Minnesotan helps Blues manhandle the Wild in St. Louis


A Minnesotan shined in St. Louis Thursday night, it just was not a member of the Wild. St. Louis trounced the Wild 5-1 Thursday night, sending the Wild to their ninth loss in their last 12 games.

T.J. Oshie had a hat trick for St. Louis. The Warroad native and Olympic hero was on his game on Thursday. He put the Blues on the scoreboard early in the first, then scored shorthanded in the closing seconds of the first to set the tone.

It was a second straight rough game for Darcy Kuemper, who was yanked from Wednesday's game after giving up three goals on 12 shots. Wild coach Mike Yeo was hoping for the young goalie to bounce back, but again he gave up five goals on 24 shots.

The Wild never threatened, the Blues built a 5-0 lead before Zach Parise finally got the Wild on the scoreboard midway through the third, despite outshooting their opponent for the second straight night.

But the worst part about the loss for the Wild had nothing to do with what happened in St. Louis. Phoenix beat New Jersey in a shootout so that means the Wild's lead for the top wild card spot is down to one.

Next Up

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 20

The 111 ICU patients is the fewest in Minnesota since there were 109 COVID patients in intensive care on Oct. 1.


Here's what Amy Klobuchar said at Joe Biden's inauguration

The Minnesota senator was one of the leader organizers of the inauguration.

covid-19, vaccine

All of this week's COVID vaccine pilot program appointments are filled

Nearly 6,000 Minnesotans who are 65 and older registered for appointments between noon Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

Lane kueng thao chauvin

Osterholm affidavit ahead of George Floyd trial warns of COVID worsening in March

Prosecutors want to delay the Chauvin trial due to a public health threat.

WCCO-AM's Sheletta Brundidge talks with Lil Nas X

830-WCCO host calls for Dave Lee's replacement to be person of color

WCCO-AM has not had a person of color as a weekday daytime host in its history.

Screen Shot 2021-01-20 at 8.57.50 AM

Harmful grass fly larvae found in shipment to International Falls

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials safeguarded the shipment until the threat could be mitigated.

Keith Ellison

Minnesota high schoolers will be reimbursed for canceled European trips

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced a settlement with the travel company Friday.

Donald Trump

Trump pardons Minnesota man convicted on drug charge in 1992

John Harold Wall was among the 143 people granted clemency in one of Trump's final acts as president.

Lyn 65

9 businesses in Richfield affected by strip-mall redevelopment plans

Affected businesses may be eligible for grants that would help keep them in Richfield.

CBP heater

More than $260K in fake heaters seized at Minnesota border

The 780 infrared zone heaters were found in a rail car bound for Ranier, Minnesota.

Ian Cole

Wild trade Greg Pateryn to Avalanche for Ian Cole

Cole won a pair of Stanley Cups in Pittsburgh and is a former first-round pick.