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Reporter/Columnist | Sports

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


Parise practices with Wild teammates but will 'be smart' going forward

Zach Parise was pleased to finally get on the ice with the Wild on Friday but was careful to manage expectations.


Parise's returns to team practice today; Wild blanks Jets at the X

As pleased as Bruce Boudreau was with Thursday's 1-0 victory over Winnipeg, the news about Zach Parise was a bigger lift.


Wild goalies rise to Boudreau's challenge in Winnipeg

Niklas Svedberg stopped 22 of 24 shots over two periods and Steve Michalek was perfect on 19 shots in the third period and overtime of the preseason opener.


Show of loyalty: Koivu says new contract 'was right thing to do'

Mikko Koivu said his aim is to remain healthy and productive, then consider another contract extension when the time arrives.


Older, wiser, mentor: Wild newcomer Quincey embracing roles

The Wild values veteran Kyle Quincey's willingness to play big brother to Mike Reilly and Gustav Olofsson, the youngsters trying to win a place on the roster.


Koivu signs 2-year contract extension

Just before the puck dropped on the Wild's preseason opener at Winnipeg, the team announced captain Mikko Koivu has signed a two-year, $11 million…


Kunin refuses to be denied in bid to make NHL roster

Determination is a strong suit of Luke Kunin, the Wild's No. 1 pick (15th overall) in the 2016 NHL draft.


Wild's Foligno: Signed, sealed and eager to deliver

It took 10½ weeks for Marcus Foligno, 26, to officially become a member of the Wild and he wasted little time showing his new team he was ready to contribute,


Wild players report to camp knowing 'good isn't good enough'

The Wild takes the ice Friday to begin a new season, after last year's flameout in the first round of the playoffs.


Pennsylvanian Sean Knapp 'settles' for U.S. Senior Amateur title at Minikahda

The Pennsylvanian beat two-time champ Paul Simson.