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Michael Rand is the Star Tribune's Digital Sports Senior Writer. In 20 years covering Minnesota sports at the Star Tribune, he has seen just about everything.

Rand is a North Dakota native and a graduate of the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two daughters.


Bullpen games might be solution for Twins' playoff rotation

The Michael Pineda suspension put the Twins in a real bind when it comes to their postseason rotation. Then again, the hallmarks of this 2019…


New Orleans Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater might turn the heat up on Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins even more

It was a week of attrition among NFL quarterbacks. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger hurt his elbow and is out for the season. Drew Brees injured…


Vikings are OK with whatever it takes to win games

One of the better athlete clichés is some variation of "I don't care if I [blank] as long as we win."Those most directly responsible for…


Lynx should just be the first of Minnesota teams to make the playoffs

Local Twitter personality @TweetsByCollin likes to bust my chops every time I write something positive about the Minnesota sports scene — particularly those rare occasions…


Playing dad can be as hazardous as playing outfield for the Minnesota Twins

Let's talk about all these Twins injuries and bat around the idea of calling up another phenom, sure.But first, can we talk about my "dad…


Vikings, Twins and Gophers did more than salvage the weekend

It felt like it might be one of those weekends, didn't it? Every Minnesota sports fan knows that when bad things happen, they have a tendency to snowball.


Vikings fans, take note: From seven to 13 wins a slim margin in unpredictable NFL

The law of averages suggests that outcomes tend to even out over time. But the law sure works better when applied to nearly infinite spans…


Wolves sign guard Lindell Wigginton

Signing gives Wolves additional backcourt depth.


The Vikings can't afford to have to replace these 10 guys

The Vikings' 53-man roster is more or less set, pending a tweak or two before Sunday's opener. But not every spot on the roster is…


It's time to take back those off-base tweets (Twins and Vikings edition)

Here's some advice to Minnesota sports fans: You might want to go back and search for some of your hot Twitter takes and delete them. Players have a way of making us eat our posts.