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No. 21 Minnesota faces Purdue, aims to stay unbeaten

After a 34-7 win over Michigan State on Saturday, Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck said that sometimes the difference between being a team or just simply being a group boils down to defensive culture and intensity. If that's true, the Golden Gophers are as much of a team as anyone in college football. No. 21 Minnesota…

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Anderson: Lake Superior’s lore and legend — and fish — live on

DULUTH — If there's a monument to Ramsey Crooks near the harbor here, the four of us didn't see it in the half-light of a recent early morning while passing beneath the lift bridge that separates Lake Superior from this city's more protected waters. Crooks was president of the American Fur Co. in 1834, when…

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Grouse hunting notebook: Favorable northwest Minnesota outlook; A look back at North Dakota opener, etc.

Sep. 16—Grouse and partridge seasons opened Saturday, Sept. 10, in North Dakota, and they get underway Saturday, Sept. 17, in Minnesota. Here are some notes about hunting seasons and prospects in the two states. Ruffed grouse hunters in northwest Minnesota have cause for optimism this fall, it seems, based on brood sightings at Red Lake…

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Football: Little resistance as Colorado buried at Minnesota

Sep. 17—MINNEAPOLIS — It keeps getting worse for the Colorado football team. During back-to-back blowout losses to open the season, the Buffaloes were at least competitive for three quarters. On Saturday, the Buffs were cooked by the end of the first quarter. Minnesota cruised to an easy 49-7 victory at Huntington Bank Stadium, handing the…