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Changing course, Kaler in favor of search firm for Gophers AD

Eric Kaler said he still plans to have the new athletic director in place by July 1. Beth Goetz stepped in as interim AD when Teague resigned and has yet to say she wants the job long-term.

Fargo officer shot at domestic dispute dies hours later

Jason Moszer was the first Fargo police officer to be killed on duty in 134 years. His suspected killer was found dead inside a home.





The Roman Empire
Play ball! Gophers open softball season Friday

The Gophers, ranked No 14 in the USA Today/NFCA poll, open their season today with two games. They will the heavy favorite in one and the slight underdog in the other.

Patrick+
The Long Snapper's Truck, a short story by P. James Reusse

The Tommy Kramer dream from long ago had dots easy to connect. This one isn't so easy to interpret.

Russo's Rants
Postgame: Yeo even has hard time finding positives after latest Wild defeat; Wild live chat Friday afternoon

Alex Ovechkin's hat trick helped hand the Wild its seventh consecutive home loss.





Dennis Anderson
Anderson: RV market sees greater interest, just in time for Twin Cities motor home show

Interest is rising just in time for the 48th motor home show.

Sid Hartman
Hartman: Recovering Leidner eager to get back at it for U

The Gophers QB hopes to get three weeks of spring practice in following left foot surgery last month.

Chip Scoggins
Chip Scoggins column, Jan. 19: Nothing golden about status of U athletics

The whole "You can't win at Minnesota" excuse is a tiresome loser's lament. Unique challenges exist, but the Gophers athletic program also holds enough potential to not have to accept mediocrity, or worse.