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Scott Rall: Turkey hunting in Minnesota is getting easier to do It is really hard to think about spring turkey hunting when there is ice everywhere and three feet of snow on the level.
Hit the slopes! Minnesota boasts numerous skiing options Of course, Minnesota isn't necessarily considered a downhill skiing mecca; but for what it's worth, there's a ski option within driving distance virtually anywhere you live in the state.
Worst sports brawl: 1972 Minnesota-Ohio State basketball Ohio State at Minnesota basketball. On January 25, 1972 - 47 years ago Saturday - the Gophers ignited one of the worst displays of sportsmanship ever. Footage of the events is available but quite rustic. The game made immediate national news, but people consumed that news through newspapers.
Midseason Reflection: The Minnesota Wild's Biggest Disappointments at the All-Star Break After jumping out to a quick 3-0 lead and with the Wild looking to coast into their fifth win of the season, Dallas went off for six unanswered goals that began in the final minute of the second period. It was easily the worst defeat of the young season.
Flashback Friday: Better Late Than Never Now with the home fans in their corner and starting to get wild, Mikko Koivu said "I'll join this show, boys." He capitalized off a nice defensive play from Ryan Suter to force a Dallas turnover, skated to his left and fired a shot from an almost impossible angle near the baseline.
Minnesota Gophers football pulls Phillip Howard back in from portal Now, it's Phillip Howard's turn to pull his name out of the transfer database as the Minneapolis Star-Tribune has reported that the cornerback will remain a part of the Minnesota Gophers football team. Howard had first entered the portal earlier this month.
Red Wings Fan Tosses Dead Octopus on to Xcel Energy Center Ice The eight legs of the cephalopod represent the eight games it takes to win the Stanley Cup. At the Wild vs Red Wings game at the Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday January 22nd, a Detroit fan smuggled two dead octopuses into the stadium to hurl onto the ice at a later time.
Five All-Star Games, five unique experiences for Wild forward Eric Staal "But you're always trying to do better." Staal's appearance in Saturday's game in Saint Louis comes during a season where he cleared 1,200 games and 1,000 points on a probable path to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Wild's Eric Staal making NHL All-Star Weekend a family affair "That was fun to have with my wife and my kids there." That moment served as a fitting precursor to All-Star Weekend, giving the Staal family a taste of what's sure to be a special couple of days to follow. "It's going to be fun to enjoy it with my family," Staal said.
Minnesota Wild Honors Memory Of 9-Year-Old Killed In Farming Accident The Minnesota Wild team is honoring the life and memory of a young hockey player who died in northern Minnesota.
No new chronic wasting disease cases found in north-central Minnesota In total, 12,618 hunter-harvested deer were tested in the southeast disease management and control zones, 3,965 in the north-central disease management zone and 536 in the central surveillance area. This was the third year of sampling in the north-central area, after the discovery of CWD in a deer farm in Crow Wing County near Brainerd.
NHL Rumors: Wild, Maple Leafs, Penguins, Blackhawks, More In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is news on the Toronto Maple Leafs and their continued search to improve their defense, this time leading them to conversations with the Minnesota Wild. Also with the Wild, it sounds like the Pittsburgh Penguins are calling, but on who?
At Minnesota, Bison help restore a threatened ecosystem: BTN LiveBIG A herd of bison are at the heart of a University of Minnesota program that aims to reduce wildfire severity and preserve diverse oak savannas.
Madison Packer joins the Hockey Wilderness staff My name is Madison Packer. I am a former Wisconsin Badger, and current member of the Metropolitan Riveters in the National Women's Hockey League. I grew up in the outskirts of Detroit, Michigan playing hockey for Detroit Little Caesars.
Midseason Reflection: Finding the Minnesota Wild's Bright Spots at the All-Star Break Zone Coverage's Joe Bouley breaks down the most encouraging aspects of the Minnesota Wild's season as the team heads into the All-Star break.
NHL Rumours: Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild Read on to learn about the Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, and Minnesota Wild. Rumour: According to Elliotte Friedman's 31 Thoughts podcast, the Leafs have been getting calls about their pending unrestricted free agent defencemen - including Cody Ceci.
Playoff push or sell mode? Where the Wild stand at the All-Star break Minnesota has nine days off before a February push that leads to the trade deadline.
Minnesota Wild's Matt Dumba, good dude, helps stalled driver on freezing night Winter’s hard in Minnesota. But it’s reassuring to know that there’s a little someone out there watching over us….
Weekend Best Bets: Jan. 24-26 What: Saint Paul Winter CarnivalWhen: Jan. 23-Feb. 2 Where: Rice Park, Saint Paul. Saint Paul's annual stretch of wintry fun in Rice Park-with kids' activities, on-stage entertainment, multiple ice bars and parades, and contests for ice carving, hotdish making, and snow sculpting -expands across the street this year, to Landmark Plaza.
Weekly Minnesota DNR update Turkey hunting in Mille Lacs, Carlos Avery or Whitewater WMA? Are you a firearms turkey hunter age 18 and older who wants to hunt in Mille Lacs, Carlos Avery or Whitewater wildlife management areas during A through C s…
Wild enters nine-day break with 4-2 win over Detroit The Wild's outlook going into the NHL All-Star break and ensuing bye week already was decided before the team played one more time ahead of a nine-day hiatus. Trailing the playoff pace in the Western Conference through 50 games, the Wild has plenty of work to do to close that gap once its season resumes Feb.
Eric Staal, Mats Zuccarello Lead Wild Past Red Wings 4-2 - Eric Staal and Mats Zuccarello each had a goal and assist, and Devan Dubnyk stopped 25 shots as the Minnesota Wild beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Wednesday night. eval; Jordan Greenway and Jason Zucker also scored for Minnesota, which enters the All-Star break with three wins in four games.
Staal, Zuccarello Lead Wild Past Red Wings 4-2 - Eric Staal and Mats Zuccarello each had a goal and assist, and Devan Dubnyk stopped 25 shots as the Minnesota Wild beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Wednesday night. Jordan Greenway and Jason Zucker also scored for Minnesota, which enters the All-Star break with three wins in four games.
Recap: Wild take down Red Wings in final game before All-Star break It was preached by the team, Bruce Boudreau, and many in the media that the Wild needed to go into the All-Star break strong with a win against the Detroit Red Wings, the worst team in the NHL. They simply could not afford a loss at this point in the season to a team like the Red Wings if they wanted any sniff at the playoffs.
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