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February 24, 2018


Entitlement era of high school sports claims another very surprising victim
I have come to the conclusion that parents are ruining high school sports.
I don't make that judgement lightly or without considering all options.
But when parents pour countless hours and thousands of dollars into their kids' athletic careers, they expect immediate return on their investment.
And when they aren't getting return on that investment, they complain - loudly - not directly to the coach, but to those in positions higher than the coach.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Local workers are part of the team hosting Super Bowl LII
Even without the Vikings playing in the game, there is still plenty of excitement throughout the state about the Super Bowl, which will be played in Minneapolis for just the second time.
The efforts to put together the team behind the scenes was underway long before the Vikings found themselves one win away from playing in the game.
For the host committee, the weekend will see years of work come to fruition.
And for a handful of locals, they'll be able to say they were part of the team that made the Super Bowl a success.
Months ago, a statewide call for volunteers went out to be part of "Crew 52."

Wednesday, January 31, 2018






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