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Star Tribune legend Sid Hartman dies at age of 100

He had the most glittering sports journalism career in Minnesota history.
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Minnesota's legendary sports journalist Sid Hartman has died at the age of 100.

The news was broken by Sid's son, WCCO-AM host Chad, who tweeted: "My father’s extraordinary and resilient life has come to a peaceful conclusion surrounded by his family."

Born in 1920, Hartman's first column in the Minneapolis Star Tribune was published Sept. 11, 1945. He didn't stop writing from then on, and also spent approximately four decades as a voice on AM 830 WCCO radio. 

During his time at the newspaper, he wrote more than 20,000 columns and interviewed the great and the good of the sporting world.

Such was his status, he was famously able to snag an interview with Prince at Super Bowl XLI in Miami.

His latest and last column was published Sunday morning, you can read it here.

In its own tribute, the Star Tribune described his life as a "rags-to-riches story unlike any his hometown has seen, working his way from the very bottom of the newspaper industry to one of the most influential and popular figures ever to use a typewriter, and later computer, for his livelihood."

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