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Pressroom Podcast: On assignment in Chicago

Duluth News Tribune sports reporter Matt Wellens (from left), multimedia reporter Samantha Erkkila, sports reporter Jon Nowacki, and photographer Clint Austin hit the road to Chicago to cover the NCAA men's Frozen Four. (News Tribune staff)1 / 2
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Last week, the Duluth News Tribune sent a crew of four to cover the NCAA Frozen Four at United Center in Chicago to cover the University of Minnesota Duluth men's hockey team’s run at a national championship.

Even though the hometown team lost, the college hockey action did not disappoint last week. From the practices, to the fan events, to the emotional post-game interviews, sports reporters Matt Wellens and Jon Nowacki, photographer Clint Austin and multimedia reporter Samantha Erkkila were there for it all.

Hear what goes on behind the scenes when covering college hockey’s biggest event and what the future of the Bulldogs team looks like for next season. The DNT crew also highlights their favorite hockey-related experience and their favorite Chicago tourist experiences from their six-day assignment on the road.

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