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Pope Francis the manager - surprising, secretive, shrewd
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
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Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Minnesota man accused in 5-year-old girl's death indicted by grand jury
June 8, 2016
Former Moorhead standout Cullen one win away from hoisting the Stanley Cup
FARGO — Former Moorhead standout and current Pittsburgh Penguins center Matt Cullen isn’t thinking about the Colton Orr hit that left him...
June 8, 2016 - 11:51pm
June 7, 2016
Wild hire Hall of Famer Scott Stevens to be assistant coach
ST. PAUL — Bruce Boudreau has his first assistant coach. After clearing out the team’s coaching staff last month, general manager Chuck...
June 7, 2016 - 11:53pm
June 6, 2016
NHL: Pens stifle Sharks to close in on Stanley Cup
Pittsburgh’s suffocating speed stifled the San Jose Sharks again Monday, in a 3-1 win in Game 4 at SAP Center the pushed its advantage to 3-1...
June 6, 2016 - 11:55pm
June 1, 2016
NHL: Win in OT gives Penguins 2-0 Cup lead
PITTSBURGH — Rookie left winger Conor Sheary scored 2:35 into overtime, rookie goalie Matt Murray made 21 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins...
June 1, 2016 - 11:54pm
Willmar junior hockey franchise announces team name finalists, cast your vote
WILLMAR -- Area hockey fans now have five team names to choose from as Willmar's new entry in the North American 3 Hockey League prepares for...
June 1, 2016 - 6:00am
May 30, 2016
NHL: Late goal allows Penguins to take Game 1 of Stanley Cup
PITTSBURGH — Nick Bonino scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:33 remaining in the third period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins survived blowing a two-lead lead to beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 Monday night in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals. Game 2 will be Wednesday night at Consol...
May 30, 2016 - 11:42pm
May 27, 2016
Return to youth, speed propels Penguins to Stanley Cup Finals
PITTSBURGH — Back in training camp, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Bryan Rust wasn’t visualizing being the player whose offense carried his team into the Stanley Cup Finals. “I was just trying to make the team,” Rust said.
May 27, 2016 - 11:13pm
May 24, 2016
NHL: Wild shake up coaching staff
None of the three Wild assistant coaches that stood behind the team’s bench last season will return in the same roles, a source said
May 24, 2016 - 12:59am
May 18, 2016
College Hockey: WCHA eliminated Final Five, changes playoff format
BEMIDJI — The Final Five is no more. The Western Collegiate Hockey Association officially pulled the plug on its fabled postseason tournament Tuesday when it announced that the league’s playoffs would move entirely on campus for the foreseeable future.
May 18, 2016 - 11:44pm
May 12, 2016
Willmar junior hockey group seeks fan input for team name
The Willmar junior hockey team is seeking suggestions from the public for the new franchise name. "We want to hear from area hockey fans and...
May 12, 2016 - 11:56am
May 11, 2016
Willmar 'the place to be' for junior hockey
WILLMAR — After 16 months of preparation, Willmar’s hopes of landing a junior hockey club came true on Wednesday afternoon. Team officials...
May 11, 2016 - 11:31pm
May 10, 2016
Passionate Boudreau aims to get Wild to next step
ST. PAUL — Two and a half weeks after the conclusion of an underwhelming, disappointing season, Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher proudly introduced Bruce Boudreau as the team’s new head coach on Tuesday, the most optimistic day of an offseason still in its infancy. It was...
May 10, 2016 - 11:53pm
May 9, 2016
NHL: Wild name Boudreau new coach
ST. PAUL — Bruce Boudreau has agreed to terms to become the Minnesota Wild’s fourth full-time head coach. Boudreau, 61, was widely seen as the top NHL coach available before reaching a deal Saturday night with the Wild, choosing Minnesota over the Ottawa Senators and Calgary...
May 9, 2016 - 12:40am
May 7, 2016
Willmar’s Nate Ackerman to play ACHA D2 hockey
WILLMAR — Willmar senior defenseman Nate Ackerman will play hockey at Lewis University, an American Collegiate Hockey Association Division...
May 7, 2016 - 12:01am
May 5, 2016
Boys Hockey: Kobienia finds ideal showcase for his talents
Hoping to catch the attention of Division-I scouts, former Willmar hockey standout Isaac Kobienia has seemingly found an ideal spot to showcase...
May 5, 2016 - 1:15am