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Dayton's DNR budget includes new programs, conservation officers

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 13:52
The Department of Natural Resources is proposing to accelerate fish and wildlife programs, while also adding nearly a dozen conservation officers in the coming biennium..
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Ruffed Grouse Society supports Minnesota trapping bill to reduce dog deaths

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 12:41
National conservation group weighs in on controversial Minnesota legislation
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Minnesota native Zane McIntyre among Hobey Baker Award three finalists

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 11:46
Gophers junior defenseman Mike Reilly left out of Hobey Hat Trick after being named one of 10 finalists.
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Twins Live Chat with La Velle E. Neal III at noon

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 07:07
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Wichita State coach turns down Alabama; will Tide turn to Pitino?

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 06:56
Richard Pitino tops a list of six candidates in a story posted by a top Alabama news web site
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Blais has Omaha in college hockey heaven

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 22:24
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Koivu says Wild has found its identity

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 22:21
The captain attributed his team’s recent surge to players figuring out what they need to do to succeed.
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Skjei leaves Gophers early for tryout contract with N.Y. Rangers' affiliate

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 22:15
The U defenseman gave up his final college season to pursue his NHL dream.
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Dubnyk's dominance with Wild put him in NHL's MVP race

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 22:15
Teammates and coach agree, his play saved the Wild’s season.
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Vonn returns home after showing the world she hasn't gone away

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 21:56
Skier keeps the comebacks coming, returning to her home state as a champion
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Wiggins scores 25 but rest of Wolves shut down by Toronto

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 21:41
Andrew Wiggins led the Timberwolves for the 23rd time this season, scoring 25 points. But down by more than 30 in the second half, the Wolves crumbled against the Raptors.
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Twins pitching staff set, but questions remain

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 20:41
Caleb Thielbar’s demotion gave the Twins 12 pitchers.
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DE Caesar Rayford says he's joining Vikings

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 17:39
Free agent defensive end Caesar Rayford announced on Facebook that he is joining the Vikings, though if Rayford has indeed signed, it has yet to pop up on the NFL’s official transaction wire. After spending the 2014 season in the Arena Football League and the Canadian Football League, Rayford, 29, was one of 105 players invited to the NFL’s inaugural veteran’s combine last month. Rayford, who is listed at 6-foot-7 and 285 pounds, went undrafted out of Washington in 2008. He played in the CFL and AFL before signing with the Colts in 2013. He ended up playing for the Cowboys that season and made five tackles in 144 defensive snaps over seven games. After he was cut by the Cowboys following the 2014 preseason, Rayford had stints with the Jacksonville Sharks of the AFL and the Calgary Stampeders and Montreal Alouettes of the CFL. We’ll let you know if the Rayford move becomes official. After all, today is April Fools’ Day.
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TFD: Romo restructures deal, creates room if Cowboys want to trade for Adrian Peterson

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 16:15
Initial reports Wednesday that Cowboys QB Tony Romo had restructured his contract to clear cap space seemed like an April Fools’ joke. But as more outlets reported it, the skepticism gave way to serious speculation. Per reports on Pro Football Talk, among others including the Dallas Morning News, the reworking of Romo’s deal frees up $12.8 million in cap space for Dallas in 2015. Almost too conveniently, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson — rumored to be sought by Dallas and known to be unhappy with Minnesota — is set to earn a salary of $12.75 million next season. This could just be a coincidence, as Dallas was hard up against the cap before and might have needed help from Romo — who isn’t taking a pay cut, just moving money around — just to sign draft picks and other lesser free agents. But even the Dallas Morning News makes the Peterson connection: “The Cowboys haven’t pursued a trade for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, but if that were to present itself, they now have more salary cap space to work with after the Romo restructure. A source close to Peterson has said the running back won’t take a pay cut to change teams.” Will the dots connect? We’ll see. But deferring money with Romo is a sign Dallas is gearing up for a short-term run at a title, and those who argued the Cowboys didn’t have the cap space to do a deal for Peterson will have to come up with another reason it won’t happen.
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Vikings add veteran quarterback Mike Kafka

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 16:12
The Vikings have signed free agent quarterback Mike Kafka, per his agent, Mike McCartney. Kafka, who has not thrown an NFL pass since 2011, spent last season with the Buccaneers. The 27-year-old was a fourth-round pick of the Eagles in 2010. He has spent time with four NFL teams, including the Patriots and Jaguars. His only regular-season action came in 2011, when he completed 11 of 16 attempts for 107 yards with two interceptions over four games with the Eagles. Kafka is from Chicago and played his college ball at Northwestern. He is 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds. The Vikings had just three other quarterbacks on the roster in Teddy Bridgewater, Shaun Hill and Pat Devlin. Kafka will be a fourth, and the team is expected to add a rookie during or after the draft.
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Nate Prosser's return to practice gives deep Wild one more body; Yeo talks lineup decisions

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 15:59
The Wild finally resumes its five-game homestand Thursday against the Rangers.
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