Olympics
March 5
Shoreview native Lara Dallman-Weiss has qualified for her second Olympics in sailing, making the U.S. team for this summer’s Paris Games.

Shoreview native qualifies for second Olympics in sailing

Lara Dallman-Weiss, who won the U.S. Olympic trials in Miami last month with teammate Stu McNay, qualified their boat with a 26th-place finish at the 470 world championships, which ended Sunday in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Gophers
March 1
Herb Brooks and the 1974 national championship team won the Gophers' first national title 54 years after the program's official start.

Reusse: With playoffs looming, Gophers hockey honors the men who won it first

Motzko's boys are gearing up for another playoff push. They could learn a thing or two from Herbie's boys, winners of the program's first NCAA title in 1974.
Gophers
February 25
Former Gophers gymnast Shane Wiskus, shown in 2021, finished second in the men’s all-around Sunday at the Winter Cup in Louisville, Ky.

Former U gymnast Wiskus places second in all-around in Winter Cup

Shane Wiskus, a Tokyo Olympian, had a two-day score of 167.450 to finish behind Olympic teammate Yul Moldauer (169.750).
Olympics
February 24
Suni Lee performed on the uneven bars at the USA Gymnastics Winter Cup competition in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday.

Despite falls, Lee happy to be at Winter Cup after battling kidney issues

The reigning Olympic all-around champion fell on her events as she sought a spot at the upcoming World Cup, where a new skill would be named after her if she completes it.
Randball
February 24
Max Exsted carried his tennis gear into a match at InnerCity Tennis in Minneapolis last year. It was the only time he played competitively in his home

Daily Delivery: On Max Exsted's global tennis pursuit

Jeff Day of the Star Tribune joins Michael Rand to discuss his story on Max Exsted, a 16-year-old from Savage who is one of the best junior tennis players in the world.
Sports
February 19
American Gus Schumacher, center, celebrates winning the men's 10-kilometer World Cup race Sunday at Theodore Wirth Park. Harald Oestberg Amundsen of N

Souhan: American's stunning win was another Minneapolis Miracle

The weekend World Cup event at Theodore Wirth Park in north Minneapolis was a success just by existing. Then 23-year-old Alaskan Gus Schumacher added a miracle on the snow.
Sports
February 19
Minnesota native Jessie Diggins celebrated her third-place finish at the women's 10-kilometer race Sunday at Theodore Wirth Park.

Diggins' dream-come-true weekend ends with third-place finish in 10K

The roar that followed Jessie Diggins around the Wirth Park course was the loudest she has ever heard, part of a day made even sweeter when an American pulled a stunning upset in the men's race.
Sports
February 18
Young fans surrounded skiers like American Rosie Brennan, left, every chance they got, hoping for an autograph or even a coveted piece of equipment.

Minnesota skiers find inspiration across generations at World Cup

From pros who once idolized Jessie Diggins skiing alongside her to thousands of children clamoring for autographs, Theodore Wirth Park made many dreams come true.
Sports
February 18
Gus Schumacher, center, celebrates with his teammates after winning the men's 10-kilometer World Cup race at Theodore Wirth Park.

American claims surprise win in World Cup cross-country race

Gus Schumacher, a 23-year-old from Alaska, won the men's 10-kilometer freestyle race at Theodore Wirth Park on Sunday, becoming the first American man to win a World Cup distance event since 1983.
Sports
February 18
Minnesota native Jessie Diggins, left, finished fourth in Saturday's sprint races. She competes in her signature event, the 10k, on Sunday.

How to watch Diggins ski at the Loppet Cup this weekend

Afton's Jessie Diggins, the leader in the World Cup standings, will compete in front of 30,000 spectators in her home state in races at Theodore Wirth Park on Saturday and Sunday — tickets are nearly impossible to find.
Sports
February 17
Zak Ketterson of Bloomington (14) reached the quarterfinals of the men's sprint race Saturday.

'Zak! Zak! Zak!': Ketterson returns to Wirth Park for World Cup

The Bloomington native returned to the paths he grew up skiing, this time with thousands cheering him on.
Sports
February 17
Minnesota native Jessie Diggins crossed the finish line in fourth place Saturday, but falling just short of the podium couldn't ruin a day she'd dream

'Wall of noise' celebrates Diggins in World Cup race on home snow

Afton native Jessie Diggins finished fourth in Saturday's World Cup freestyle sprint at Theodore Wirth Park, a cross-country skiing event she lobbied for years to bring to her home state.
Sports
February 17
Deb Diggins held and wore photos of her daughter Jessie at the cross-country World Cup at Theodore Wirth Park on Saturday.

Scoggins: World Cup skiing at Wirth Park serves as Diggins family reunion

Among the crowd of nearly 20,000 cheering for Jessie Diggins on Saturday were 30 or so family members, including "pretty much the entire St. Croix Valley."
Sports
February 16
Athletes warmed up on the course before the start of the Loppet Cup at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis on Friday.

Fresh snow 'a gift' for organizers of Minneapolis World Cup cross-country skiing event

The 5 inches of snow that fell on Theodore Wirth Park put a smile on countless faces, including the World Cup skiers who arrived Friday to test the courses for this weekend's races.
Sports
February 16
Crew and volunteers prepped the course before the start of the COOP FIS Cross Country World Cup at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis on Friday.

Everything you should know about Wirth Park's World Cup skiing courses

For the first time in more than 20 years, World Cup cross-country ski races are being held in the United States. Here's what competitors and spectators can expect to see in Minneapolis this weekend.
Sports
February 16
Jessie Diggins, center, of Afton led the way in the women's 15km mass start freestyle World Cup event in Canmore, Alberta, on Feb. 9. It was her fifth

Diggins, Klæbo and other skiing stars to watch at Wirth Park this weekend

The best cross-country skiers in the world, including Afton's Jessie Diggins, will compete in sprint and 10K freestyle races Saturday and Sunday at Theodore Wirth Park. Here are some names to keep an eye on.
Sports
February 15
Afton skier Jesse Diggins was at Wirth Park last April to promote this weekend's World Cup cross-county races, which she helped bring to Minneapolis.

'The only thing I wanted': Jessie Diggins turns Olympic gold into a hometown race

This weekend, cross-country star Jessie Diggins will finally ski in a World Cup event at home after lobbying for years to bring the top professional circuit back to Minnesota. This is the story of how that happened.
Olympics
February 11
Prior Lake native Paula Moltzan celebrated Sunday after she finished third in a World Cup slalom race in Andorra.

Prior Lake's Paula Moltzan takes third in World Cup slalom in Andorra

It's the second career podium finish for the 2022 United States Olympian, as she finished 0.83 seconds behind winner Anna Swenn Larsson.
Olympics
February 11
Team Canada’s Natalie Spooner (24), left, celebrated her first-period goal against the United States at Xcel Energy Center.

U.S. women's hockey team falls 6-1 to Canada, loses Rivalry Series

Canada completed its huge comeback in the Rivalry Series with a 6-1 victory in Game 7 at Xcel Energy Center.
Olympics
February 10
Canada's Natalie Spooner, left, Marie-Philip Poulin and Sarah Nurse (20) celebrated a third period goal against the U.S. on Friday in Regina, Saskat

St. Paul hosts Sunday's Game 7 of U.S.-Canada Rivalry Series

Canada is riding a three-game win streak, setting up a deciding game in St. Paul featuring many of the world's best women's hockey players.