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.


Canterbury Park announces smaller purses for '23 quarter horse races

Its richest quarter horse race, the Northlands Futurity, will have an estimated purse of $86,000, down from $105,100 last season.


Moltzan, Diggins, other Minnesotans keep pushing in non-Olympic year

From Alpine and cross-country skiing to speedskating, biathlon and curling, Minnesotans are making a mark in various international competitions.


Canterbury Park announces trimmed thoroughbred stakes schedule

With less purse money available this season, the Shakopee track will cut three races and $410,000 in purses from its thoroughbred stakes program.


Canterbury Park adjusts as 2012 deal with Mdewakanton Sioux ends

The deal, which added $70 million to Canterbury's purses over 11 years, expired on Dec. 31. But Canterbury CEO Randy Sampson said he remains optimistic about the track's future.


Jessie Diggins grabs historic World Cup win

Cross-country skier Jessie Diggins of Afton won a 20-kilometer freestyle race Sunday for her 14th World Cup individual victory, most of any American in history.


Lakeville's Regan Smith wins five events at U.S. Open swim meet

Regan Smith Smith earned the women's high-point award for the meet with victories in the 100 and 200 backstroke, the 100 and 200 butterfly and the 200 individual medley.


Jessie Diggins wins World Cup cross-country event in Norway

With Friday's win, Jessie Diggins is now tied with Kikkan Randall for the most World Cup wins by an American cross-country skier.


U.S. Hockey Hall to induct Lamoureuxs, Miller in St. Paul

Steve Cash, Jim Johannson and Warren Strelow will also be honored Wednesday at RiverCentre as part of the Eveleth museum's 50th induction class.


Lee's path to the Paris 2024 Olympics will go through Minnesota again

Suni Lee, 19, plans to finish her sophomore season at Auburn and then return to her gym in Little Canada for Olympic training.


Canterbury Park plans to shrink 2023 racing season

With a 10-year deal with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community expiring Dec. 31, the horse track plans to cut back with a mix of three-day and four-day race weeks.