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African runners top Boston Marathon two years after bomging
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Education Matters once again backing Willmar Schools in upcoming referendum
Blues get hat trick from Tarasenko to even series with Wild
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Now it feels like the playoffs
Vikings’ Peterson not expected at offseason workouts
Hunter’s 3-run homer helps Twins blast Cleveland
Lambert, Bryan big winners at ACM Awards
Willmar graduate Lachlan Smith publishes latest Maxwell novel
The Barn Theatre to hold auditions for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Willmar, Minn.
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April 15, 2015
NBA: Oklahoma City blasts Wolves in season finale
MINNEAPOLIS — The Oklahoma City Thunder needed a win, and some help, to get into the playoffs on Wednesday. They got halfway there. Guard...
sports / pro
April 15, 2015 - 10:28pm
NBA: Jones to enter draft
Duke freshman guard Tyus Jones, the Most Outstanding Player during the Final Four, will enter the 2015 NBA Draft. Jones joins teammates Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow to declare for this year’s draft after just one season at Duke, coach Mike Krzyzewski said Wednesday. “Tyus...
sports / pro
April 15, 2015 - 10:24pm
Willmar grad Matt Williams named new Cardinal boys basketball coach
WILLMAR — Matt Williams, a 1999 graduate of Willmar High School, was named the Cardinals’ new boys basketball head coach Wednesday. Williams...
sports / Cardinals
April 15, 2015 - 10:21pm
April 13, 2015
Wolves' Rubio undergoes left ankle surgery
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle Monday, the team announced. The surgery was performed by Dr. Richard Ferkel in Van Nuys, Calif., and Rubio is expected to make a full recovery by the summer, the team said. The Timberwolves...
April 13, 2015 - 11:21pm
Pelicans stay in playoff hunt after devouring Timberwolves
MINNEAPOLIS — The New Orleans Pelicans moved one step closer to their first playoff appearance since 2011, getting 24 points from forward Anthony...
April 13, 2015 - 11:20pm
April 12, 2015
LaVine nets 37 points but Wolves fall to Golden State
OAKLAND, Calif. — Point guard Stephen Curry padded the statistics in his Most Valuable Player candidacy with his 17th 30-point game of the season, pouring in 34 in the Golden State Warriors’ 110-101 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night. The win was the...
April 12, 2015 - 11:06pm
April 9, 2015
Seven Kentucky players declare for NBA Draft
It took six months for Kentucky to lose its first basketball game during the 2014-15 season. Five days later, the Wildcats lost seven players from the roster to the NBA Draft. Devin Booker, Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison, Dakari Johnson, Trey Lyles, Willie Cauley-Stein and Karl-Anthony...
April 9, 2015 - 10:43pm
Men's basketball: ‘I’m very happy here,’ Pitino says of status at Minnesota
When Richard Pitino first saw his name circulating as a candidate for other head coaching jobs this spring, he didn’t think he had to respond. Eventually, the University of Minnesota’s second-year men’s basketball coach released a statement declaring his allegiance to the Gophers,...
sports / college
April 9, 2015 - 10:27pm
April 8, 2015
The Insider: NFL hires Thomas as first female official
The NFL hired Sarah Thomas as the league’s first full-time female official in a groundbreaking announcement Wednesday. Thomas, who became the first female to officiate an NCAA football game in 2007, has previously been a finalist for an NFL job. She has been working in the NFL’s...
April 8, 2015 - 11:52pm
April 7, 2015
Small-town heroes: Climax-Fisher girls basketball program inspired the nation
CLIMAX — It was simple. Dee Garrett wanted to take the Climax-Fisher girls basketball team out for pizza. The soon-to-be 75-year-old didn’t care she was all the way in Yucaipa, Calif. She didn’t care she had never met one player on the team or knew anyone from Minnesota for...
April 7, 2015 - 10:55pm
UConn wins national title
TAMPA, Fla. — Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma, lord of the rings, once again conquered the world of women’s college basketball. The Huskies beat familiar foe Notre Dame 63-53 in the NCAA Tournament championship game Tuesday, giving Auriemma a 10th national title. He ties John...
sports / college
April 7, 2015 - 10:12pm
April 6, 2015
Gophers center Zahui B. declares for WNBA draft
MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota women’s basketball team was dealt a huge blow Monday when All-American center Amanda Zahui B. declared...
April 6, 2015 - 11:46pm
NCAA tournament: Jones leads Duke to national championship
INDIANAPOLIS — Duke freshman guard Tyus Jones scored 23 points, and the Blue Devils defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 68-63 to win the NCAA Tournament national championship game Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. Coach Mike Krzyzewski won his fifth national title to move ahead of...
sports / college
April 6, 2015 - 11:21pm
April 3, 2015
Pitino: ‘I am very happy at Minnesota’
Richard Pitino made sure to squash reports that he was linked to another job opening in a statement Friday that he is “very happy” at the University of Minnesota. The second-year Gophers basketball coach was a candidate for the Alabama head coaching position, according to ...
April 3, 2015 - 10:48pm
Apple Valley native Jones returns to place where his Final Four dream started
As soon as the clock turned to zeroes last Sunday, Tyus Jones looked for the first teammate he could celebrate with. And it was Justise Winslow,...
April 3, 2015 - 10:47pm