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Minnesota vs. Wisconsin: It's complicated

Posted at 6:20 AM on November 15, 2011 by Paul Tosto

Of course, there wasn't much doubt the Badgers would beat the Gophers Saturday in football. The weekend split in hockey between the two schools seemed predictable, too.

And tonight's football game at Green Bay between the Vikings and the Pack? We'll,let's just say the odds favor Wisconsin.

But that's OK. The two states have been angling for bragging rights for more than a century on sports, jobs, schools, pretty much everything that matters.

With the Vikings-Packers game tonight, we'll be digging into Minnesota-Wisconsin battles, churning some data and trying to have a little fun, too.

Join in and tell us: What's your favorite Minnesota-Wisconsin competition?


About Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.