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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: Hockey fights and court storming. Make them go away!

Why do we need to wait until after someone -- a college basketball player, a hockey 'enforcer' -- gets seriously hurt before changes are made?


Souhan: Three-time state champion coach finds new joy as youth referee

Former Apple Valley coach Zach Goring won state titles with future NBA stars, but he's happiest these days adjudicating third-graders.


Souhan: How did 'Cousins will stay in Minnesota' become a hot take?

Speculation season is here, and it's spinning Kirk Cousins to Atlanta and everywhere else but Minnesota. Here's why that's unlikely.


Souhan: The Timberwolves franchise has never been better than right now

For all the success of the Kevin Garnett era, locking up point guard Mike Conley shows the Wolves not only plan to be great this season but far into the future.


Souhan: I'm saying there's a chance. U men can make March Madness.

If Ben Johnson can coax this team into the NCAA tournament, he should be in line for a contract extension for winning under the most difficult of circumstances.


Souhan: American's stunning win was another Minneapolis Miracle

The weekend World Cup event at Theodore Wirth Park in north Minneapolis was a success just by existing. Then 23-year-old Alaskan Gus Schumacher added a miracle on the snow.


Souhan: Dear NBA media, meet the Wolves. They're not the team you recall.

The national basketball media is in Indianapolis to cover the All-Star Game, which, strangely, features two Timberwolves players and their head coach. Here's a cheat sheet for them.


Souhan: Twins should be better … unless that least-favorite 'if' returns

Minnesota sports fans might be sick of hearing it, but it's so true for these Twins: If they can stay healthy, they'll be even better in 2024.


Souhan: Why Twins' pitching plan can be both unpopular, successful

You may want the team to sign a star starting pitcher. The Twins are taking the opposite approach in bolstering their bullpen, which could prove brilliant.


Souhan: Mahomes does it again as his legend continues to grow

Brady's still got the GOAT quarterback resume. But Souhan's backing Mahomes to beat it one day.