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Spending the weekend with the Twins at Wrigley

June 16, 2009 An experience like no othe. more »»

SMSU’s 6th man plays its role at tournament time

March 17, 2009 During the most crucial time of the season, the sixth-man has stepped up and brought life into the R/A Facilit. more »»

Mustang men break the mold with unselfish play

March 14, 2009 In an era of all-stars and egos, it is exciting to see a team that exudes the attitude and the personality that all coaches continually preac. more »»

Flawed system leaves permanent mark

February 26, 2009 The health care industry has failed yet another innocent, hard-working American. more »»

Vikings take one step forward, two back

January 8, 2009 Here they are again, about to spend yet another year watching the Super Bowl from home. more »»

One, two, three, FAVRE

December 24, 2008 My love and support of Brett Favre is similar to that of John Madden's. I agree with Frank Caliendo, as John Madden, that the numeric system should replace four's with Favre's. more »»

Feeling winter’s wrath early on in the season

December 22, 2008 Well, yet another sports season has gotten disrupted by the cruel wrath of Mother Natur. more »»

Christmas morning with no presents— help us change that

December 18, 2008 Christmas morning is my second best day of the year, taking the No. 2 spot to Opening Day at Wrigley field and the start of another “It’s Gonna Happen Season” for my team, the Chicago Cubs. more »»

After a tough battle, SMSU’s season pans out

November 15, 2008 When looking back at the last three months, it truly was an up and down season for the SMSU football team. But for the first time since 1999, the Mustangs have endured more ups than downs. more »»

Vikings jump out to perfect start on season

October 6, 2008 Who had Minneota off to a 6-0 start this season and tied for the No. 1 ranking in the Class A state football poll at this point? Not many people outside of Minneota. more »»

Tholens ready to contend for ‘A’ state titles

September 30, 2008 On most Sundays in the summer and fall, Ryan Tholen and Karli Tholen will take a long run in Camden State Par. more »»

Pride of the youthful Yankee

August 14, 2008 David Schmidt’s a dedicated guy. The Winona State freshman football player and recent TMB graduate just joined the Warriors last Friday. more »»

SMSU volleyball ranks fourth in Preseason NSIC poll

August 14, 2008 The SMSU volleyball team was ranked fourth in the 2008 Preseason NSIC Coaches poll after finishing last season with a 26-8 overall record and 15-3 in the NSIC. Concordia University-St. more »»

Favre in purple and gold would be a big mistake

July 12, 2008 With the recent speculation on whether Brett Favre will be making a return to the NFL, one question has rose to the forefront. more »»

Baseball, America’s link

July 3, 2008 LAKE BENTON — I’ve worked nine years at the Independent, and I only knew him as Hugo. He worked in the mail room during the day shift. more »»

Former MHS runner comes back from injury to finish half-marathon

June 27, 2008 After finishing a remarkable track and cross country career at Gustavus Adolphus College in 2005, Nichole Porath suffered a torn hamstring. more »»

Express keep thinking of Hagberg

June 26, 2008 TRACY — When the Tracy Express played at Marshall Wednesday, many were thinking of Taylor Hagberg. more »»

Senõr Smoke steals show at Twins Fun Night

June 19, 2008 How many Minnesota Twins fans remember Juan Berenguer? Well, he was pitching Monday night in Fairfax (pop. 1,200) as part of Twins Fun Night at Memorial Park. more »»

Wabasso seniors go out in style by finally winning a state title

June 14, 2008 JORDAN — Four seniors from Wabasso High School ended their athletic careers with a state championship Friday. more »»

The man behind the Granite dynasty

June 12, 2008 GRANITE FALLS — This column is dedicated to Granite Falls’ William (Butch) Richter, whose health is failing. He’s now in a swing bed at the Granite Falls Hospital. more »»



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