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  • Seattle Seahawks crush Denver Broncos for 1st Super Bowl win
    The Seahawks won their first Super Bowl title Sunday night in overpowering fashion, punishing Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-8. That relentless defense, the NFL's stingiest, never let the five-time MVP get going, disarming the highest-scoring offense in league history.February 2, 2014
  • Photos: Seattle wins 1st Super Bowl title
    Peyton Manning couldn't cap the greatest season any NFL quarterback ever had or secure his legacy as the best QB in history because his Denver Broncos came down with a case of the yips Sunday night. They lost to Seattle in the Super Bowl 43-8 by falling behind right from the start and never recovering.February 2, 2014
  • As Super Bowl shows, nothing slows powerful NFL
    No matter what potential problems could come along -- from a groundswell of concern, not to mention court cases, about concussions; to a headlines-generating hazing scandal; to a prominent player charged with murder; to officiating errors -- everything seems to work out for the country's most popular sport.February 2, 2014
  • Family, community help Diggins in quest for gold
    The 22-year-old Diggins is the youngest skier on the U.S. cross-country women's team.February 2, 2014
  • At the Metrodome, they literally blew the roof off the dump this morning
    Another step in the Metrodome's demolition took place early Sunday.February 2, 2014
  • Photos: Stupor Bowl race rides through Minneapolis
    Stupor Bowl, a guerrilla bicycle race run on city streets, made its 17th run through Minneapolis on Saturday. 366 racers met at a bicycle shop shortly before the race began to find out the starting point and race route. Racers could visit the 18 checkpoints -- including bike shops, bars and parks -- in any order they chose. The race is fueled by camaraderie -- and beer.February 2, 2014
  • 5 things to know heading into Super Bowl Sunday
    Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. EST on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., the first Super Bowl held outdoors at a cold-weather site.February 2, 2014
  • Extremely loud and incredibly close: Fans risk hearing loss
    With the battle among fans to be the loudest crowd getting almost as competitive as the NFL itself, hearing experts say it's time for a serious conversation about the damage caused by crowd noise.February 1, 2014
  • Photos: Learning to ski the Minne-Loppet way
    Over the past decade the Minne-Loppet Foundation has helped teach more than 3,000 north Minneapolis elementary students how to ski.January 31, 2014
  • Another tough year for Gopher women's basketball
    Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer and Star Tribune digital sports editor Howard Sinker discuss the university of Minnesota Women's basketball team, which is struggling again this season.January 31, 2014
  • 'Regular guys' from northern Minnesota hope for curling gold in Sochi
    The team navigated a tough field at the U.S. Trials in Fargo in November. Then they won five straight matches at a tournament in Germany to qualify for the Olympics. The team is hoping to come back from a disastrous performance in 2010 games, which they think actually fueled growth in the sport's popularity.January 30, 2014
  • Como Zoo seeking state money to replace Depression-era sea lion exhibit
    The overhaul would take about a year and a half to design and another 18 months to build once the zoo obtains funding. It would tear out the existing outdoor display and replace it with a pair of salt water pools for sea lions that would be open year round.January 30, 2014
  • How to help fussy kids discover new cuisines
    It's cold and money might be tight. Still, you can take your family on a global culinary adventure that won't break the bank.January 29, 2014
  • Ex-Mankato football coach finalist for Minot job
    Todd Hoffner, former head coach of at Minnesota State University, Mankato is one of three finalists for the head football coach position at Minot State University.January 29, 2014
  • Why some athletes' families will sit out Sochi
    Families of athletes normally make a pilgrimage to see the Olympics, but this year is different: The trip is more costly than previous games and, for many, more nerve-wracking.January 29, 2014

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