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January 6, 2017
My son and his new wife decided this would be the year they would do more than just dabble in cross country skiing. They found amazingly good "pre-owned" skis and poles, got a good deal on boots and were ready for the first good snowfall of the season. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Inside the Outdoors: It Needn't be Perfect to be Fun
January 6, 2017 - 11:44pm
Western Michigan Broncos head coach P. J. Fleck reacts to a call Jan 2, 2017, during the second quarter against the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Jerome Miron / USA TODAY Sports
Gophers name P.J. Fleck as next head football coach
January 6, 2017 - 8:39pm
January 5, 2017
Northwestern Wildcats guard/forward Scottie Lindsey (20) controls the ball while being defended by the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the second half at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Thursday night. Golden Gophers won 70-66. Photo by Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports
Mason nails 8 of 8 free throws in final seconds to lift Gophers over Northwestern
January 5, 2017 - 10:39pm
Dec 27, 2016; San Diego , CA, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive lineman Gaelin Elmore (87) lines up across from Washington State Cougars offensive lineman Cole Madison (61) during the first half at Qualcomm Stadium. Minnesota won 17-12. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
'We slipped up along the way': Gophers player explains Holiday Bowl boycott
January 5, 2017 - 9:28pm
January 4, 2017
University of Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill announces Wednesday that he is retiring effective immediately due to health concerns. Midway through his fifth season, Kill told reporters that his decision comes after multiple health scares this season, including at least two seizures. Andy Greder / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Upset with Claeys firing, former Gophers coach Kill says he won't step foot on campus again
January 4, 2017 - 6:38pm
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Pequot Lakes' Corina Ruud takes a shot in the post against Mora Thursday, Dec. 29.
Patriot girls fall to Barnesville in Classic final - Pequot Lakes suffers first loss of season
January 4, 2017 - 10:33am
New Ulm sweeps North Stars
January 4, 2017 - 10:33am
Lightning girls sweep Schwan Cup Tournament
January 4, 2017 - 10:33am
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Patriot forward Zach Sjoblad takes a shot in traffic against Hermantown Thursday, Dec. 29.
Patriot boys finish 3rd at Wheaties Classic - Pequot Lakes falls to Hermantown 107-99 in 2OT thriller
January 4, 2017 - 10:31am
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The Lightning boys pose with their first-place trophy after winning the Wildcat Hockey Tournament Saturday, Dec. 31.
Lightning boys first in River Falls Invite
January 4, 2017 - 10:31am
JV Patriots stay undefeated
January 4, 2017 - 10:28am
January 3, 2017
Eleven members of the Pequot Lakes High School trapshoot team received letter jackets Dec. 22 thanks to an anonymous donation. In order to letter, shooters must have averaged at least 19.0 (out of 25 targets) for all five competition weeks including the state championship qualifying tournament. Front row: Brock Andrews, Matthew Fabian, Ryan Visser, Collin Stattelman. Back: Hunter Ebnet, Reid Pierzinski, Matthew Sherman, Brady Wolkenhauer, Aaron Washburn & Kirk Johnson. Not pictured: Jordan Carpenter.
Trapshooting: PL trapshooters earn letters
January 3, 2017 - 10:22pm
University of Minnesota athletics director  Mark Coyle speaks to the media about the firing of Gophers football coach Tracy Claeys on Tuesday in Minneapolis.  Pioneer Press photo by John Autey
Gophers football players express shock, anger over Tracy Claeys firing
January 3, 2017 - 10:11pm
January 1, 2017
Area Boys Hockey: Lightning capture championship
January 1, 2017 - 9:54pm
Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Tracy Claeys looks on during a game earlier this fall at TCF Bank Stadium. Photo by Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Gophers coach Tracy Claeys cites track record before meeting with AD
January 1, 2017 - 9:28pm