started the season with 11 consecutive victories.
St. Croix Preparatory Academy senior Rose Kaetterhenry became the first girls' basketball player in her school's history to score 1,000 career varsity points.
Winter break means holiday tournaments and lots of them. We offer a quick look at some of the best.
Retirement opens a door for former Vikings and Badgers QB, who was coaching quarterbacks at the St. Paul private school.
Luke Leisner, an Andover forward, keeps plugging away.
Francis Kanneh describes himself as a quarterback who can run but prefers to throw the ball.
Sam Moberg took over in goal for St. Paul Johnson in eighth grade and hasn't missed a start. Looking back, he wasn’t so sure he would last one season, let alone five.
Johnson's Sam Moberg took over in eighth grade, and hasn't missed a start
With a wrestling power no longer in its section, a veteran Anoka squad is extra pumped.
Moving Craig to coach and his predecessor, Manny Lagos, to sporting director were key steps toward the Loons reworking themselves into an MLS franchise.
A senior transfer at Maple Grove aims to make state meet.
The big man at little Spectrum school is off to a hot start.
Minnesota United FC is expected to name a new head coach to replace Manny Lagos, who will assume full-time duties akin to general manager of the MLS-bound franchise.
A season-opening victory sets the right tone for a good boys' hockey team hoping to be great.
Richfield, a program with six state tournament appearances from 1962-91 that produced players such as Steve Christoff, Darby Hendrickson and Tom Ward, struggled to stay competitive in recent years.
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