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Bertels is a native Kansan and now a determined Minnesotan, living in Oak Grove, where he raised three sons with his wife. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a journalism degree. Kevin dabbles in fishing, canoe camping, golfing and gambling, and he was way too involved in youth sports until his youngest son went to college.


As Eden Prairie coach awaits ruling, his case raises question: Is using a racial slur ever OK?

Eden Prairie boys basketball coach David Flom watched the Eagles from the stands Friday night while he remains suspended. The school district is investigating his reading of a slur as part of a lesson.


Captain tells his high school's fans: 'We need to stop yelling at the refs'

The captain of a boys basketball team in southeastern Minnesota delivered a plea to fans after his school's first home game: "I hope we can all come together as a community and change for the better."


Rivals bring back basketball trophy missing since World War II

Stillwater boys basketball coach Brady Hannigan has revived a prize that dates to the 1920s and was last awarded about 80 years ago. It will go to the winner of Friday's game between his team and White Bear Lake.


Meet the Roback family and its three generations of Prep Bowlers

Dad Jim helped coach Coon Rapids to a 1983 title, son Pete won with Anoka in '90 and grandson Dane will get there with Rosemount.


Retired? Former North High coach McKenzie returning as an assistant

A Hall of Famer as a head coach at several Twin Cities high schools, including Minneapolis North, Larry McKenzie is joining Park Center as an assistant. Here are five things learned at a banquet in his honor.


Five questions, five answers on the state high school football playoffs

The Class 6A bracket will be revealed Friday morning, and much is yet to be determined. because of games that still need to be played. But some of the top seeds are pretty certain.


The last week of regular-season football is here: three issues from each class

High school teams have played down to matchups that will set section pairings and settle even more.


Company streaming high school sports warns about scammers

Neighborhood Sports Network says the safe route to broadcasts is to go directly to its website.


1 favorite, 4 contenders: Who's next at No. 1 in Twin Cities football?

The top teams in Jim Paulsen's Metro Top 10 lost in Weeks 3 and 4. This raised questions. We asked Jim for answers.


St. Paul, you're invited: Plan will put high school soccer teams on Allianz Field annually

The Saint Paul Cup will feature boys' and girls' teams from Como Park and Harding this year and others in the future.