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Austin: Rochester goalie dominates en route to NAHL title

In his fifth and final year playing in the North American Hockey League, goaltender Brock Kautz was nearly invincible between the pipes as he led the Minnesota Wildnerness to a pair of victories over the Austin Bruins to win the NAHL national championship. Kautz made 47 saves in Game 1 – which took four overtimes to complete – and he posted a shutout in Game 2.

– Read more from the Post Bulletin

St. Cloud: Top-ranked Huskies ousted from NCAA Tourney

Henderson State University had St. Cloud State's number in the Central Region of the NCAA baseball tournament. HSU upset the No. 1-ranked Huskies in the opening round of the regional and ended their season Sunday night with a walk-off single in the tenth inning. SCSU finishes the season with a record of 54-5, and missed the Division II College World Series by just one game.

– Read more from the St. Cloud Times

Mankato: Local man on the leaderboard at U.S. bowling championship

From Mankato East High School to the Nebraska Cornhuskers bowling team and all the way to Texas for a shot at some prize money in a national bowling tournament, Mankato native Chad Oachs has a great chance to finish in the top three thanks to 17 consecutive strikes and his 28th career 300.

– Read more from the Mankato Free Press

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Wild flip the script, dominate Blackhawks

Ryan Hartman scored twice to earn the first game of a back-to-back.

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Hopkins suffers rare loss to No. 1 ranked Sidwell Friends

The Royals held their own in a battle of the nation's best.

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Charges: 2 teens responsible for violent carjacking spree across Twin Cities

They face a combined 31 felony counts, all tied to carjackings and related crimes.

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MN rep. says he was 'assaulted' at activist group's public meeting

The Republican said a man grabbed his arms and yanked him from the room.

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What were the 'bizarre things' seen in Minnesota's sky?

The mysterious streaks were not UFOs and they weren't pieces of an asteroid.

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Booming noises in the night could be frost quakes

The loud sounds are most likely to happen during the middle of the night.

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Free COVID testing site to open in St. Paul for 3 weeks

The federal testing site comes as demand for testing remains high.

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MN TikToker accused of faking federal agent life pleads guilty

He told his 10,000 followers he was a Homeland Security agent — authorities say it was a lie.

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Report: Vikings request second interview with 2 GM candidates

Ryan Poles of the Chiefs and Kwesi Adofo-Mensah of the Browns.

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Hopkins takes on No. 1 team in the country on ESPNU Friday

The game will feature a pair of top recruits in the Class of 2022.

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Educators in Minneapolis, St. Paul could strike amid contract negotiations

Teachers and support staff are demanding smaller class sizes, mental health support and better pay.

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