Wild to honor North Stars

The Wild will honor the North Stars March 29 during their home game against Florida. The team says more than 30 former North Stars will be there, including Neal Broten, Gordie Roberts and J.P. Parise.
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The Wild will honor the North Stars March 29 during their home game against Florida. The team says more than 30 former North Stars will be there, including Neal Broten, Gordie Roberts and J.P. Parise.

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