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  • Stars' Peverley collapses on bench; game vs. Blue Jackets called off
    Rich Peverley underwent a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat six months ago after a physical revealed the condition at the start of training camp. The Dallas Stars' forward missed a game last week with a recurrence of the problem. But his biggest scare came Monday night.March 11, 2014
  • Greyhound bus service coming to Union Depot
    Starting Tuesday, seven Greyhound buses a day will stop at Union Depot, including two express buses that offer non-stop service to other cities.March 10, 2014
  • Assessing playoff chances for Minnesota teams
    The Minnesota Wild lost to St. Louis in a shootout Sunday night by a score of 3-2. The Minnesota Timberwolves lost at home to Toronto 111-104. And the University of Minnesota Gopher men's basketball team beat Penn State 81-63. The Gopher women's basketball team won just one game in its conference tournament. As the regular seasons wind down, our local hockey and basketball teams are all looking to secure a spot in the post season. Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune.March 10, 2014
  • Agent: Jared Allen looking forward to free agency
    Jared Allen is plunging into free agency for the first time in his career. He's made two things abundantly clear: Allen is not interested in signing a bargain deal to be a situational pass rusher, and the Minnesota Vikings aren't out of the running to retain his services.March 9, 2014
  • AP Source: Cassel to re-sign with Vikings
    Cassel went 3-3 in his six starts for the Vikings last year and was on the field at the end of the game for all five of the team's victories. Cassel opted out of the final year of his deal in February.March 7, 2014
  • This weekend: I-35E to close south of Little Canada
    The closure will last until 5 a.m. Monday, March 10. Traffic will be diverted to I-94 on the south end of the closure and I-694 on its northern end.March 7, 2014
  • Trades bolster Minnesota Wild with playoffs on the horizon
    The Minnesota Wild will be in Dallas tomorrow to play the Stars. The Wild have won five games in a row and acquired some new players this week. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the team.March 7, 2014
  • Why would you snowskate?
    Alan Gerlach has been snowskating since about 2001, just a few years after the invention of the snowskate, which looks like a hybrid between a skateboard and snowboard.March 7, 2014
  • Appetites: Winter markets offer farms' bounty beyond the growing season
    You might think that, with snow on the ground, farmers markets would be scarce this time of year. But local food, and markets that sell it, are not limited to the growing season.March 5, 2014
  • High school hockey boosters crying to the bank
    The upper crust of the hockey world is clutching beads because many of the "elite" players have left the state in the rear view mirror to play hockey elsewhere, apparently leaving the state's high school hockey tournament full of teams with merely really good hockey players.March 5, 2014
  • Former champion retains Iditarod race lead
    Four-time champion Martin Buser is holding on to his lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.March 4, 2014
  • New leader vows to modernize Minnesota state parks
    Taking over the job of overseeing 76 state parks and thousands of miles of state trails will be Erika Rivers. Rivers comes from inside the DNR, where she's currently an assistant commissioner.March 4, 2014
  • Photo: Metrodome is disappearing fast
    Now that the "ring beam" is gone, the demolition of the Metrodome looks like is has slipped into high gear. At the rate they're going there may be not much more than a hole in the ground by St. Patrick's Day.March 3, 2014
  • Twins' Miguel Sano set for season-ending surgery
    Star Tribune digital sports editor Howard Sinker offers perspective on Twins prospect Miguel Sano, who will miss the regular season because he needs surgery on his throwing arm.March 3, 2014
  • Party atmosphere marks Iditarod's ceremonial start
    Sixty-nine mushers and their teams of 16 dogs each inundated Alaska's largest city for the annual ceremonial start of the race in a fan-friendly atmosphere. The real race starts Sunday, 50 miles north of Anchorage.March 1, 2014

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