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Rudolph Gets Viking Extension

The Minnesota Vikings have signed tight end Kyle Rudolph to a five-year contract extension.

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Twins Salvage Finale

Sam Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in a three-run seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep.


Santana Powers Indians Past Royals

Carlos Santana hit two more home runs, giving him six in six games, and the Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City 10-3 Sunday to end the Royals' winning streak at five.

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Big Ten Preview In Spotlight

The Big Ten Conference says that BTN and ESPNU will continue to broadcast coverage of the opening session of the 2014 Big Ten Football Media Days on Monday, July 28.


Honor For SDSU Equestrian

The American Quarter Horse Association selected eight National Collegiate Equestrian Association riders to participate in its 2014 Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge, including South Dakota State sophomore Elizabeth Niewojna.


Twins Fall, Hughes Hurt

Hector Noesi allowed three hits over 7 2-3 innings and Adam Eaton had three hits and two RBIs to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.


Viking Coach Apologizes

Minnesota Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer says he "went way below the bar" with his homophobic remark in front of players that led to his looming three-game suspension.


Royals Win In Extra Innings

Nori Aoki singled home Lorenzo Cain in the 14th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 win over Cleveland after Indians starter Corey Kluber carried a perfect game into the seventh inning on Thursday night.


Summit Sets Championships

The Summit League has announced the dates and hosts for all 19 of its sport championships for 2014-15 season.


Twins Trade Morales; Call Up Polanco

The Twins have made a trade for pitching.


Swarzak Steps Up

Anthony Swarzak pitched five sharp innings in a fill-in start, Oswaldo Arcia homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday.


Royals Gain Nod

Mike Moustakas scored the tiebreaking run in the top of the ninth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat Chicago 2-1 Wednesday in the rubber game of a three-game series.


National Honor For USD Standout

South Dakota pole vaulter Emily Grove was named the Women’s Indoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year in a release by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).


UNO Star Joins Vikes

The Minnesota Vikings have waived defensive end Spencer Nealy and signed tight end Mike Higgins.


Viking Stadium For The Birds?

The Audubon Society of Minnesota is asking the Minnesota Vikings to do more to protect birds from fatal collisions with the massive glass walls of its new stadium.


Gibson Scratched From Start

Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson has been scratched from Wednesday's start against Cleveland due to lower back stiffness.

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Twins Fall To Indians

Carlos Santana homered among his season high-tying four hits as the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 8-2 Tuesday night.


SDSU Hires Wayne State Coach

South Dakota State director of athletics Justin Sell has announced the addition of Krista Wood from Wayne State as the next Jackrabbit softball coach.


Royals Snap Streak

Mike Moustakas homered twice, Bruce Chen pitched five effective innings and the Kansas City Royals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-1 rout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.


Moore Sets Lynx Record

Maya Moore scored a franchise-record 48 points, the second most in WNBA history, to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 112-108 in double-overtime on Tuesday night.

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Thune Demands Answers On Rail Car Shortage

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South Dakota Senator John Thune has sent a letter to the federal Surface Transportation Board calling for more insight to the railroad backlog.

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Group Will Help Design Water Plant


As a new water treatment plant is planned for Riverside Park in Yankton, a citizen’s advisory group is helping with the design.

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Pressler Calls For Higher Gas Tax


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Bank Tax Collections Down

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When the state of South Dakota added up the numbers at the end of the fiscal year on June 30th, most categories showed healthy growth.