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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: Reassembled Twins cast could be the best, despite shaky pitching

The Twins won 101 games last year, and they are a much better team right now than they were last January, or even last July.


Souhan: Twins hope to boost attendance with family-friendly deals

If you want to be known as a family game, you have to have prices that appeal to families. The Twins are doing just that.


Souhan: New Lynx assistant Smith tasked with keeping Reeve calm

Cheryl Reeve said she used to be a buffer between the head coach and players, including Katie Smith, when she was a WNBA assistant. That'll be part of Smith's role with the Lynx.


Souhan: Past, present story lines raise interest in 49ers-Chiefs

There's plenty of local angles and trends to gnaw on for the next two weeks as Super Bowl LIV approaches. Pat and Patrick Mahomes, for example.


Souhan: Reeve committed to grooming other women to be WNBA head coaches

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve is thrilled with the WNBA's new CBA, which will raise the pay of players. She believes this could be a tipping point for women's sports and rights.


Souhan: Sano's contract is big — to match his personality

After signing a three-year, $30 million extension with the Twins, Miguel Sano wants to boost his statistics as well.


Souhan: Twins pull off the improbable, improve a record-breaking lineup

A Twins team that set the MLB mark for homers in 2019 added more firepower in Josh Donaldson.


Souhan: Zimmer has something to prove with defense next season

For all of his regular-season accomplishments, coach Mike Zimmer will enter 2020 needing to prove that he can win with a new defense.


Souhan: Cousins the playmaker? That QB left behind in New Orleans

The Vikings are a pretty good team. Kirk Cousins is a pretty good quarterback. That combination isn't likely to bring a Super Bowl title to Minnesota.


Souhan: 2019 Vikings rewarded for sticking to their plan

Their commitment to the run has put less of a burden on Kirk Cousins and enabled the defense to avoid getting worn down.