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Shari L. Gross

Photos: Class 4A state baseball semifinal action

East Ridge faced off and won against Forest Lake 10-1 in a Class 4A baseball semifinal at CHS Field in Saint Paul on Friday, June 14, 2024. Mounds View defeated Wayzata 5-4 in eight innings during the second game of the semifinal.

Photos: East Ridge rolls past Eastview 7-1 to advance to Class 4A state baseball championship

East Ridge and Eastview faced off during the quarterfinal round of the Class 4A baseball tournament in St. Paul on Thursday. Pulling off a 7-1 victory, East Ridge will advance to the semifinal round on Friday.

Twins lose 5-0 to New York Yankees

The Yankees finished off the series against the Twins with a sweep on Thursday at Target Field.

Minnesota girls hockey Class 2A quarterfinals

Andover and Hill-Murray were winners of the first two quarterfinals.

The Land O'Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show kicks off

This year, more than 1,600 dogs and 197 breeds will compete in the annual weekend-long show at St. Paul at RiverCentre.

Veterinarians take part in a hands-on training program

The Rachael Ray Foundation Career Program is in response to a nationwide vet shortage that is impacting Animal Humane Society services.

Photos: Black Friday shopping

Black Friday shopping at Mall of America and Ridgesdale Mall on Friday, November 24, 2023.

Holy Angels win 4-1 over Totino-Grace

The Stars will play Friday for the Class 2A girls soccer championship.

Wayzata beats Maple Grove 5-1

The Trojans won the State Class 3A girls soccer semifinal match and will face Edina for the championship.

Rescued Alaskan sea otter pups now home in Minnesota Zoo

Minnesota is now home for two sea otter pups rescued in Alaska. The two female pups turned over to Alaska SeaLife Center were transported by Minnesota Zoo staff to Apple Valley in a cargo plane in October. The pups are receiving round the clock care by zoo staff and will eventually join the three males living at the zoo. The older pup of the two females, now named Denali, is estimated to be between four and five months old. She was found Kenai, Alaska, over 5 miles up the Kenai River from the ocean. The younger pup, Nuka, is estimated to be seven weeks old. An Alaska SeaLife Center staff member was on a recreational fishing trip in Homer, Alaska, when she witnessed pod of orcas attack the pup and its mother. The mother never resurfaced. Because the pups are so young, zoo staff is actively working on grooming the ottters' coats with towels, combs and hairdryers. The blubber less animals typically swim in water as cold as 30-degrees, and a having healthy, water repellant coat the most essential key to their survival.