This is the appropriate vibe for Minnesota sports fans right now, regardless of national sports media talking points.

Souhan: Hey, ESPN — You're so wrong about Minnesota sports

Minnesota is not a farm system state. Franchises and programs here are filled with competitive teams, long-term stability and players who chose to be here.
November 9

Candace Parker wants to play next season if she can get healthy

Candace Parker plans on playing another season if she's healthy enough to do so.
October 25
November 1982: Jim Petersen picked the Gophers over Duke, among other considerations.

Five things to know about Minnesota hoops legend Jim Petersen

Jim Petersen, affectionately known as "Jim Pete," has lived a full basketball life from St. Louis Park to the Gophers to the NBA and WNBA.
October 25
Broadcast analyst Jim Petersen is optimistic about this season’s Timberwolves: “I think this is the best situation we’ve ever had.”

Reusse: 'Jim Pete' fired up with cancer surgery behind him, Wolves season ahead

Jim Petersen the Timberwolves TV analyst likes what he sees with these Timberwolves. Jim Petersen the person is grateful for medical advancements.
October 22
Teri is a recovered gambler who attended Project Turnabout’s Vanguard residential gambling treatment program in Granite Falls. She’s concerned abo

Gambling treatment is free for Minnesotans struggling with addiction

Granite Falls Vanguard at Project Turnabout is one of just a few residential centers in the nation.
October 21
Napheesa Collier of the Lynx drove past Sun forward Alyssa Thomas during the WNBA playoffs this season.

Collier on Lynx: 'I feel like this is my team now'

After working hard to return after giving birth, the former UConn standout emerged as one of the league's best players.
October 15
Lynx star Napheesa Collier finished fourth in the league in scoring (24.7), seventh in rebounding (8.5) and ninth in steals (1.6).

Lynx forward Collier named first-team All-WNBA

This is the second time Napheesa Collier has been named All-WNBA, and the first time she's been named to the first team.
October 2
Diamond Miller (left) and Dorka Juhász met with the media after being drafted by the Lynx in April.

Lynx's Juhász, Miller make WNBA all-rookie team

Joining Dorka Juhász and Diamond Miller on the team was Aliyah Boston of Indiana, voted the league's top first-year player.
September 27
The New York Liberty’s Breanna Stewart (30) controls the ball as the Connecticut Sun’s Tiffany Hayes (15) and Olivia Nelson-Ododa (10) defend in t

Ionescu and Laney help Liberty beat Sun 84-77 to even semifinals series at 1-1

With their season on the line, Sabrina Ionescu and Betnijah Laney took over to help New York even their playoff series with Connecticut.
September 27
Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson (22) celebrates after a play against the Dallas Wings during the first half in Game 2 .

Wilson scores 30, Aces take 2-0 series lead with 91-84 win over Wings

Las Vegas also received contributions from Chelsea Gray with 23 points and eight assists, Kelsey Plum with 18 points, and Jackie Young with 13 points and nine rebounds.
September 23
Aerial Powers said on social media that she’ll be playing elsewhere next season.

She's back, she's gone: A player-by-player look at the Lynx roster

Two of the team's three highest paid players will be back; the other is unhappy and headed out of town. Here's a player-by-player look at the current roster from basketball writer Kent Youngblood.
September 22
Lynx forward Napheesa Collier, right, defended a shot against Dream guard Rhyne Howard on July 18 in Atlanta.

Lynx star Napheesa Collier selected to WNBA all-defensive second team

The All-Star forward led the team in rebounds, steals and blocks this season.
September 22
Lynx rookie Diamond Miller (1) will play in Hungary during the WNBA offseason to further develop her skills for next season.

Collier, McBride plan to play together in Turkey as Lynx plan offseason

Most of the Lynx's key performers — including Napheesa Collier and Kayla McBride, who will play for the same team in the Turkish Super League — plan to keep honing their skills in other countries.
September 21
 Diamond Miller (1) guarded Connecticut Sun guard Rebecca Allen (9) during the second quarter on Wednesday night.

Souhan: Collier shows she's a star; Lynx need Miller to sparkle, too

Napheesa Collier was brilliant again in the Lynx's season-ending loss to Connecticut, but she needs a star sidekick for the team to improve. That should be Diamond Miller's role.
September 21
Lynx forward Napheesa Collier (24) got past DeWanna Bonner for two of her 31 points on Wednesday.

Collier can't get enough help as Lynx loss to Sun ends season

Napheesa Collier had a career night, but her Lynx teammates didn't provide enough in the 90-75 loss to the Sun in the deciding Game 3 of the first-round playoff series.
September 20
Arike Ogunbowale

Wings win a WNBA playoff series for the first time since relocating to Dallas

The Wings won a playoff series for the first time since relocating to Dallas for the 2016 season. Dallas will play top-seeded Las Vegas on Sunday.
September 20

Liberty advance to WNBA playoff semis for first time since 2015 with OT win over Mystics

Breanna Stewart scored 27 points and the New York Liberty beat the Washington Mystics 90-85 in overtime on Tuesday night to advance to the semifinals of the WNBA playoffs for the first time in eight years.
September 20
Napheesa Collier of the Lynx was stopped by Connecticut guard DiJonai Carrington during a game at Target Center on June 22.

Will depth be the difference when Lynx, Sun meet in deciding Game 3?

For the sixth-seeded Lynx to upset Connecticut, they'll need to repeat the formula that brought them a surprising victory on the road in Sunday's Game 2.
September 20
Rebekkah Brunson, left, and her wife Bobbi Jo Lamar Brunson in the kitchen where they make their plant-based Sweet Troo-Vi cookies.

With Sweet Troo-Vi, Minnesota power couple give back one cookie at a time

The plant-based treats have been a game-changer for Rebekkah and Bobbi Jo Brunson.
September 19
The Lynx’s Napheesa Collier (24) and the Sun’s Alyssa Thomas (25) dove for a loose ball during the Lynx’s 82-75 victory in Game 2 of a first-rou

Lynx-Sun Game 3 preview: Deciding game takes place at Target Center

The Lynx lost Game 1 by 30, then regrouped to win Game 2 by seven. Now they have a chance to advance in the WNBA playoffs for the first time since 2020.
September 19
Napheesa Collier’s strong game Sunday helped keep the Lynx alive in the WNBA playoffs.

Souhan: Collier's best season built out of open, honest chat with Reeve

Justin Morneau, Lindsay Whalen, Anthony Edwards and other Minnesota stars have benefited from an honest talk with their coach. Add Napheesa Collier to the list.

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