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St. Cloud: Former Johnnie WR on HOF ballot

For a third consecutive year a former St. John's star wide receiver is on the ballot to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Blake Elliott was a 3-time All-American wide receiver under legendary coach John Gagliardi. The Johnnies were a national power with Elliott from 2000-2003, including winning the Division III national championship in 2003.

– Read more from the St. Cloud

Mahnomen: Brothers trying to make golf history

Mahnomen-Waubun High School doesn't have a team title or individual boys golf state championship in its history, but that could change thanks to Blake and Nathaniel Kahlbaugh. Blake is three shots off the lead in the 1A tournament, just one shot ahead of Nathaniel. As a team, Mahnomen-Waubun sits in second place, just two strokes behind Mounds Park Academy. Check out all day one results here.

– Read more from DL-Online

Dilworth: Prep pitcher intimidates all the way to State

Tyler Madson, a senior pitcher, has Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton High School in the state baseball tournament for the first time in school history. No, he hasn't done it by himself, but he leads the team in hitting and has been an intimidating presence on the mound. Madson is 8-1 and has 81 strikeouts in just over 60 innings this season. The Rebels open 2A tournament play against Rochester Lourdes.

– Read more from the Fargo Forum

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Timberwolves Malik Beasley suspended 12 games for offseason incident

Beasley was sentenced to 120 days in jail earlier this month.

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Vikings fans should REALLY hope Russell Wilson doesn't go to the Bears

Wilson has a 6-0 record against Minnesota and could be on his way to the NFC North.

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Celebrated Minnesota musician Peter Ostroushko dies

Ostroushko, who learned his craft in the Ukrainian community of Northeast Minneapolis, had a versatile career including performances with popular artists and orchestras

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Costco will bump its minimum wage to $16 next week

The company, which has 12 stores in Minnesota, is pushing ahead of retailers Target and Amazon with its new minimum wage

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Gophers wildcat QB Seth Green announces decision to transfer

Green will have immediate eligibility as a graduate transfer.

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Minneapolis pays 3 times more than it receives in state funds, new report says

This report comes as state lawmakers are debating proposals opponents say would "bail out" the state's largest city.

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Coller: Is Kirk Cousins' contract extension helping or hurting the Vikings?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

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U of M gets $5M donation for new center to address racial inequality in healthcare

Using a donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the School of Public Health will work to address racial disparities in healthcare.

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