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EAGAN — Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings delivered a clutch performance in the type of setting, coincidental or not, that has dogged them for years.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The progress made by Minnesota in coach P.J. Fleck's third season had been met by natural skepticism outside the long-languishing program, with even the most ardent fans in full prove-it mode for this game of unbeaten teams against Penn State.

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Waterville-Elysian-Morristown advanced to the Class A State Volleyball Tournament championship game by defeating Medford in 3 straight sets on Friday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. 

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MANKATO — Matt Margenthaler knows what the veterans on the Minnesota State men’s basketball teams can do. He also sees the talent in the freshmen.

The Minnesota State men’s hockey team has had to rely on its great depth at forward over the first eight games of the season.

The No. 3 Mavericks (6-1-1, 3-1-0 in WCHA) are in the Upper Peninsula this week to take on the Huskies (3-4-0, 1-3-0). Minnesota State went 3-0-1 against Michigan Tech last season, including overtime games Feb. 8-9 at Houghton — a 1-1 tie (with a shootout loss) and a 3-2 win. “There hasn’t b…

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The Waterville-Elysian-Morristown volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 victory over Henning in their opening game of the Class A State Volleyball Tournament. The Buccaneers will face Medford in a semifinal game played at 3 p.m. on Friday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. 

MANKATO — Raphael Cattelin and Cole Schwartz each had a hat trick on Thursday as the Gustavus Adolphus men’s soccer team defeated St. John’s 6-2 in the MIAC tournament semifinals.

MANKATO — A pair of Minnesota State men’s hockey players were named WCHA players of the month for October.

MANKATO — Minnesota State women’s hockey players Anna Wilgren and Kelsey King were named WCHA players of the week for their play in last weekend’s sweep of Merrimack.

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EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Facing the 30th-ranked run defense in the NFL and featuring the league's top rusher in Dalvin Cook, the Minnesota Vikings opened Sunday's game at Kansas City with three straight passes.

MANKATO — Minnesota State men’s hockey coach Mike Hastings said he was talking to associate head coach Todd Knott before Saturday’s game against Bowling Green and was curious to see how the Mavericks would respond after losing their first game of the season.

MANKATO -- Waterville-Elysian-Morristown has been seeded second for the Class A volleyball tournament, which will begin Thursday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

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Joy Diane Schulz, 71, died October 29, 2019, in Burnsville, Minnesota, from complications related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Joy was born in Mankato, Minnesota, to Roy and Velma (Juliar) Schulz, and graduated from St. Clair High School and Mankato State University. Joy taught …