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Prep Softball- Cloquet, Two Harbors pick up wins

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Highlights from high school softball games in the area, including wins from Cloquet and Two Harbors.

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Extra Special: Andujar HR, double as Yanks hammer Twins 14-1

Rookie Miguel Andujar homered and doubled to extend his barrage of extra-base hits, Didi Gregorius had a grand slam and the New York Yankees hammered the Minnesota Twins 14-1 Monday night for their first three-game winning...

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Harden, Rockets soar past Wolves 119-100 with 50-point 3rd

James Harden gave Houston quite the jump-start with 22 of the team's 50 points in the third quarter, as the Rockets cruised past the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-100 on Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in their...

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Cloquet baseball earns 5-4 win over Princeton

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The Monday afternoon matinee was the first opportunity for the Lumberjacks to play at home on Ed Mettner Field, and also their first outing on a non-artificial playing surface this season.

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5 area college athletes named UMAC players of the week

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The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference officially announced its Players of the Week and 5 area athletes made the list.

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Wild split with GM Chuck Fletcher after playoff exit

The Minnesota Wild have split with longtime general manager Chuck Fletcher after the team's first-round playoff exit.

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Tied up: Giannis' tip-in lifts Bucks over Celtics in Game 4

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including tipping in the go-ahead basket with 5 seconds left, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 104-102 on Sunday to tie their first-round playoff series at two games.

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Nemadji Golf Club opens driving range, courses set for end of week Video included

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It's been a long winter, but the wait is finally over. Golf is officially back in the Twin Ports as the Nemadji Golf Club in Superior opened its driving range to the public on Sunday. 

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Schmoll, Smith power UMD softball to sweep of Sioux Falls Video included

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Grand Rapids, Minn. native Hannah Schmoll had five hits and scored five times, and Becky Smith had five hits and drove in six runs to help the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) softball team sweep the University of Sioux Falls on Sunday at Bowden Field in Sioux Falls, SD. 

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UWS tennis teams extend streaks, beat Bethany Lutheran at home Video included

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In their inaugural season, the University of Wisconsin Superior (UWS) men's and women's tennis teams have played like experience programs. That continued on Sunday as both defeated Bethany Lutheran at home. 

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Schley, St. Scholastica softball splits doubleheader with Martin Luther Video included

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Maggie Schley drove in three runs at the plate, but was handed the loss on the mound in game two as the St. Scholastica softball team split its double header with Martin Luther College at Saints Field on Sunday.

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St. Scholastica baseball stays hot, sweeps Martin Luther Video included

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The College of St. Scholastica baseball team scored a total of 61 runs this weekend in back-to-back Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) doubleheader sweeps. The Saints allowed only five runs in four games, and remain alone in first place of the UMAC.

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Record turnout for 14th annual Tony G. 3-on-3 Memorial Tournament Video included

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A record 158 teams registered for the 14th annual Tony G. 3-on-3 Memorial Basketball Tournament. The event took place at the University of Wisconsin-Superior's Marcovich Wellness Center from Saturday, April 21 through Sunday, April 22nd. The tournament was founded in 2005 following the death of UW-Superior student Tony Gigliotti, a legal studies student who was tragically killed in a car accident on I-35. "I think our first year we had 47 or 48, and now we're to 158, so w...

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Slumping Gomez homers in 9th, Rays beat Twins 8-6 for sweep

Slumping Carlos Gomez hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays completed a three-game sweep Sunday by beating the Minnesota Twins 8-6.

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Yelich, Guerra lead Brewers to 4-2 win, sweep of Marlins

Christian Yelich hit a two-run homer, Junior Guerra worked five innings and three relievers did the rest for the Milwaukee Brewers, who completed a four-game sweep of the Miami Marlins with a 4-2 win on Sunday.

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Butler, Towns lead T-wolves past Rockets 121-105 in Game 3

Jimmy Butler hit four 3-pointers among his 28 points and Karl-Anthony Towns snapped back from a bad start to the series with 18 points and 16 rebounds, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Houston Rockets 121-105 in...

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Wilderness can't keep pace with Bruins, ousted in first round of NAHL playoffs Video included

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Every time the Minnesota Wilderness scored on Saturday night, the Austin Bruins seemed to have an answer and then some. Minnesota fell 5-3 in game four at Northwoods Credit Union Arena, ending its season in the first round of the NAHL Robertson Cup Playoffs.  

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Esko baseball sweeps Saturday play at Orlandi Invite in Superior Video included

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The Esko baseball team won both of its games on Saturday, defeating Ashland and Greenway as part of the 4th annual Ron Orlandi Spartan Invitational at Superior High School. 

