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Man attempting to become the first person with a disability to paddleboard across the Great Lakes

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Great Lakes are beautiful, but fierce -- ice-cold water, waves that crash into the shoreline, unpredictable storms. But one man is attempting to do something not done before: paddleboard across all five. His aim is to prove that his disability will not keep him from achieving his dream. When Mike Shoreman was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome in 2018, his heart sank. "After I received the diagnosis, I stood in an ENT doctor's office with my dad, and I remember I just had tears streaming down my face, and he said, 'Your paddleboarding's done, you're never going to paddleboard again.'" Ramsay...
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State officials take over investigation on underground explosion near U of M

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- State officials have taken the lead in the investigation into the underground explosion earlier this week that rumbled University Avenue near the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety issued a statement Saturday saying that the State Fire Marshal's Office is taking over the investigation, working with the Metropolitan Council and city officials in Minneapolis and St. Paul. While fire investigators believe the situation has stabilized, they promised to "remain vigilant."As of Saturday morning, there has been no additional evidence of gas odors or high levels of flammable materials in...
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Minnesota Aurora clinch division, set to host playoff game on July 13

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Minnesota Aurora FC are a lock for the USL W playoffs in their first season.While the club still has to face Green Bay twice more to end the season, there's no way the Glory can catch them in Heartland Division standings.This is because Green Bay played to a 3-3 draw Saturday against Chicago City SC. The Glory have 20 points in the standings, and even if they beat Aurora twice (for three points a win), they can't top Minnesota's 28 points. "This season has been incredible," said Aurora  head coach Nicole Lukic, in a statement. "Because of all the amazing support from the community, we have been able to provide great conditions for our players and bring in truly gifted athletes. We are so happy to be rewarding all of our fans with at least one playoff home game."  With the division title, the Aurora will host a first round playoff game on July 13 at TCO Stadium in Eagan. Their opponent has yet to be determined. Like other home games, it'll be streamed live on CBS News Minnesota. The Aurora have won their last nine games. Their only tie happened in their inaugural game against Green Bay. 

Suns sign Josh Okogie to one-year deal

The Phoenix Suns will add free agent Josh Okogie on a one-year contract, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The 23-year-old shooting guard became unrestricted this week when the Minnesota Timberwolves declined to give him a qualifying offer. He spent his first four NBA seasons in Minnesota after being selected with the 20th pick in the 2018 draft.

"Back with a bang:" Fourth of July festivities kick off in Ham Lake, Forest Lake

HAM LAKE, Minn. – After a few scaled back years due to the pandemic, many Fourth of July festivities are booming back across Minnesota. On Saturday, crowds packed Lions Park in Ham Lake for the annual Freedom Festival."We enjoy coming every year. The food is good, always activities," Carol Fortuna said.The Fortunas have been living in Ham Lake for 19 years and said the annual festival is something the entire community looks forward to."It is a tradition here in Ham Lake for all our community to get together to spend time with our neighbors, get to enjoy our freedoms," said...

Coon Rapids celebrates July 4

July 4th celebrations are underway across the Twin Cities and in Coon Rapids, they went big on Saturday with trucks, a car show and live music. Photojournalist Vanshay Murdoch headed out to capture the celebrations.

Minnesota Aurora FC punches ticket to postseason

EAGAN, Minn. — The unbeaten Minnesota Aurora FC punched its ticket to the postseason by clinching the Heartland Division title on Saturday. The Green Bay Glory needed wins in each of their final three matches to catch Minnesota (9-0-1), so the Glory's tie with Chicago City SC on Saturday sealed the Aurora's first division title in their inaugural season.

Miranda, Twins rally again in bottom of 9th, beat Orioles

Jorge Polanco hit a tying homer and Jose Miranda delivered a game-ending single as the Minnesota Twins again rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3. A day after Byron Buxton hit a two-run homer in the ninth off Jorge López...
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SB Nation Reacts Results: Positivity from Vikings fans as camp nears

The results from our latest round of SB Nation Reacts questions are in, and it appears that fans of the Minnesota Vikings are experiencing something that isn’t completely unheard of at this time of year. Positivity. We had two questions for our readers last time around, with the results...

Vikings Offensive Pairing faces Age Concerns ahead of 2022

The Minnesota Vikings are a relatively young team in the grand scheme of things. They sprinkled youth around in positions of need in the 2022 NFL Draft, including Andrew Booth and Lewis Cine on the defensive side of the ball. At the top of the roster, many players sit on the wrong side of 30.

Gophers Faber, excited for a chance to play on the Wild

The Minnesota Wilds recent trade with the L.A. Kings sent over Kevin Fiala, but brought in Minnesota Gopher defenseman, Brock Faber. Faber is a Maple Grove Minnesota native, and is currently a Junior captain of the Gophers. Faber claimed that having a chance to play for the home town team is a true honor.
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USC trap team on target at State

The United South Central trap shooting team ended their season on a high note with a 12th-place finish in the 40-team field of the Minnesota State High School League Clay Target Championship held at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake on June 24. The State competition was won by...