The axe is back: Since it's Monday, and Saturday feels so long ago, why not watch Gophers fans storm the field at Huntington Bank Stadium one more time after beating the Badgers 23-13 for Paul Bunyan's Axe.

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  • With nine-figure deal, Buxton will face Mauer-like levels of scrutiny: Randball writes that Byron Buxton already checked a lot of boxes in terms of potential criticism, but his expensive new contract will accelerate those questions.
  • Kirk Cousins angry (and prayerful), Adam Thielen disappears: In Mark Craig's five extra points, Cousins talks about the reasons for his durability and faced postgame questions about why he was angry at the end of the first half in Sunday's loss.
  • Legendary golfer Lee Elder dies: Elder, who broke down racial barriers as the first Black golfer to play in the Masters and paved the way for Tiger Woods and others to follow, has died at the age of 87.

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Nov. 29, 2011: Wilder Child Development Center students Soleil Sangster and Lucia Simon listened as MacPhail instructor Nick Johnson played the guitar during a program that uses music to teach basic skills to kids. (Photo: Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune)