Digital sports senior writer | StarTribune.com

Michael Rand is the Star Tribune's Digital Sports Senior Writer and host/creator of the Daily Delivery podcast. In 25 years covering Minnesota sports at the Star Tribune, he has seen just about everything (except, of course, a Vikings Super Bowl).

Rand is a North Dakota native, a graduate of the University of Minnesota and an enthusiastic consumer of tacos. He lives in Eagan with his wife, three children and one energetic pug.


Chip Scoggins on a big opportunity for a Vikings QB (but maybe not the one you think)

On Wednesday's Daily Delivery podcast, Star Tribune columnist Chip Scoggins and host Michael Rand dissect the Vikings' reaction to Jordan Addison's offseason troubles and identify a big key to the team's success in 2024.


They played the Arena Football championship at a shopping mall (instead of Target Center)

ArenaBowl XXXIII was Friday, with Billings defeating Albany at the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford, N.J. It made for a surreal broadcast, one that could have been avoided.


Wanting more from Vikings; Good win for Twins; Jon Marthaler on Minnesota United

On Tuesday's Daily Delivery podcast, host Michael Rand says he was underwhelmed by the Vikings' handling of Jordan Addison. He also talks about the Twins, Minnesota United and the Arena Bowl.


In the age of analytics, would Twins have asked Mauer for more power?

Let's imagine the newly inducted Hall of Famer had started his career 20 years later than he did. Would the team have tried to turn him into a home run hitter?


Patrick Reusse on a great weekend for Joe Mauer and a bad one for the Twins

On Monday's Daily Delivery podcast, Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse checked in from Cooperstown, N.Y., to share his perspectives from Joe Mauer's Hall of Fame induction.


On a list of the greatest pro athletes since 2000, where do Minnesotans rank?

ESPN took on the task of sorting the top professional athletes since the turn of the century. The number and order of those with Minnesota connections might surprise you.


Bobby Nightengale on Twins TV, injuries and trade deadline possibilities

On Friday's Daily Delivery podcast, Star Tribune Twins writer Bobby Nightengale joined host Michael Rand to set up the key story lines after the All-Star break.


How many Wolves Summer League players will be future contributors?

The team has a lot at stake in Las Vegas this season, as Michael Rand and Chris Hine talked about on Thursday's Daily Delivery podcast. How many of them will be key figures for the main team in future seasons?


Big impact for young Wolves; Loons, Lynx headed in opposite directions

On Thursday's Daily Delivery podcast, host Michael Rand and Timberwolves beat writer Chris Hine checked in on Summer League action and Anthony Edwards. Plus Rand looked at the Lynx, Minnesota United and the top 100 pro athletes since 2000.


MLB commissioner says TV path is up to teams. Is that really a choice?

Speaking at the All-Star Game on Tuesday, Rob Manfred addressed the thorny issue of baseball and local TV. If the league isn't able to make its own product financially viable, what's the upside?