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Meet the summer Olympians and Paralympians from Minnesota who are headed to Paris
Almost 40 athletes competing in the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games, representing various countries, have connections to Minnesota. Whether they live here, train here or were born here, here’s your chance to learn about the Minnesota ties at the Paris Games.
Vikings start camp grieving the loss of Khyree Jackson, and honoring rookie's life
Khyree Jackson was supposed to report to training camp this week with the rest of the Minnesota Vikings draft class. The team is instead grieving the death of the fourth-round pick out of Oregon. 
Vikings put Hockenson on PUP list to start camp with star tight end still rehabbing from ACL repair
Minnesota Vikings tight end T.J. Hockenson was placed on the physically unable to perform list as expected for the beginning of training camp. His recovery from a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee is not yet complete.
Twins top Phillies 7-2, after Ober rebounds from Harper's early 2-run homer to finish 7 innings
Minnesota starter Bailey Ober rebounded from Bryce Harper’s two-run homer for Philadelphia in the first to settle in for seven innings, and the Twins beat the Phillies 7-2.
Biles, Osaka and Phelps spoke up about mental health. Has anything changed for the Paris Olympics?
Athletes heading to the Paris Olympics have more access than ever to resources in the once-taboo realm of mental health and many sound more willing than ever to use them. 
LeBron James to be the U.S. male flag bearer at the Paris Olympics opening ceremony
James, 39, is a three-time Olympic medalist. A fourth this summer would put him in a tie for most medals won by a U.S. men's basketball player. The female U.S. flag bearer will be announced Tuesday.
Rhys Hoskins' go-ahead homer in 8th lifts Brewers over Twins, 8-7
Rhys Hoskins hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning and rookie Jackson Chourio homered and drove in three runs to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a two-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins with an 8-7 win at Target Field.
Facing scandal and condemnation, Russia fields tiny Olympic team in Paris
In 2021, Russia sent 335 athletes to the Tokyo Summer Olympics. This year? The number of competitors is just 15. Doping scandals and the Ukraine war have taken a toll on the Olympic powerhouse.
Minnesota's Joe Mauer inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
Joe Mauer, Adrian Beltré, Todd Helton and Jim Leyland have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Beltré led this year’s class with 95.1 percent of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America vote in his first year on the ballot. Helton followed with 79.7 percent of the vote in his sixth year of eligibility and Mauer received 76.1 percent of the vote in his first year.
Minnesota United snaps nine-match winless streak with 2-0 victory over Earthquakes
Minnesota United used a first-half own goal and a second-half score by Bongokuhle Hlongwane to snap a nine-match winless streak with a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes.