Skip to main content

Gov. Dayton shames TV network for not showing women's hockey game

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Gov. Mark Dayton went to Facebook Friday evening to congratulate the Gopher women's hockey team on their 3-2 victory over Wisconsin.

Then, the governor made a second post with a complaint.

Dayton says in the post that he tried all week to get the women's hockey games broadcast on local television stations. He says KSTP was willing to and WCCO tried. However, he says CBS Corporate in New York has the rights to broadcast, "but wouldn't relinquish them."

https://www.facebook.com/ussmbd/posts/1134002933279403?pnref=story

The Star Tribune says the rights are actually owned by Turner Broadcasting.

This isn't the first time the governor complained about the lack of game coverage. In 2014, Dayton also went to Facebook to express his frustrations viewing the women's hockey National Championship game.

https://www.facebook.com/ussmbd/posts/756226711057029

The Gophers play Boston College in the title game Sunday at 1 p.m. You can watch the game live online on the NCAA's website here.

Next Up

Semi into house near Sturgis, South Dakota

Semi drives into house near Sturgis, South Dakota

The force from the semi was so strong that the foundation of the house was moved.

ambulance

18-year-old from Zumbrota dies in Goodhue County crash

The crash happened in rural Goodhue County around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.

thomas beach, bde maka ska - lake calhoun

3 Minneapolis beaches closed due to E. coli contamination

No illnesses have been reported, according to the MPRB.

Hockeyland1

'Hockeyland' documentary debuting in Minnesota movie theaters

The documentary has received great reviews at numerous film festivals.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Former Minnesota Olympic runner accused of driving drunk in Eden Prairie crash

Police said the man's blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.

ATV

Man, 79, killed in ATV rollover near Faribault

The man was declared dead at the scene.

minneapolis police

Woman fighting for her life after shooting in Minneapolis

The woman was shot only about a half-hour after a 14-year-old suffered critical injuries in an apparent accidental discharge.

prior lake high school

Two students face discipline over racist messages at Prior Lake High School

Families and students were largely uncooperative with the investigation.

Sharon and Herb Vasser

Cause of Hopkins house explosion that killed couple revealed

Sharon and Herb Vassar were killed in the explosion. Herb built the home back in 1962.

Arrows on target

Charges: Minnesota camp counselor fired arrows at kids, injuring boy

An 8-year-old boy was shot in the arm with an arrow.

North Shore Mayor Chris Swanson.

Two Harbors votes overwhelmingly to recall Mayor Chris Swanson

The mayor had been scrutinized for several things leading up to the vote Tuesday.

Screen Shot 2022-08-10 at 8.43.50 AM

Suspected gunman at large after homicide near Albert Lea

The 32-year-old suspect was last seen in a 2004 white Ford F-150 with Minnesota license number EUZ-057.

Related