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Side game helps MSU Moorhead QB Hodge hone craft PressPass

Moorhead The old adage “practice makes perfect” might not always hold true. But Minnesota State Moorhead’s head football coach can’t help but notice the change in sophomore quarterback Jake Hodge’s practice habits and how it has coincided with improved play.

Blocked field goal in final seconds stymies MSUM's comeback attempt PressPass

MOORHEAD – Minnesota State Moorhead coach Steve Laqua admitted he needed a moment to catch his breath after the completion of Saturday’s game. The Dragons nearly rallied from a 15-point deficit with just over five minutes to go.


Ex-Bison pitcher Wagner fitting into role nicely with Toronto Blue Jays PressPass

Fargo For someone whose career is built on his fastball, Neil Wagner’s long, winding path to becoming the first and only ex-North Dakota State player to play in Major League Baseball was anything but fast.


UND grad rides three years of big changes into WSOP main event PressPass

Fargo - In three years, the ease of hopping on the Internet to play online poker has shifted to the burden of hopping onto an airplane.


Star power: 20 years after final game in Minnesota, memories of North Stars haven't faded PressPass

Fargo - It was an atmosphere unlike anything that Lou Nanne has seen – before or since – in his long career in hockey.


Plenty of factors can be blamed for North Stars' departure PressPass

Fargo - Former Minnesota North Stars player Jim Archibald admits that it’s “mind-boggling” to think that a professional hockey team couldn’t survive in the “State of Hockey.”


Twins looking to develop their own ace PressPass

Fargo To see the impact an ace can have on a pitching staff, Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan won’t need to look beyond his own division this season.


Longtime Spuds coach Quenette dead at age 79 PressPass

MOORHEAD – Bill Quenette played for and coached with many of the big names to walk the football fields and basketball courts in Moorhead. And when his career was finished, he had built a reputation unlike any other.


Wild's Cullen feels sense of urgency to start fast in a shortened season PressPass

Fargo - The National Hockey League season doesn’t even start until Saturday. Yet players like Minnesota Wild center Matt Cullen are already feeling a sense of urgency.


Ex-Spuds standout Jason Blake hopes NHL career isn't over yet PressPass

Fargo - At 39 years old, Jason Blake has spent much of the offseason looking back on a National Hockey League career that has spanned 13 seasons.


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Goethe: FCS Dakota schools left their impression on Brewster era PressPass

North and South Dakotans should feel just a little guilty. After all, didn’t their institutions of higher learning have a little something to do with the dismissal of University of Minnesota head football coach Tim Brewster on Sunday?


Goethe: Gardy deserves to be more than bridesmaid PressPass

With the Chicago White Sox rumored to be in discussions with the Los Angeles Dodgers about a trade for Manny Ramirez, you can’t blame fans of the first-place Minnesota Twins for being concerned about their team’s 3½-game lead in the AL Central.


Goethe: Butera is just latest example of ‘Twins Way’ PressPass

Drew Butera is following in the footsteps of Nick Punto. You either like Butera, or you hate him. There’s no middle ground.


Goethe: Twins shouldn’t deal for talent until they recover PressPass

The Cliff Lee sweepstakes is over, and it didn’t go exactly according to plan for Minnesota Twins fans.

Goethe: LeBron's call makes NBA look like WWE PressPass

LeBron James is going to Miami. And in the course of one hour of made-for-TV drama, he went from famous to infamous in millions of households across the country.


Goethe: Bettman should stick to Olympics in 2014 PressPass

Whether Canada or the United States won in the men’s hockey final Sunday, the biggest winner at these Olympic Games is the sport of hockey as a whole.


Goethe: UM’s White presents dilemma for school PressPass

College athletics is rife with fine lines and gray areas. It’s a business – as the Bowl Championship Series proves – that’s as much about money as it is about helping young student-athletes develop the life skills they need after they graduate.


Goethe: Area sports fans have many things to be thankful for PressPass

Something about Thanksgiving this year brought out the cynic in me. I guess having to go to work on a holiday will do that to even the most wide-eyed of sports fans.


Goethe: Garnett, Wolves have turned page PressPass

Not to anyone’s surprise, the Minnesota Timberwolves are off to a pretty rough start. A buzzer-beating victory in their season opener against New Jersey has been followed by a losing streak that reached 10 games Saturday.


Goethe: Like him or not, Twins GM keeps active PressPass

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Minnesota Twins general manager Bill Smith, it’s that he’s not trigger-shy.