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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.

Still hustling: Twins broadcaster Gladden carries work ethic from his playing days

A two-time World Series champion, Dan Gladden will go into the team's Hall of Fame on Sunday.

Three Gophers highlights from the Glen Mason era

Mason went 64-57 at Minnesota from 1997 to 2006. Here were the best moments of that era for Gophers fans.

Scoggins: Mason's vision fundamentally changed U football

Glen Mason never coached at Huntington Bank Stadium, but he paved the way for it.

Scoggins: Sano's years with Twins end with apathy. What went wrong?

Miguel Sano's quiet exit with a damaged left knee after 13 years with the organization leaves an awkward dance among team, veteran player and a fan base that already has turned moved on.

From teen coach to U coordinator, Rossi's strength is eye for detail

He started studying film as a 12-year-old football player and was an assistant peewee coach in ninth grade. Now, Joe Rossi is leading a Minnesota defense that was among the nation's best in 2021.

Scoggins: Four stories of meeting Vin Scully show he was one of a kind

Talking with the legendary broadcaster was an unforgettable experience that showed his unique ability to connect.

Scoggins: Retirement? Not really. McKenzie plans to change focus to coaching coaches

Larry McKenzie's impact has long been felt by the athletes he led. Next he'll strive to help the men and women who do the work he did.

Scoggins: New BFFs Hunter, Smith hold key to rescuing Vikings defense

The two have been inseparable on the field since spring workouts. See one, see the other: New besties who hold the key to the Vikings' quest to resurrect their defense.

Scoggins: Vikings overhaul may come down to say less, win more

We should have a final verdict on the Mike Zimmer era by season's end. Was he holding the Vikings back, or holding an aging core together the best he could?

Scoggins: Hadley hopes final round clinches tour spot, makes up for struggles

Chesson Hadley has missed the cut 14 times this season, including eight tournaments in a row. But a batch of recent top ten finishes has put him in a sweet spot to succeed.