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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: Fun-first Saints have new challenge as Twins affiliate

Can the Saints do the serious work of developing Class AAA prospects for a big-league team while honoring their longtime slogan, "Fun is Good"?

Souhan: Big-picture adjustments needed for Twins to rise up

After watching the Twins struggle through the first month of the season — and show signs of life this weekend — here's a list of things to consider.

Souhan: Look around, Minnesota, drafts can lead you places

There is an abundance of young talent in the Twin Cities that could lead teams to bigger and better things.

Souhan: If Rodgers leaves Packers, everything changes in NFC North

The Packers may have unintentionally sabotaged a championship-caliber team with their handling of Aaron Rodgers and drafting of Jordan Love.

Souhan: Vikings have easy draft task to tackle. Just make the right pick

This could be the magic draft that allows the Vikings to get value with the 14th pick, and have that value fix their biggest problem.

Souhan: Twins' awful stretch of baseball does not mean it's time to give up

Worry? Yes. Panic? No. This is a talented team that still has five months of games to play.

Souhan: Where can a guy get some NFL draft coverage?

There is no end to the NFL draft chatter before the first name is called.

Souhan: Buxton will be unlike any player in Twins history . . . with one big 'if'

Byron Buxton is coming back to Target Field as one of baseball's best players. And he just passed a big test in the midst of his team's struggles.

Souhan: U's Johnson must keep more of Minnesota's hoops talent at home

The Gophers might never keep all the Chets and Jalens. But if Ben Johnson doesn't find a way to keep the McKinleys and Dawsons, he'll follow his predecessors out the door.

Souhan: A-Rod buying an NBA fixer-upper (and a WNBA powerhouse)

A note to Alex Rodriguez: Your job will not be merely elevating the Timberwolves. Your job will be supporting the Lynx.