Reporter/Columnist | Sports

An Iowa native, Blount is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. She has won numerous state and national writing awards. Her favorite stories to tell are those that convey the emotion and humanity of sports. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Pat Borzi, who also is a sportswriter.

Olympic qualifying is back, this time for Winter Games in Beijing

Qualifying ramps up this week for February's Beijing Winter Games, which begin only six months after the Tokyo Olympics ended.

Beijing Olympics will have vaccine mandate

Officials have not disclosed many details about COVID-19 prevention protocols for February's Winter Games, but vaccines will be required.

Sixth defense spot on Wild comes down to Merrill or Benn

Wild coach Dean Evason has made his choice for the season opener Friday at Anaheim, but didn't tip his hand on Thursday.

On path to Beijing, U.S. women's hockey team right at home in Blaine

The U.S. national team is living and training in Blaine for the next four months, as 28 players work toward making the team for February's Beijing Olympics.

Hrezi, Fulton win Twin Cities Marathon titles

Mohamed Hrezi won the men's title and Naomi Fulton captured the women's crown at the Twin Cities Marathon, which returned after COVID-19 canceled the 2020 race.

Docherty wins TC 10 Mile to complete sweep

Danny Docherty of St. Paul won three races on Twin Cities Marathon weekend, adding the TC 10 Mile crown to victories in the TC 10K and TC 5K.

Running Aces set to end season Saturday

The harness racing track in Columbus will hold its annual Night of Champions to close out the 2021 season, with a state-record $560,000 in purses.

Canterbury Park wagering increases

Canterbury Park saw gains in total wagering, on-track wagering and out-of-state wagering during the 65-day season that ended Thursday.

Canterbury Park season champions

Canterbury Park named its season champions Thursday, led by horse of the year Cinco Star.

Canterbury Park season ends with wagering gains on and off track

Canterbury Park finished a 65-day season Thursday, attracting a total handle of $90.9 million for the summer as it welcomed back fans and saw the out-of-state handle rise again.