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Bringin' It: Friday's Top 5 Minn. sports storylines

Need a quick Friday fix of the sports stories everyone is talking about? You've come to the right place. Plus, we'll leave you with a tune to sing all day long.
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TGIF! That important declaration out of the way, here's what's happening:

1) Gophers' forward Trevor Mbakwe has been granted a sixth year of eligibility. While Mbakwe tweeted last night that he had "nothing to report," the University of Minnesota made it official this morning.

2)Tough one for Bucky Badger last night, as they lost at the buzzer to Syracuse in the NCAA Sweet 16. The Gophers are still playing, though.

3) Hopkins' run as 4A prep basketball champion is over. Osseo ousted the champs in triple overtime last night in the state tournament. They'll take on Lakeville North for the title.

4) A thriller in St. Paul last night, as the Wild erased a 2-0 Calgary Flames lead and won the game in a shootout on a Devin Setoguchi goal. Josh Harding stopped 27 shots and all four Calgary shots in the shootout to hand the Flames their fourth straight defeat.

5) And have you heard the Timberwolves sing Britney Spears' "....Baby, One More Time?" If not, you're just not livin' right. Let's fix that right now:

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Licensed physician Ken Jeong to do standup in MN this September

The licensed physician will take the stage at Treasure Island Resort and Casino on Sept. 30.

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Osseo PD says officer did not pursue suspect who caused fatal crash

The crash happened in Brooklyn Park early Sunday morning.

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Suspect arrested after 3 family members stabbed in Albert Lea

The three victims are related, according to police.

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Evidence that omicron strains BA.4 and BA.5 are in Minnesota

The European CDC has warned of a possible significant summer surge fueled by the omicron subvariants.

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Hastings man charged for driving drunk with 2-year-old in vehicle

Matthew Quade's BAC was almost five times over the legal limit when police pulled him over last week.

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Arrest made after person shot at Hopkins apartment building

Police say this was an isolated incident and that the victim and suspect knew each other.

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BA.2.12.1 omicron subvariant quickly becoming dominant in MN

Experts say the subvariant is more transmissible but there is not evidence to suggest it causes more severe disease.

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DFLer who was in labor during endorsement convention to run in primary

Maye Quade gave a speech while in active labor before she ultimately withdrew from the endorsing convention last month to give birth.

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Valleyfair opens this weekend, reveals full summer schedule of events

New fare includes walking tacos, hand-scooped ice cream and deep-fried pickles.

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