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Scoggins was born in Missouri but moved to Tennessee when he was only a few months old and lived there until he was 20. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a journalism degree. He worked at newspapers in Texas, Connecticut, North Carolina and Chicago before joining the Star Tribune in 2000.

Scoggins: Here are two things Twins need to do less often in 2023

Sonny Gray unwittingly became the most popular Twins player in uniform last week, a hero to many before even throwing his first pitch of the season. He did it by a pointed message to his bosses.

Scoggins: State tournament was showcase for Minnesota point guards

Basketball fans who love and appreciate high-level point guard play were treated to some excellent performances during the state tournament. One coach called it a "historic run of talent."

Scoggins: For Albany's Tysen Gerads, it's all in the family of champions

Tysen Gerads led the Huskies boys team to its first state title Saturday. His sister, Kylan, helped the Albany girls win one two years ago. And their mother, Shanna, was an assistant coach on a state champion.

Scoggins: Towns returns, kills any drama about his place on the Wolves

Karl-Anthony Towns showed why his presence in the Wolves lineup is so important and why fans who took to social media to say the team is better off without him peddled a nonsense narrative.

Scoggins: 'Maddyn the Magician' making a name for herself

Maddyn Greenway, Providence Academy freshman and multisport star, completed a spectacular season with 31 points in Saturday's Class 2A state championship game.

Scoggins: Vikings moves put them on the spot to solve their QB quandary

Kwesi Adofo-Mensah is betting on himself and Kevin O'Connell to find the right answer to the most important personnel decision in pro sports — and with some urgency.

Scoggins: On being Bud's son, 'I hear my dad's voice in things that I say'

While Minnesota mourns the loss of a coaching legend, Eden Prairie high school football coach Mike Grant is mourning the loss of his father. A lifetime of memories, though, brings smiles along with those tears.

One team, one dream: What it's like to make the famed boys hockey state tournament

From a section championship to snowball fights, bus rides and friends they'll never forget, go behind the scenes with the Maple Grove Crimson as they chased the dream of reaching the state tournament.

Scoggins: Minnesota State Mankato builds Division II women's track powerhouse

The Mavericks won an NCAA indoor track and field title last year and are favored to repeat as national champions this week in Virginia.

Scoggins: His hires, his problem. Coyle must get Whalen's successor right

No Big Ten school was worse than Minnesota this women's and men's basketball season. Six victories and 31 losses in the Big Ten. AD Mark Coyle's job includes fixing that with the right hire.