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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: With franchise going stale, Wilfs had to change course

The Vikings owners made the correct call after eight years with Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman had the team no closer to a championship.


Scoggins: 'I don't care about records.' Zimmer didn't help Jefferson chance to set one

A fitting end: The coach who likely will be fired denied the best and most popular player on the team an opportunity to break a record held by an all-time great.


Scoggins: In business and basketball, St. Thomas standout Bjorklund finds success

Parker Bjorklund gave up basketball to run his own social media business. He's back on the court and one of St. Thomas' best players after a two-year hiatus.


Scoggins: Can Wilfs rebuild the operation? That's the big question for Vikings

It's time for the Vikings to make changes at general manager and head coach. How will the Wilfs handle that? It's the top question for the franchise.


Scoggins: Bungled offense tops long list of what's gone wrong for Zimmer

The 2021 Vikings suffered from a failure in coaching, personnel and leadership, which should give ownership clear guidance in determining its next move.


Scoggins: Saying goodbye to the toughest person I know: Mom

I've watched some of the world's most powerful humans compete for 30 years. Yet the strongest person I ever knew was the one I had the privilege of calling Mom.


More than scores, 'Football Across Minnesota' all about the stories

We were searching for a new way to cover football at all levels throughout Minnesota. Columnist Chip Scoggins took on the challenge and introduced us to a host of remarkable people and their stories.


Scoggins: Guerin's vision for Wild coming to fruition in goal scoring and wins

The Wild is averaging nearly four goals per game and, into Friday's games, had an NHL-high 19 wins and 39 points.


Scoggins: Roethlisberger goes from easy prey to hungry hunter

Ben Roethlisberger looked like a way-past-his-prime heavyweight fighter hanging on for one last payday. Then he looked like a Hall of Famer in leading Pittsburgh's almost-successful comeback.


Scoggins: Spielman deserves as much criticism as Zimmer from fans

They are partners running the football side of the Vikings. Don't separate Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman in your critiques of team leadership.