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Reusse: LPGA's Olson was close to 'The General,' a dear father-in-law

We were rooting for Amy Olson as she tried to win the U.S. Women's Open after the weekend death of father-in-law Lee Olson, a well-known figure in Wayzata's youth sports community.

Scoggins: Giving Gophers football special treatment right call, even if it looks unfair

December 15, 2020
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Other Gophers head coaches heard "No" on extra scholarship spending this year. P.J. Fleck will hear "Yes." That decision is necessary if the university wants to keep pace with other schools.

Scoggins: Gophers' Morgan shows passing skill that Huskers' Martinez lacks

December 13, 2020
Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan (2) throws as pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb., Satur
The Gophers asked their QB to throw when necessary. The Huskers avoided that option.
Wolves
September 6, 2020
Souhan: From Wolves to NBA playoff teams: 'You're welcome'

Souhan: From Wolves to NBA playoff teams: 'You're welcome'

The Wolves' draft decisions have created something of a reverse curse in the NBA. Since Dallas won the NBA title in 2011, every NBA champion except once has featured a Wolves connection or benefited from a Wolves draft-day decision.
Homepage columns
September 6, 2020
Kirk Cousins is entering his third season as Vikings quarterback. Instead of letting Cousins play out his initial contract this year, the team gave hi

Scoggins: Brightest spotlight shines on Cousins as he readies for Year 3

Kirk Cousins remains the most important player on the Vikings roster, evidenced by social media stampede following his actions on the field and off it.
Sports
September 6, 2020
Unlike when the Vikings and Packers played the first NFL regular-season game in U.S. Bank Stadium on Sept. 18, 2016, there won’t be fans in the stan

Hartman: Facing Packers will restore some normalcy for Vikings

After an ever-changing offseason, Mike Zimmer's team will welcome familiar routines.
Twins
September 6, 2020

Reusse: Youngest Twins pitcher to start, saw career end in a blink

Jim Manning was 18 years, 281 days when he started for the Twins on April 28, 1962. His big league career was over shortly after.
Business
September 5, 2020
An affiliate of Walton Street Capital of Chicago bought the Hilton in downtown Minneapolis for $143 million, renovated part of the building and then r

Schafer: Home real estate may be immune to the pandemic, but commercial properties aren't

It's easy to guess where it's really painful, with social distancing keeping lots of people from shopping in stores or staying in hotels.
Twins
September 4, 2020
Caleb Thielbar got the Twins out of trouble twice in the second game of their doubleheader sweep of Detroit on Friday, escaping a bases-loaded jam and

Reusse: Thielbar back with Twins after long wait to pitch in big leagues again

Caleb Thielbar, signed on last fall to be Augustana's pitching coach, caught on with the Twins this spring more than five years after his last Major League appearance. He has pitched nine consecutive scoreless outings.
Twins
September 4, 2020
Byron Buxton hit a single in the seventh inning on Tuesday.

Souhan: Twins' ability to bounce back from adversity might be best trait

We might never see this team whole. But we might have already witnessed the most important bounce-back games of the season.
Sports
September 4, 2020
Hartman: Cousins, like Moss, just being honest in controversial quote

Hartman: Cousins, like Moss, just being honest in controversial quote

Kirk Cousins' quote about COVID-19 lit up social media this week, but some of the context was missed - just as Randy Moss' words in 2001.
Outdoors
September 4, 2020
Wildlife photographer and outdoors writer Bill Marchel of Fort Ripley, Minn., is silhouetted by the rising sun near Little Falls on Tuesday morning, o

Anderson: The dawn of mourning dove season arrives

The hunt for mourning birds is modest in Minnesota, but the opener proves a good day for being afield again.
Sports
September 2, 2020
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer

Souhan: Vikings managing array of on-field crises beyond virus

Without a normal offseason or training camp, and without preseason games, the Vikings will be trying to douse fires at a handful of key positions.
Twins
September 1, 2020
Right fielder Max Kepler and his Twins teammates slowly left the dugout at the end of the game.

Scoggins: Twins lose six in a row, and concern goes beyond quiet deadline

If big boppers in the lineup don't start big bopping again, this team won't contend no matter how the rotation fares.
Local
July 18, 2020
In 2000, then-Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura entered a packed gym at Murray County Central by going through a large paper hoop reading, "THE MCC REBELS

Brooks: Minnesota's baffling collection of Confederate high school mascots

Murray County Central is one of the few districts willing to take a hard look at its mascot.
Business
July 18, 2020
Menards employee Bob LaCasse followed protocol as he passed a sign explaining it to customers.

Schafer: We might wear our masks yet if behavioral science is correct

Making decisions, over and over throughout a day, can use up our capacity for self-control.
Twins
July 17, 2020
Reusse: Small-town Minnesota lefty has Clemens' phone number, Blue Jays' interest

Reusse: Small-town Minnesota lefty has Clemens' phone number, Blue Jays' interest

Brody Rodning of Gaylord, a three-sport high school star, is the only player still employed by an MLB organization with a waiver to be competing in Minnesota amateur baseball.
Twins
July 17, 2020
Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson celebrated after hitting a home run in a scrimmage at Target Field on July 9

Hartman: This Twins lineup is best in franchise history

The Twins have had better hitters on their rosters over the years, with greats such as Harmon Killebrew, Kirby Puckett, Joe Mauer and Rod Carew. But from top to bottom, this club is hard to beat.
Outdoors
July 16, 2020
Trapshooters had clear weather Tuesday during league night at Park Sportsmens Club in Orono. The club, first organized in 1939, is a slice of American

Anderson: Sportsmens club as Minnesotan as baseball and fishing in summertime

The coronavirus has thrown a wrench into just about everything this summer. Yet people come to the club for competitions and socializing, even in the time of a pandemic.
Gophers
July 16, 2020
In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, St. Thomas coach Glen Caruso leads his team onto the field

Reusse: In Pioneer League, St. Thomas football in for the long haul

St. Thomas' MIAC football rivals are located 3, 4, 10, 45, 45, 70, 80 and 240 miles away. In the Pioneer League, they'll visit Drake (250), Valparaiso (450), Butler (581) and Dayton (700) as closest rivals.
Sports
July 15, 2020
Gary Kubiak, left, and Dom Capers.

Hartman: Capers, Kubiak help Zimmer evaluate talent, schemes

The addition of experienced coaches give the Vikings a fresh look at how they do things on offense and defense.
Sports
July 14, 2020
Souhan: What I watched during the quarantine of 2020

Souhan: What I watched during the quarantine of 2020

Quarantine has created the opportunity and isolation for new diversions as live sports slowly return to our lives.
Business
July 14, 2020
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates on stage during a video portion of the 1995 Windows 95 Launch Event on the company’s campus in Redmond, Wash.

Schafer: Stock market rising on the indispensable companies

The boomers and Xers remember when Microsoft was so dominant that a federal judge ordered it broken up. That year of peak Microsoft…
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