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Jim Souhan is a sports columnist for the Star Tribune. He has worked at the paper since 1990, previously covering the Twins and Vikings.

Souhan was Sports Editor of his high school paper at Vianney in St. Louis. He wrote and edited for the Missourian at the University of Missouri, where he earned a journalism degree with an emphasis on American literature.

Souhan: Lynx lag at rebuilding in WNBA's most dramatic offseason

The Lynx may never be quite the same, unless they can navigate the WNBA's new promising-yet-perilous landscape.

Souhan: Griffen is first domino to fall for Vikings in salary-cap crunch

The likely loss of Everson Griffen is the first piece removed. There are more players who will force the Vikings to make difficult decisions in the coming months

Souhan: Pitino's Gophers trending from pretty good to pretty awful

The Indiana loss may have ended any reasonable hope of an NCAA tournament bid. Will it prove as decisive for coach Richard Pitino's Minnesota career?

Souhan: For your 'Miracle on Ice' memories, 'The Boys of Winter' satisfies

The 40th anniversary of a most Minnesota-centric accomplishment is near, and that memorable run is captured in Wayne Coffey's book.

Souhan: Hired to fix Wild, Guerin begins repairs with two big moves

The question isn't why Bill Guerin this week traded away Jason Zucker and fired coach Bruce Boudreau; it's whether he waited too long.

Souhan: Feelings aside, Wild made good move in trading Zucker

Jason Zucker was a popular player here. But he underperformed, and the Wild made a good deal shipping him to Pittsburgh for winger Alex Galchenyuk, defense prospect Calen Addison and a first-round draft pick.

Souhan: Twins look even more like a World Series team, Red Sox even less

Baseball's sign-stealing scandal cost Boston manager Alex Cora, and its handling of negotiations with the Dodgers and Twins indicates that the organization lacks savvy and guts, too.

Souhan: Russell, a mixed bag, arrives ... and takes night off

D'Angelo Russell needs to be a fixture with the Timberwolves, not just a fit.

Souhan: Now it's up to Towns, Russell, Saunders to prove they're winners

This would be a good time for the Wolves to trade in the desperate hope of sure things for the hard work of sustainable plans.

Souhan: For Twins fans, dealing Graterol what 'going for it' looks like

The risk: Brusdar Graterol will become a star and remind Twins fans forever of David Ortiz. The payoff: The 2020 Twins are a better team.