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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.


Former Twin killer Josh Donaldson now here to help

Josh Donaldson has a .395 career batting average, .487 on-base percentage and .852 slugging percentage in 191 career plate appearances against the Twins, with all…


Survey says Wild draft pick Kirill Kaprizov is next NHL star from KHL

As the Wild clings to the fringes of the Western Conference playoff race, the likely reality of its season comes into sharper focus: Minnesota is…


Packers' loss to 49ers can teach us some things about the Vikings

Vikings fans tend to have a fluid second favorite team: whoever is playing the Packers that week.That allegiance was amplified Sunday when the horror of…


Vikings were good this year, but just not good enough

It might be tempting to treat this season as a failure. But these Vikings at least properly achieved, if not overachieved.


Lynx make Cheryl Reeve's multiyear contract extension official

Reeve took on the additional role of general manager before the 2018 season, and was named the WNBA's Basketball Executive of the Year for 2019.


Minnesota sports in the 2010s: Let's start at the beginning

The first month of 2010s gave Minnesota sports fans a taste of what was yet to come.


Remembrances of 'Wooger' flood in

Like anyone else whose life was touched by Doug Woog, former Gophers hockey player Casey Hankinson has a million stories to tell."I've got so many…


North Score: For struggling Gophers, will good news come in threes?

The Gophers are attempting a higher percentage of three-pointers than any other team in the Big Ten.


Not all talk between players is trashy

On one of the more memorable plays of an otherwise forgettable game Sunday, Stefon Diggs ran a comeback route near the left sideline with Lions…


Corner three-pointers becoming a strength for Wolves

Wolves are dialed in to the value of the closer, corner three-pointer.