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Hot Mic with Dom Izzo: Honoring Moorhead's Larry Legend

The Hall of Fame broadcaster has been honored with the Sid Hartman Media Award

Longtime radio announcer Larry Knutson, who after nearly four decades of announce Moorhead athletic events, is slated to be inducted into the Minnesota Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.David Samson / The Forum
Longtime radio announcer Larry Knutson, who after nearly four decades of announce Moorhead athletic events, is slated to be inducted into the Minnesota Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.David Samson / The Forum
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It's time to salute a legend.

Last month, the National Football Foundation announced that Hall of Fame broadcaster Larry Knutson is this year's recepient of the Sid Hartman Media Award.

The broadcasting legend has called Concordia Cobbers and Moorhead Spuds games for over 40 years. Three generations of Moorhead residents have had Larry on the call, whether it was volleyball, basketball, football or hockey.

Knutson started calling Concordia sporting events in 1983. No one has called any Cobber games since then.

If there's been an important Moorhead sporting moment over the last 40 years, Larry has called it.

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The Spuds winning the state title at the Metrodome in 1987.

Concordia's women's basketball championship in 1988.

The infamous end of the St. Thomas - Cobber football game in 2016 where the Tommies scored the game winning touchdown in the final seconds.

Moorhead's outdoor hockey game in 2011 to too many Spud hockey section championships that you could count.

All by Larry. When Knutson found out he was going to receive this award, the weight of it got to the veteran broadcaster.

"My knees turned to jelly. Honestly. To think to have my name alongside (Sid Hartman), I can now call him my close personal friend." Knutson said.

Best thing about Larry, he's everyone's friend in Moorhead.

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WDAY's Dom Izzo alongside Minnesota Hall of Fame broadcaster Larry Knutson. (Photo submitted by Dom Izzo)

Opinion by Dom Izzo
Dom Izzo is the Sports Director at WDAY-TV. He began working for WDAY in 2006 as the weekend sports anchor and was promoted to Sports Director in 2010.
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