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.

Tough season at Canterbury ends with whimper, concerns about future

Everything was in place for a grand finale at Canterbury Park. Instead, there was more disappointment to close a season where betting dropped substantially and small racing fields were common.

Unsafe conditions force Canterbury Park to cancel season finale after 3 races

The Shakopee track was scheduled to wind up a 53-day season with a 13-race card Saturday but jockeys expressed concern with the turf and dirt.

Burggraf named coach of Minnesota's new pro women's hockey team

Charlie Burggraf, a former men's and women's hockey coach at Bethel, will be coaching Minnesota's new franchise in the newly formed PWHL.

Lothenbach Stables shines during Festival of Champions at Canterbury Park

Harry Hernandez rode two Lothenbach-owned thoroughbreds on his way to winning five times in all on Canterbury's annual day of racing for state-bred horses.

Festival of Champions celebrates 30th anniversary at Canterbury Park

The annual celebration of Minnesota's horse racing and breeding industry features six stakes races offering a total of $500,000 in purses.

3 ex-Olympians sign deals with Minnesota's new women's pro hockey team

The new league permitted each of its six teams to sign three free agents before the upcoming draft, and Minnesota landed former Gophers and Minnesota Whitecaps.

Lynx clinch spot in WNBA playoffs with 86-73 victory over Mercury

Cheryl Reeve earned her 300th career coaching victory as the Lynx used a big third quarter to take control at Target Center.

St. Thomas makes early lead stand up in 36-26 victory over Black Hills State

The Tommies raced to a 22-0 lead, scoring three touchdowns in the first 19 minutes.

St. Thomas opens third DI season vs. DII opponent Black Hills State

The Tommies football team finished last season on a 10-game winning streak and will look to extend it at O'Shaughnessy Stadium on Saturday.

St. Thomas football refuses to get complacent with early DI success

Heavily favored to win the Pioneer Football League again, the Tommies bolstered their nonconference schedule with South Dakota and Harvard.