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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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Police obtain 'valuable information' in search for missing 6-year-old Elle Ragin

The 6-year-old is still missing following the death of her mother by suicide.

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Fatal crash involving 18-year-old in western Minnesota

The 18-year-old was not wearing a seatbelt, the State Patrol said.

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2 women stabbed during parking lot brawl in St. Cloud

Police are searching for another woman in connection with the attack.

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One killed in St. Paul house fire

Two firefighters were injured as they battled the blaze.

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Minneapolis: Stop calling 911 for fireworks noise complaints

The city wants people to submit complaints online instead.

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What's open and closed in Minnesota on the Fourth of July

Grocery stores are open, though some have limited hours.

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18-year-old killed by exploding firework in Brooklyn Park

Police arrived at the scene to see the victim's friend performing CPR.

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Boy found in Brooklyn Park is reunited with parents

The boy was found shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday.

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1 dead, 1 arrested after shooting involving teens in Duluth

A 17-year-old was arrested around 1:45 a.m. Sunday. Neither the victim nor the suspect has been identified.

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NASCAR driver joins MN boy in reclaiming 'Let's go Brandon' slogan

Brandon Brundidge gained recognition when his mother shared the story of how he found inspiration in "Let's go Brandon" signs.

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White supremacist propaganda flyers distributed in Cottage Grove

The department said the flyers have been left in driveways throughout the city.

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