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Sid Hartman is a sports columnist. He also can be heard weekdays on WCCO AM-830 at 6:40, 7:40 and 8:40 a.m.

Hartman writes three columns each week.

Hartman: NFL draft without fans is nothing new

The NFL draft has become a fan event, but it wasn't always so when the Vikings first came along.

Hartman: Wolves look for hope in midst of another difficult season

The team was undergoing a major makeover without much success either on the floor or at the gate when the NBA season shut down.

Hartman: Shutdown providing Fleck more problems than others face

When it comes to Gophers football, coach P.J. Fleck's squad is being put at a real disadvantage for two reasons by the total shutdown of college sports.

Hartman: Young players need to rise up for Vikings

It's hard to believe the team has lost so many quality players in such a short time. And it also shows how quickly the team is going to have to rebuild.

Hartman: U shines in athletics, academics

Beyond on-field success, the Gophers have high graduation rates and grade-point averages.

Hartman: Wolves owner Taylor hopeful NBA can return to action soon

The reason some remain hopeful for the NBA's return is leagues in Asia have restarted in the past week after taking two months off.

Hartman: Latest roster moves keeping Vikings flexible

Re-signing Kirk Cousins was the right decision by the Vikings, and other transactions are freeing up valuable salary cap space for moves that need to be made.

Sid's Jottings

SID’s JOTTINGS   • Bud Grant’s biggest fans and cheerleaders, the 40 members of his immediate family including children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, will…

Hartman: Giving thanks at 100 for a long career

There have been a lot of twists and turns in my newspaper career, but this has to be one of the unique moments in all of my years of covering sports.

Sid Hartman is the World's Longest-Serving Newspaper Columnist — officially!

The hardest-working man in Minnesota sports, Sid Hartman, celebrates his 100th birthday today. He can also celebrate history. The Guinness World Records is officially naming…