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Reporter/Columnist | Sports

Rachel Blount is a sports and general assignment reporter, with a particular emphasis on Olympic sports.


Curling trials for new Olympic event will be held in Blaine

Mixed doubles will be part of the Olympic Games for the first time, and Team USA will be finalized in Minnesota.


Ex-Gopher Grunewald holds off cancer by racing with healthy attitude

In March, she was diagnosed with cancer for the fourth time in eight years.


Canterbury Park's opening night a warmup for Derby day

An announced crowd of 6,762 turned out for a live, afternoon prelude to Saturday's main event at Canterbury Park: Kentucky Derby Day.


Brandt, Marvin among Minnesotans on U.S. women's hockey roster

The 23 players selected will prepare in Tampa for the 2018 Games.


For Stauber, imagination should run wild on U.S. women's hockey team

New Olympic women's hockey coach Robb Stauber wants his players to think creatively. "It's not about what we currently know. It's about what we're willing to learn," he said.


Stauber to coach U.S. Olympic women's hockey team

A Medina resident, former Gophers goalie Robb Stauber inherits a program striving to get back to the top of the Olympic podium.


Blues coach Yeo sought advancement, not revenge

"I don't want it to be a story,'' he said. "My goal is not to beat the Minnesota Wild for me. My goal is for us as a group to keep getting better, and keep seeing what we're capable of.''


Blues' addition of Stastny back from injury downplayed

Stastny, who has been out since March 21 because of a foot injury, practiced on the Blues' top line with Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz on Friday.


Boudreau seeks peak effort for Game 5 against Blues

Wednesday's 2-0 triumph was only a tiny step for the Wild, one that turned a 3-0 series deficit into a 3-1 hole. And matching that effort in Game 5, Bruce Boudreau said, won't cut it.


Wild gets a day of rest as a stress reliever

Coach Bruce Boudreau wanted players to do anything other than obsess over the task they face in their first-round playoff series against St. Louis.