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The Russians move into a Crimea that should have stayed Russian with its majority Russian population. Republican war drums begin to roll as they accuse President Barack Obama of not getting tough. I am sure they will be in the front rank as we march on to the Kremlin. After all, Napoleon and Hitler demonstrated how simple it is to attack Russia. Sen.
TODAY'S EVENTS Baseball MAJOR LEAGUES Spring Training Boston at Twins (Fort Myers, Fla.), 12:05 p.m. (FSN, WMOZ-FM 106.9) Brewers at San Diego (Peoria, Ariz.), 3:05 p.m. COLLEGE MEN Minnesota Duluth vs. Ohio Dominican (Lakeland, Fla.), 9:30 a.m. (2) St. Scholastica vs. Hilbert (Ft. Pierce, Fla.), 11 a.m. Basketball NBA Bucks at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. (FSN-Wis.) Golf PGA Valspar Championship (Palm Harbor, Fla.), 2 p.m. (Golf Channel) Hockey NHL N.Y. Rangers at Wild, 7 p.m.
BOYS BASKETBALL MINNESOTA STATE TOURNAMENT CLASS AAAA At Target Center, Minneapolis Wednesday's Quarterfinal Results Hopkins 70, Tartan 58 Shakopee 54, Osseo 51 Lakeville North 59, Buffalo 47 Cretin-Derham Hall 69, St. Francis 53 Today's Semifinals Hopkins (29-1) vs. Shakopee (23-6), 6 p.m. Lakeville North (25-5) vs. Cretin-Derham Hall (24-6), 8 p.m. Saturday's Games Championship Semifinal winners, 8 p.m. Third Place At Concordia-St.
Superior's Aaron Miller helped the Duluth All-Stars complete a St. Luke's Orthopedics & Sports Medicine All-Star Hockey Series sweep over the Iron Range with a 6-3 victory Wednesday night at the IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids. Miller, a senior, scored twice and assisted on another goal as he was named series MVP after scoring four goals in the two games. Duluth won 3-1 on Tuesday. Goalies Jace Thomas of Hermantown and Zack Strom of Cloquet-Esko-Carlton made 13 and 14 saves, respectively, to keep the Iron Range in check.
St. Scholastica allowed three runs in the top of seventh inning to lose to Wheaton 4-1 on Wednesday in a nonconference game in Clermont, Fla. The Saints' only run was unearned when Tiff Hudack scored on an error in the bottom of the fifth inning. Chrisi Mizera pitched a complete game, allowing 11 hits and striking out 11 for St. Scholastica (3-4). Christina Sandstedt hit a two-RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to give Wheaton the lead. Pitcher Abby Butler pitched six innings, allowed seven hits and struck out four.
Seven members of the Minnesota Duluth women's indoor track and field team and three members of the men's team will compete in the NCAA Division II Championships on Friday and Saturday in Winston-Salem, N.C. Freshman Samantha Rivard, an All-American in cross country, will compete in the mile (ranked fourth in Division II), 3,000 meters (ranked sixth) and in the distance medley relay with juniors Amelia Maher and Victoria Zoller and sophomore Hannah Olson.
Defensive tackle Linval Joseph signed a five-year, $31.5 million deal with the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday. Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn was visiting the team and considered likely to sign the seventh-round pick in 2009 who has played his entire NFL career with the Carolina Panthers. Munnerlyn also met with Washington. Joseph, 25, leaves the New York Giants as a a high-energy run stopper who can beat blockers in one-on-one situations.
Minnesota Duluth scored six runs in the bottom of the ninth, but the Bulldogs fell to nonconference opponent Northwood 10-8 in their season opener in Auburndale, Fla. Cody Aasen hit a two-RBI double in the bottom of the ninth to cut the Timberwolves' lead to three while pitcher Bo Hellquist allowed only one earned run, but three overall, and struck out nine in five innings of work for UMD (0-1). Pitcher Andrew Joseph allowed two runs and six hits over eight innings and Brad Vigna went 2-for-3 and drove in a run for Northwood (5-5).
Is "Duck Dynasty" just a big advertisement for the Almighty? At least one of the stars seems to think so. Sadie Robertson, the teenage daughter of Duck Commander boss Willie Robertson, tells Fox411 that her clan decided to do the A&E reality series in order to spread the word of the Lord. "When we began 'Duck Dynasty,' we weren't starting it for fame," Robertson said.
ST. PAUL - Seventeen years ago, when the Duluth community organized its first lobbying blitz of Minnesota lawmakers, we were the only ones doing it. We stood out. We were remembered. Today, communities and organizations from around the state descend on the Capitol every single day to pitch their needs, to tell their story and to win favor for money and laws that help them prosper, grow and be happy. With the annual, two-day, hundreds-strong Duluth and St. Louis County at the Capitol event wrapping up with a legislative breakfast this morning, it's fair to ask: Is our event still relevant?