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Sid Hartman is a sports columnist. He also can be heard weekdays on WCCO AM-830 at 6:40, 7:40 and 8:40 a.m.

Hartman: Vikings GM Spielman lays out plan without first-round pick

The last time the Vikings didn't make a first-round selection was in 2010, before Rick Spielman assumed his role in 2012

Hartman: Wild's daunting task vs. Blues can still be achieved

Lou Nanne says beating the Blues won't be easy after being down 3-0, but Game 4 provided hope.

Twins' Buxton on slow start: 'I just need to relax'

Byron Buxton, leading the league in strikeouts with 23 and hitting just .085 with four hits in 47 at-bats over 14 games to start this season for the Twins, has turned things around before.

Hartman: Spring focus of Gophers football is learning a new culture

Coach P.J. Fleck also said that the coaches have started to get clearer indications of who could help them when the season starts.

Sid's jottings

JOTTINGS • Vikings owner Mark Wilf got a great honor from the Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA) when he was recognized as a Visionary Leader. Wilf…

Hartman: Taylor echoes Thibodeau's call for veteran help for Wolves

"[Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau] needs some players that will come off the bench and keep us going and not give up the lead," owner Glen Taylor said.

Sid's jottings

JOTTINGS • The Gophers rank No. 14 overall and No. 8 in the Class of 2018 football recruiting rankings, according to The Gophers, who have…

Hartman: Molitor has 'high expectations'; thrilled with sweep

Manager Paul Molitor knows it's a long season, but the Twins' hot start is a vast improvement over last year's 0-9 mark.

Hartman: Sano's offseason adjustments are paying off for Twins

Work on fielding, hitting and weight have helped the Twins third baseman get off to a sizzling start.

Hartman: St. Peter tells fans to stay patient with Twins

Ask St. Peter what he sees out of this year's squad and he believes there's much more positive on the horizon at Target Field than negative.