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Denfeld baseball rallies against Eagles, wins in extras Video included

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The Duluth Denfeld baseball team overcame a three-run deficit to beat Heritage Christian Academy 6-5 in extra innings at Wade Stadium on Saturday. 

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Aguilar's walk-off homer leads Brewers past Marlins, 6-5

Jesus Aguilar homered on the 13th pitch leading off the bottom of the ninth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied past the Miami Marlins 6-5 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive win.

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Cron homers twice in Rays' 10-1 win over Twins

C.J. Cron hit a pair of two-run homers and Blake Snell won his third straight start Saturday night in the Tampa Bay Rays' 10-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

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UMD Tennis looks for redemption Video included

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The University of Minnesota Duluth Tennis team will head to Minnetonka for the NSIC tournament. UMD will face Bemidji State on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Earlier in the season, the Bulldogs fell to the Beavers. UMD looks for redemption as the team will be at full strength this go around.   More>>

Wilderness forces a game 4 with the Bruins Video included

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It was win or go home for the Minnesota Wilderness but they got the job done on their home ice.The Austin Bruins fell 3-2 in the third game of the NAHL first round series.

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White prevails over Maroon in the UMD Spring Football Game Video included

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The 44th annual White and Maroon Spring Football Game was played in front of 888 fans and they put on a show for the crowd.

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Duluth Marshall's Grannis commits to Clarkson

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The announcement was made earlier today on Twitter.

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Milestones a plenty, UMD softball continues to shine in 2018

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University of Minnesota Duluth moved it's game to Malosky Stadium for its afternoon double header with Northern State.

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Prep Sports Recap 4-19

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Area prep teams were finally able to play because of the beautiful weather.

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UMD Men's Hockey Captain Kuhlman knew 2017-18 was going to be something special

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It's been about two weeks since the University of Minnesota Duluth Men's Hockey team captured it's second National Championship. Many members of the team have either started to relax or look ahead to their future playing careers. UMD Captain Karson Kuhlman, who recently signed with the Boston Bruins, says he knew the 2017-18 season was going to be a special one. "It was going to be a good start to the year beating a huge rival in Minnesota. Looking back at it, every win was huge... More>>

Saints baseball splits a double header with Northwestern

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St. Scholastica had to cancel or postpone 14 games this season but they finally were able to play on the turf at Wade Stadium.

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Wilderness learned a lot from previous Bruins meetings

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The first two games of the first round of the NAHL postseason didn't go as planned for the Minnesota Wilderness. The team opened up the series against the Austin Bruins with a pair of losses.

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St. Scholastica's Casey Hovland looks to cap prestigious collegiate running career Video included

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It's been an impressive four years at St. Scholastica senior Casey Hovland. She earned All-American honors in 2017 with the cross country team, and owns 8 record times with the track and field team.

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Saints sweep in home opener double header Video included

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The snow made St. Scholastica's softball diamond muddy and unplayable. Thankfully the Saints were able to go to host its games on turf at Saints Field.

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Best win percentage since 2007, UMD Tennis finds success before NSIC Tournament Video included

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The University of Minnesota Duluth Tennis team earned the 5 seed in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament. This comes after having the best winning percentage since 2007.

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Governor Dayton proclaims April 18th, "UMD Men's Hockey National Champions Day" Video included

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The National Championship celebration tour continues for the University of Minnesota Duluth Men's Hockey Team.

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Duluth Wolfpack opens up with a win over Grand Rapids Video included

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Duluth Wolfpack was able to open up the season with a 9-2 win over Grand Rapids.

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Wisconsin lakes still ice covered prior to fishing opener Video included

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One rental cabin owner weighs in on how the late ice out will impact his business.

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Gov. Dayton declares Wednesday as UMD Men's Hockey National Champions Day

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Cheers for UMD men's hockey team will be heard statewide Wednesday. 

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Grand Rapids takes down Hermantown/Proctor in season opener Video included

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A little snow wouldn't stop Grand Rapids and Hermantown/Proctor from taking the lacrosse field. The two teams opened their respective seasons on Tuesday with a competitive battle.

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UMD Men's Hoops narrows search for the next head coach Video included

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The search for the next men's basketball head coach becomes a little bit more clearer for the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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Guerra deals, Thames homers to lift Brewers over Reds 2-0

Eric Thames hit a two-run homer to back a three-hitter from Junior Guerra and three relievers, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 on Tuesday night.

