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Medford Softball, Owatonna Tennis Win Openers Thursday
The high school spring sports season began Thursday for a number of local teams, though postponements still outnumbered the events that got in. Owatonna's boys' tennis team won their season opener at Mankato West 5-2. The Huskies have had three meets delayed.
Lynx Draft NRHEG Grad Carlie Wagner
New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva graduate Carlie Wager lived her childhood dreams by playing for the University of Minnesota. Another dream came true Thursday night when she was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx.
Who Will be First to Play?
With each day that fields and diamonds are covered with snow, the Minnesota high school spring sports season gets shorter. Baseball, softball, golf, tennis and track teams have all had games and meets postponed already. Now the lacrosse season faces the same scenario.
Saying Goodbye to the Seniors is Hard for Basketball Coach
For Owatonna girls' basketball coach Lindsey Hugstad-Vaa, saying goodbye to the nine seniors on the 2017-18 roster is a difficult thing to do. The group has been there from day one for her. Many of them were members of the junior varsity team that she coached when she first arrived in Owatonna.…
Shoveling and Tapering to Prepare for Cold Goldy’s Run
I have taken a purposeful, but an unusual approach to preparing for Sunday's Goldy's Run at TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota. I ran part of the 10-mile route on Good Friday and have tapered my training runs since then. I added a couple of cardio workouts with a shovel early …
Twins Win Chilly Home Opener with Hot Bats
The Minnesota Twins scored a 4-2 come-from-behind victory over Seattle Thursday in one of the coldest home openers in franchise history. A sold-out crowd shivered together with a game-time temperature of 38 degrees at Target Field.

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