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Vikings' draft extends their drive for offense this offseason

The Vikings' clear focus was improving Teddy Bridgewater's supporting cast after coach Mike Zimmer's defense pulled the Vikings and their 29th-ranked offense as far as they could go in 2015.

Anderson: Dirt poor? Not this farmer near Northfield

Dennis Anderson

Special care keeps the Legvold farm rich and productive. Dave Legvold was honored recently by Gov. Mark Dayton for his innovative and persistent conservation efforts on the approximately 800 acres he farms

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Reusse blog: Twins' embarrassment so widespread it includes wide sports writers

Patrick+

Question: What's not to like about 2016 Twins? I now have the answer: Hitting, fielding, pitching, base running and managing.

Tigers haven't scored a run for Pelfrey all year; Twins hope to extend streak

Twins Insider

Today's matchup at Target Field pits a pair of less-than-successful Twins free-agent pitchers.

Postgame: It's called May Day, appropriate for the Twins' season

Minnesota had hoped new month would mean new luck, but it didn't happen Sunday.


Ryan Dungey completes a special year in motocross

Another Supercross title for the Belle Plaine, Minn., rider is added to ESPY and Wheaties box honor.


Twins, Wild, Vikings armed for varying degrees of success

Three thoughts from the weekend about three local pro teams at much different points of existence:


Blues even series on Backes' OT game-winner, beat Stars 4-3 + Video

David Backes gave the St. Louis Blues a big gift on his 32nd birthday, with another overtime goal to go home even.


Warriors whip Portland at home in opener of West semifinals

From the opening tip, Klay Thompson shot lights-out and even heaved one in from way out in Stephen Curry territory. Draymond Green began yapping from the start while doing his thing to make plays every which way, calling on his teammates to bring an edge on defense.


Keselowski avoids crashes, wins for fourth time at Talladega

Brad Keselowski won the crash-fest Sunday that was dominated by multiple wrecks that caused millions of dollars in damage to race teams. It was Keselowski's fourth career win at Talladega and second victory of the season, and ended Joe Gibbs Racing's streak of four consecutive victories.


Heat roll past Hornets in Game 7, 106-73

Dwyane Wade took a moment before tipoff Sunday to reflect on all that his Miami Heat endured this season.


Vegas, Stuard share lead in rain-delayed Zurich Classic

Jhonattan Vegas birdied two of five holes he was able to play in the rain-delayed third round of the Zurich Classic on Sunday, giving him a share of the lead with Brian Stuard.


Gophers defensive players Murray, Campbell drafted in fourth round

Cornerback Eric Murray was the first University of Minnesota player to be selected in the draft; linebacker De'Vondre Campbell was taken nine picks later.


Craig: Knee-jerk reaction from the NFL draft

A look at winners, losers and, of course, the Ohio State Buckeyes.


Osseo's new football coach brings grit, work ethic to defending champs

Augsburg alum Ryan Stockhaus is the new football coach for the Class 6A defending champs.


Hartman: Thibodeau wanted 'a chance to grow' with the Wolves

The only reason the Wolves were able to land a coach of Tom Thibodeau's caliber was because of this particular moment in franchise history, and he said as much.


Scoggins: Hard-nosed Zimmer authors feel-good story in German receiver

The Vikings rolled the dice Saturday in the sixth round by making Moritz Boehringer the first straight-from-Europe player ever selected in the NFL draft.


Punches and peas: Minneapolis gym teaches boxing — and nutrition + Photo Gallery + Video

A north Minneapolis boxing club instills valuable lessons to neighborhood kids, including the firsthand benefits of a well-balanced diet.


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