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.

Minnesota Aurora flourishing again with sizzling 20-0 goal differential

The regular season is nearly halfway finished and the Aurora are 4-0 entering Wednesday's game against the Chicago Dutch Lions at TCO Stadium in Eagan.

Secretariat's Triple Crown run turns 50, and Minnesota is part of the lore

The story behind the birth of the great Secretariat's first foal doesn't get told often. But Lynn Nankivil delights in telling the tale of how the birth of First Secretary was an international news event from a farm near Winona.

Secretariat's Triple Crown: Six things to know

Here's why the sports world was mesmerized by a horse in 1973.

Fun opening night at Canterbury offers something for everyone

Five things to know from the start of a shorter 2023 season at Shakopee compared to recent years.

Canterbury Park enters Saturday's season opener with big first weekend planned

The track is making the adjustment in its first year after the expiration of its purse-enhancement deal with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

Keeping horses fit to race is challenge for Canterbury Park, state veterinarians

On race day, the veterinarians follow horses from the time they leave their barns through the end of their races. They have the power to remove a horse at any time, which sometimes causes friction with trainers and others.

Lakeville's Cinnamo named to U.S. roster for World Paralympics

Josh Cinnamo secured a place on the team by winning the shot put at last week's U.S. Paralympics track and field national championships in Chula Vista, Calif

Former Gophers diver Bacon wins women's 3-meter national title

Sarah Bacon, who won five NCAA titles with the Gophers from 2018-22, earned a berth in that event at this summer's world championships in Fukuoka, Japan.

Horse fatality numbers for Canterbury Park, all North American tracks

Here's a look at the overall numbers since 2011 and the statistics at Canterbury Park, measured in fatalities per 1,000 starts.

Minnesota Aurora: Who's back? What's new? How to watch

The Aurora open their new season Wednesday night against Rochester FC, a newcomer to the USL W League's Heartland Division.