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Reporter/Columnist | Sports

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


Lakeville's Regan Smith, 15, is swimming's breakthrough star

Regan Smith's breakthrough at nationals altered her summer plans — and stature on swimming's world stage.


Seoul sisters: Brandts chasing Olympic hockey dreams

Steeped in Korean culture, Hannah and Marissa Brandt are on track to live their Olympic dreams in 2018.


Worker shortage hobbles horse racing at Canterbury Park

New visa restrictions have created a labor crisis at Canterbury Park. The track in Shakopee can barely find enough workers to keep stables operating.


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.''