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Jim Souhan is a sports columnist for the Star Tribune. He has worked at the paper since 1990, previously covering the Twins and Vikings.

Souhan was Sports Editor of his high school paper at Vianney in St. Louis. He wrote and edited for the Missourian at the University of Missouri, where he earned a journalism degree with an emphasis on American literature.


Souhan: Jefferson just the latest standout to choose to stay in Minnesota

Not many athletes at the top of their game seem to depart from the Twin Cities out of their own choice.


Souhan: Why the WNBA wins even when Caitlin Clark takes her lumps

A flagrant foul and the reactions have stirred controversy and over-analysis that only benefits a league that's always been strong.


Souhan: Why Jefferson's record-setting deal with the Vikings makes sense for all

The Vikings win. Their QBs win. And Jefferson, of course, wins by cashing in a deal he earned.


Souhan: Subtle moves have made the Lynx a surprising success

Their home victory over the Dallas Wings highlighted the team's strengths as well as some of the impact newcomers to a team that finished last year with a losing record.


Souhan: No matter who owns the Wolves, pay the tax and play for keeps

Breaking up or giving up on these Wolves would be a big mistake. This is a beginning, not an ending.


Souhan: The Wolves just lost to a master craftsman

Luka Doncic looked like the world's best player while blitzing the Wolves into a first-quarter deficit that shattered any hopes of a comeback or extending their season.


Souhan: When Edwards 'plays with joy,' Wolves and fans follow his lead

Anthony Edwards came close to a triple-double to help the Timberwolves stay alive in Dallas. But his biggest contribution may be the exuberance he brings to the basketball court.


Souhan: How the Wolves should approach improbable comeback

No NBA team has ever overcome 3-0 deficit. If the Wolves want to become the first, there's a few steps they'll have to take.


Souhan: KAT falters again, potentially posing hard questions for Wolves

Karl-Anthony Towns' shooting woes have left the Wolves on the brink of elimination.


Souhan: Wolves should be motivated by curses of Dallas star Doncic

The Timberwolves have lacked a spark in the NBA Western Conference final series.