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Lake Mille Lacs catch-and-release walleye season now will end Sept. 6

A walleye is netted, caught on the Twin Pines Resort boat at sunset Wednesday, July 29, 2015, during an evening excursion on Lake Mille Lacs.

Local Ojibwe bands had expressed displeasure with Dayton's decision earlier this month to allow the season to continue even though a quota had been surpassed.

Teddy Bridgewater, Shaun Hill back to throwing at Vikings practice

The extent of Teddy Bridgewater’s work Thursday night was to throw passes in warmups.

After a few days of intrigue, the Vikings had quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater and Shaun Hill back practicing and throwing during team drills on Tuesday at Winter Park.

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Lingen looks to get back in action, extend Gophers' tight end lineage

Gophers tight end Brandon Lingen (86) was forced out of bounds by Illinois' Clayton Fejedelem (20) last season. If Lingen can stay healthy, he looks ready to follow in the footsteps of former Gophers tight ends Maxx Williams, Matt Spaeth and Ben Utecht.

He's only a junior, but if Brandon Lingen can stay healthy, he looks ready to follow in the footsteps of former Gophers tight ends Maxx Williams, Matt Spaeth and Ben Utecht.

Craig: NFL coaches scratch Surface of a technology debate

The use of tablets on NFL sidelines has its supporters — and vocal foes. Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner is a fan.

Wild changing goal song to 'Let's Go Crazy' to honor Prince

Prince performs in his debut movie "Purple Rain," the 1984 rock opera about a young man's search for artistic accomplishment and love.

The decision was made in response to feedback the team received from a survey it sent to season ticket holders this summer.

Tim Tebow to work out for Twins, other MLB teams next week

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The Twins have two scouts in the area where former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will work out next week and one or both are expected to attend.

Bud Grant: 'As one man can love another, I love you Sid Hartman'

The Vikings honored 96-year-old Star Tribune sports columnist Sid Hartman on Tuesday, dedicating the media entrance at U.S. Bank Stadium to him.

Minnesota fishing secrets bubble up inside club

Secrets are freely shared at the longtime Apple Valley group that has been expanding by about six anglers a year.

Big seventh inning lifts Tigers over Twins at Target Field

For the third time this month, starter Kyle Gibson allowed at least five runs, a nagging problem for the Twins' starting rotation.

Scoggins: Will the Bridgewater drama pass? Not yet

Teddy Bridgewater, shown in training camp, holds the key to the Vikings’ season, and now his availability is in question.

When a starting quarterback mysteriously doesn't start a game and then spends two practices working strictly on handoffs, questions are going to be asked. And more than once.

Rhoda emerges as Gophers backup QB behind Leidner

Demry Croft, last season's No. 2 QB, is not listed on the Gophers first depth chart.

Vikings pay tribute to legendary columnist Sid Hartman at new stadium

Bud Grant and Lou Nanne were among those on hand to dedicate the Sid Hartman Media Entrance at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Vikings notes: Tight end Ellison back practicing

Tight end Rhett Ellison cleared another major hurdle in his attempt to return from a major knee injury

Upscale Mpls. hotel offering $12,000 Vikings tailgating package

A luxury hotel package has all the tailgating essentials for Vikings games: a concierge, champagne and a limo.

Budget cuts could wipe out Alaska's college hockey programs

Alaska's university system recently released a report with plans that could cut the state's two Division 1 hockey programs to accommodate for a struggling economy.

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Scoggins: Will the Bridgewater drama pass? Not yet
Chip Scoggins

When a starting quarterback mysteriously doesn't start a game and then spends two practices working strictly on handoffs, questions are going to be asked. And more than once.

Up-and-down Gibson knows Tigers well
Twins Insider

Twins righthander Kyle Gibson starts the first of a brief three-game homestand tonight vs. Detroit. It's his ninth career start against the Tigers.


A control room dedicated to tennis at the NBC Sports Head Quarters in Stamford, Conn., Aug. 9, 2016. NBCUniversal heads into the next three Olympics - all of them in Asia - faced with a critical question: was the lower than expected prime-time audience for the just-completed Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro a fluke or a harbinger of fraying audiences over the next six years?

Rio Olympics kept NBC on top with viewers again last week

Crowd greets Lynx players, coach Reeve in return from Rio Olympics
Souhan: Rio Olympics far more captivating than frightening
Ten Minnesotans invited to Rio for Paralympic Games

Workers replace defective siding at U.S. Bank Stadium Aug. 12.

Even open, U.S. Bank Stadium work continues; construction warranty lasts two years

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Vikings pay tribute to legendary columnist Sid Hartman at new stadium
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Gophers volleyball picked to finish second in Big Ten

The Gophers volleyball team won the Big Ten championship last season, but it is picked to finish second this year behind Nebraska in the conference's…


Gibson falters as Twins fall to Tigers 8-3

Kyle Gibson lost his grip in the middle of the game. This entire season has essentially been slipping out of his hands.


Gibson: Tigers took some close pitches

Twins righthander Kyle Gibson says his so-so command Tuesday was exacerbated by Tigers' hitters ability to take close pitches.


Maybin, Sanchez spark Tigers in 8-3 win over Twins

Cameron Maybin's sprained left thumb can heal later, once the chase for the playoffs is over.


US women's gymnastics team flips over Broadway's 'Hamilton'

How do you follow winning Olympic gold at the Rio Olympics? How about a chance to see "Hamilton" on Broadway?