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Minnesota sports have some one-of-a-kind traditions that need some explaining, even to those who know of them. This week's series looks at where they came from.

Here are the stories that are coming this week on startribune.com and in the print edition of the Star Tribune.

Part 1: Vikings’ Gjallarhorn.

Part 2: Gophers’ Blanket Lady.

Part 3: Wild’s goal song, “Crowd Chant.”

Part 4: Twins’ Minnie & Paul logo.

Part 5: Lynx’s postgame “Apache” song.

Part 6: Loons’ postgame “Wonderwall” song.