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A homer at home: Lindor's shot helps Indians top Twins 6-1

Francisco Lindor homered in his native Puerto Rico, Corey Kluber allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Tuesday night.

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Scheifele, Hellebuyck lead Jets past Wild 2-0, for 3-1 lead

Mark Scheifele scored both goals for Winnipeg and Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves for his seventh shutout this season, as the Jets beat the Minnesota Wild 2-0 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round playoff...

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Wild lose Parise for multiple weeks to broken sternum

Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise has a broken sternum that will keep him out for multiple weeks, an injury that occurred late in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against Winnipeg.

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UMD hockey championship special to air Saturday Video included

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Following the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's hockey national championship, KBJR 6 will be airing a 30 minute special to commemorate the team's theatrical postseason journey. The special titled "Unlikely Champions: UMD's road to the Frozen Four Win" will air at 6:30 p.m, immediately following the regularly scheduled 6 p.m. newscast.

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Reds cruise past Brewers 10-4 to end eight-game skid

Billy Hamilton drove in three runs and the Cincinnati Reds ended an eight-game losing streak with a 10-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.

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Five local athletes receive weekly UMAC honors Video included

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Five area athletes have been honored as the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) athletes of the week, including St. Scholastica's Aaron Weber, Casey Hovland, and Junior Frank, as well as UW-Superior's Macy Hanson and Katie White.

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Former Bulldog Joey Anderson joins Devils for morning skate Video included

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UMD Sophomore Joey Anderson decided to pass on his two years of eligibility to join the NHL. On Sunday, the Roseville native signed with the New Jersey Devils.

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Vikings sign LB Eric Kendricks to contract extension

The Minnesota Vikings have signed linebacker Eric Kendricks to a multiyear contract extension.

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HIGH SCHOOL: Inclement weather shifts local sports schedules

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For many area Northland sports teams, it may feel like spring will never completely arrive. After the latest round of snow and winter-like weather, many area teams have been forced to re-arrange their schedules accordingly.

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Twins-White Sox rescheduled for June 5, Aug. 20, Sept. 28

The Minnesota Twins have rescheduled three games with the Chicago White Sox that were postponed by wintry weather.

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GOING PRO: UMD F Anderson signs with NHL's New Jersey Devils Video included

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A week after winning the 2018 NCAA Championship, University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) sophomore forward Joey Anderson is forgoing his final two years with the Bulldogs and signed with the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.

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Wild ground Jets with 6-2 win to cut series deficit to 2-1

Mikael Granlund and Zach Parise scored power-play goals in the first period for the spark Minnesota was missing on the road, and the Wild used a four-goal second to roar back in the first-round playoff series with a 6-2...

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Harden scores 44 points, Rockets beat Wolves 104-101

James Harden scored 44 points and powered a big fourth-quarter run that allowed the Houston Rockets to outlast the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-101 on Sunday night in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series.

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Ex-Bulldog, Esko native F Karson Kuhlman notches first point as a professional

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It took former University of Minnesota-Duluth forward Karson Kuhlman just two games as a professional to tally his first point. 

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Former UMD F Iafallo scores first career playoff goal with LA Kings

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Former University of Minnesota Duluth center Alex Iafallo scored his first career goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night. 

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Flores, Syndergaard help Mets top Brewers 3-2 for 12-2 start

Wilmer Flores hit a game-winning home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Sunday to improve the best start in team history to 12-2.

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Celtics survive wild finish, hold off Bucks 113-107 in OT

Al Horford had 24 points and 12 rebounds and the Boston Celtics overcame Khris Middleton's long 3 that beat the fourth-quarter buzzer, topping the Milwaukee Bucks 113-107 in overtime Sunday to open their playoff matchup.

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Wilderness succumb again to Bruins' early lead, drop second game of NAHL playoffs

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The Minnesota Wilderness trailed 2-0 in the second period and couldn't catch up to the Austin Bruins in route to a 3-1 loss in game two of the NAHL Robertson Cup Playoffs at the Riverside Ice Arena in Austin, Minn. on Saturday. 

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Anderson breezes as Brewers stop Mets' winning streak, 5-1

Chase Anderson breezed into the seventh inning, Jonathan Villar sliced a three-run homer inside the foul pole and the Milwaukee Brewers stopped the New York Mets' nine-game winning streak with a 5-1 victory Saturday...

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Morin reflects on gold medal win, next career move Video included

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Now an Olympic gold medalist, former University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) defenseman Sidney Morin is thinking about her next career move.

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Snow job: Twins postpone 2nd straight game against White Sox

The Minnesota Twins postponed their second straight game against the Chicago White Sox on Saturday because of a spring snowstorm.

