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Wisconsin Badgers win their fifth NCAA women's hockey championship, blanking Minnesota in title game

HAMDEN, Conn. — The specifics might be lost to time as they age. The feeling will live with members of the University of Wisconsin women's hockey team forever. For the first time in eight years, the Badgers are national champions, giving them a fifth NCAA trophy to finish the program's 20th season.


Minnesota Tournament Run is ended by Michigan State

Minnesota lost to Michigan State 70-50 in Des Moines. With the loss, Minnesota’s tournament run and season is over. Amir Coffey led all scorers with 27. Early on, the Gophers were dealt a blow when Jordan Murphy was unable to play with back spasms. Today was the first game of Murphy’s career that he


Michigan State vs. Minnesota Betting Guide: Can Familiarity Help Golden Gophers in Round 2?

USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Michigan State guard Cassius Winston (5), Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Jordan Murphy (3). #2 Michigan State vs. #10 Minnesota NCAA Tournament Betting Odds.


Michigan State's top priority after beating Minnesota: limiting turnovers

DES MOINES, Iowa — Michigan State players left Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday night feeling good about a 20-point win and getting to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2015.


Minnesota Knocked out of WNIT in Round 2

The University of Minnesota women’s basketball team was edged out of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament in round two by the University of Cincinnati. The two teams were evenly matched through most of the game. Minnesota and Cincinnati each scored 17 points in the opening quarter. In the seco


NCAA Men's NCAA Tournament East Region: #10 Minnesota vs. # 7 Louisville

Jordan Nwora scored the first two points of the NCAA Tournament. For MSU, junior forward Nick Ward will play in his fifth game back from the left hand hairline fracture he suffered February 17. He tried to play the first four minutes against the Spartans Saturday night, but went to the bench during


By the numbers: Zip code 56461 in Minnesota has 91st highest home vacancy rate among U.S. zip codes.

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Minnesota Duluth Wins Frozen Faceoff 2OT Thriller: Notes and Thoughts

Game recap and stats from the double overtime thriller between Minnesota Duluth and St. Cloud State are here. -It’s tough to know where to start with this one, but first of all: what a great game. It’s a shame anyone had to lose it, but Minnesota Duluth winning meant that these two teams finished 1-


Michigan State vs Minnesota Live Stream: How to Watch Online for Free

The No. 2 seed Michigan State Spartans (29-6; Big Ten Conference tournament champion) take on the No. 10 seed Minnesota Gophers (22-13; Big Ten at-large) in an East Region Round of 32 matchup at Wells Fargo Arena (IA) in Des Moines, Iowa as the 2018-19 NCAA Tournament continues on Saturday afternoon


Carolina Hurricanes Crush Minnesota Wild

For the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday night’s matchup against the Minnesota Wild was their last cross-conference game of the season. Their eight remaining regular season games are all against Eastern Conference opponents, with most staying within the Metropolitan Division.


Chris’ Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft v5.0: The Man with the Golden Mock

With the National Football League now done with the biggest parts of free agency and shifting into full-on NFL Draft mode, it’s time for another run at a seven-round Minnesota Vikings mock draft, featuring the FanSpeak On the Clock draft simulator. We should start seeing big boards everywhere fallin


Dream trip on Norwegian cruise turns to nightmare for Minnesota couple

Minnesotan Rodney Horgen was grateful to stand on dry land and recall the moment he saw a rescuer being lowered from a helicopter hovering over his stranded cruise ship off the coast of Norway.


Maryland softball swept by No. 20 Minnesota to start Big Ten play

Maryland softball opened up Big Ten play against defending conference tournament champion Minnesota. The Golden Gophers are currently ranked No. 20 in the nation and they showed why, as they swept the Terps in three games, although Maryland kept two contests close.


Shopko's closure to leave retail gap in small-town Minnesota

Shopko's plan to close all its remaining stores in the next few months will leave a retail gap in many small towns across the Midwest, including Minnesota. Wisconsin-based Shopko plans to close its remaining 120 stores by mid-June.


Wild Warmup: Minnesota vs. Nashville

ST. PAUL -- The Wild and Nashville Predators will renew acquaintances for the final time during the 2018-19 regular season, but is a potential meeting in the postseason in the offing?


Study: Minnesota sees spike in homelessness since 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - A study says Minnesota's homelessness increased by 10 percent between 2015 and 2018, despite employment growing during the same period. Minnesota Public Radio reports that the St. Paul-based Wilder Foundation released its findings this month from a count of people experiencing


Maryland softball can’t complete comeback in 5-3 loss to Minnesota

Minnesota right-hander Amber Fiser held Maryland softball largely ineffectual at the plate through the first four innings, leaving the Terps’ backs were against the wall when they fell behind.


Minnesota's Taj Gibson (calf) will not play on Saturday

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson (calf) will not be available for Saturday's matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies. Gibson will miss his second straight game after suffering a left calf strain. Look for Dario Saric to see more playing time at power forward on Saturday.


Saturday was the night for a good chance to see the northern lights in Minnesota

Minnesotans may be treated to a beautiful (and free) show Saturday night — northern lights shimmering in the skies. An increase in solar activity could make the aurora borealis more visible across upper states across the United States, prompting excitement from aurora chasers.


NCAA: No. 2 Michigan State stops No. 10 Minnesota

No. 2 Michigan State denied No. 10 Minnesota a hometown Final Four with a 70-50 victory in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday night. The Final Four is being played this year in Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium, just down the road form the Golden Gophers’ home court at Williams Arena.