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Jets beat Wild 4-1 to take 2-0 series lead

Paul Stastny, Andrew Copp and Patrik Laine scored in the third period and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference first-round series.

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Frazier homers twice, Mets top Brewers 6-5 to win 9th in row

Todd Frazier hit his first two home runs with the Mets, new catcher Jose Lobaton tripled in his first at-bat with the team, and New York extended its winning streak to nine with a 6-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on...

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UMD assistant coach Larson leaves for head coaching job at St. Cloud State Video included

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Duluth, Minn. native Brett Larson, who won two national titles serving as the assistant coach for the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) hockey team, is leaving the program to be the head coach at St. Cloud State University, it was announced on Friday. 

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Bruins jump ahead early, hang on to beat Wilderness in NAHL playoffs

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The Austin Bruins jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the second period Friday night, hanging on to beat the Minnesota Wilderness 2-1 in game one of the NAHL Robertson Cup Playoffs at the Riverside Ice Arena in Austin, Minn. 

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Foster provides early spark, Stealth rout Lightning in season opener Video included

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Maddy Foster scored back-to-back goals early to lead the Hermantown/Proctor girls' lacrosse team to a season-opening 17-6 win over Grand Rapids/Greenway at Egerdahl Field on Friday. 

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Maddie Rooney to throw out Twins 1st pitch Saturday Video included

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The celebration tour continues for Maddie Rooney as she prepares to take the mound on Saturday.

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Hermantown native, UMD F Thomas signs ATO with AHL's San Antonio Video included

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He scored the eventual game-winning goal in the national championship last week, and now Hermantown, Minn. native and University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) senior forward Jared Thomas has signed with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL).  

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Twins postpone game against White Sox because of rain

The Minnesota Twins have postponed their game against the Chicago White Sox because of rain, with wintry weather also threatening the rest of the series.

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Packers re-sign veteran cornerback Davon House

Free agent cornerback Davon House is returning to the Green Bay Packers after agreeing to terms on a one-year deal.

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UMD Gold Medalists welcomed back to Duluth Video included

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It's been almost two months since the USA Women's hockey team beat Canada in a dramatic shootout in this year's Winter Olympics in South Korea.  The pair is now back in the Northland showing off their hardware.  

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Mauer becomes third Twin to reach 2k career hits

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Minnesota Twins slugger Joe Mauer hit a career milestone Thursday night, as he notched his 2,000th career hit.

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Lynx star Whalen will do double duty as UMinnesota coach

Lindsay Whalen is going to be busy this year: She has been named the new women's basketball coach at Minnesota, her alma mater, and will continue to play for the WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx.

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With playoffs set to begin, Wilderness excited for road test in Austin Video included

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The NAHL Robertson Cup Playoffs begin Friday night and for the Minnesota Wilderness, that mean's hitting the road to face the Austin Bruins.  

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After guiding UMD to second national title, Sandelin wins USCHO Coach of the Year Video included

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Scott Sandelin led the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's hockey team this season to its second national title since 2011, earning himself USCHO.com Coach of the Year honors, it was announced on Thursday.  

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Hibbing native, UMD D Perunovich named USCHO Rookie of the Year Video included

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Hibbing, Minn. native and University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) freshman Scott Perunovich led his national championship-winning team in scoring this season, and thus has been named the USCHO Rookie of the Year, it was announced Thursday. 

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Kempf wins No. 400, Ashland baseball opens season with big win over Hayward Video included

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After cancellations and postponed games earlier this month, the Ashland boys' baseball team finally opened it's regular season on the campus of Superior High School on Thursday. The Oredockers defeated Hayward 10-4, earning head coach Chris Kempf his 400th career victory. 

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Smith tosses no-hitter, Denfeld baseball blanks Greenway Video included

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Izaak Smith was unhittable, quite literally, on Thursday afternoon at Wade Stadium. The senior threw a no-hitter to lead the Duluth Denfeld boys' baseball team to a 10-0 win over Greenway. 

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White, Patrick power UWS softball to sweep of Martin Luther Video included

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Katie White and Saige Patrick combined to drive in 13 runs on Thursday to lift the University of Wisconsin Superior (UWS) softball team to a doubleheader sweep of Martin Luther College at Superior High School. 

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Butler, Towns lead T-wolves past Nuggets in OT, to playoffs

Jimmy Butler scored 31 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 14 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves ended the NBA's longest-running playoff drought, beating the Denver Nuggets 112-106 in overtime Wednesday...

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