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2009 Columns

Wondering about the Wild Card, 10/12/09

It's time for Favre to cut the cheeseheads, 10/5/09

A delightful Dome dilemma, 9/28/09

The golden palace, 9/21/09

A losing season in Pittsburgh – again, 9/14/09

Football fever – in Minnesota, 9/7/09

Baseball – I love this game, 8/31/09

A good week with Tiger, 8/17/09

Don't give up on the Twins, 8/10/09

The Friendly Confines are so much more, 8/3/09

Hitched for a lifetime, 7/20/09

I love the Midsummer Classic, 7/13/09

Almost off the market, 7/6/09

Wolves' moves catch my attention, 6/29/09

Sosa's positive test is no surprise to me, 6/22/09

Nationals gamble by picking Strasburg, 6/15/09

Another Tiger sports season gone, 6/8/09

Mauer's May-days, 6/1/09

Welcome to the Twins, Joe Crede, 5/18/09

Many being He-Manny, 5/11/09

NHL playoffs full of greybeards, 5/4/09

Heaven gains three players, 4/20/09

Say it ain't so, Gaborik, 4/13/09

The begginning of the end of the Homerdome, 4/6/09

My time capsule full of laughs, 3/16/09

My bucket list – see Kobe play, 3/2/09

Answers to all of our problems, 2/23/09

I got the call, 2/16/09

Memories of barf and gravel, 2/9/09

My frozen fish story, 2/2/09

My presidential Super Bowl pick, 1/26/09

Once again, voters forgot about Blyleven, 1/19/09

Tebow would look perfect in purple and gold, 1/12/09

Bowl season turns Big 10 little, 1/5/09

2008 Columns

To the top of the world with the Toliet Bowl, 12/29/08

Tony O still not a hall-of-famer, 12/22/08

My holiday marathon turned into a sprint, 12/15/08

Retro Roast will be missed, 12/8/08

Thanksgiving left me with a lot to be thankful for, 12/1/08

Kramer visit rekindles old Viking memories, 11/17/08

The political fight is over - almost, 11/10/08

Note to the Oragne Brigade: I can't hear you!, 11/3/08

Winning tradition had to start sometime for Rays, 10/27/08

Digging the Matt Cave, 10/20/08

Golfing just like Tiger Woods, 10/13/08

Baseball statistics seem to be falling, 10/6/08

New Piranhas playing old Twins baseball, 9/29/08

I'm making an athletic move, 9/22/08

100 years of 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game', 9/15/08

A primetime start to the Vikings' season, 9/8/08

Some hard court entertainment, 9/1/08

ESPN launches ESPN Favre, 8/11/08

Manny is finally home in La La Land, 8/4/08

A midsummer classic, indeed, 7/21/08

A shot to remember, 7/7/08

Thanks Tiger; now lets see what Annika can do, 6/23/08

Puckett and Hunter were good; Griffey was better, 6/16/08

Kobe is being like Mike, 6/9/08

Plenty to learn from a blowout, 6/2/08

Can you talk a good game?, 4/28/08

I know nothing about NCAA hoops, 4/07/08

Spring athletes stuck in a cage, 3/24/08

It is easy being green, 3/17/08

A gym full of zombies, 3/10/08

Simon – says Wild?, 3/3/08

Emotional issues, 2/25/08

Hall of Fame list missing a few names, 2/11/08

Reverse the Hersch, 2/4/08

Boston vs. New York – Super Bowl style, 1/28/08

TwinsFest time, 1/21/08

Give Roger Clemens his due process, 1/14/08

Hockey Gophers are in a deep hole, 1/7/08

High and Outside
Jen BakkenMatt Kane
Delano Herald Journal Sports Editor

Delano Herald Journal Sports

2007 Columns

A week of milestone moments, 8/13/07

Kevin Garnett for who? Let's see who the Wolves got, 8/6/07

Good hitting not a requirement to be a major league hitting coach, 7/30/07

Ripken and Gwynn are moving to Cooperstown, 7/23/07

Two greats share an outfield, 7/16/07

Two sluggers linked forever, 7/2/07

All-star voting is not perfect, 6/25/07

The fathers of baseball, 6/18/07

Thank you very much Aaron Hill, 6/4/07

Draft lottery systen needs to be updated, 5/28/07

It's an Indy weekend, 5/21/07

Look out for the new Brew Crew, 5/14/07

Tiger athletes recognize mom, 5/7/07

Staying young is in the cards, 4/30/07

Wild and Twins make for a good night, 4/23/07

Kane's Candies take the lead, 4/16/07

The loss of a summer love, 4/9/07

World Series winner will be Grrreeat, 4/2/07

I'm an aging slugger, hacker, 3/26/07

The column about nothing, 3/19/07

The end is never any fun, 3/12/07

The good and the bad about spring training, 3/5/07

Tournament time is unforgettable, 2/26/07

Presidential athletes, 2/19/07

Musical bucket seats in the Nextel Cup, 2/12/07

Games on the radio are music to my ears, 2/5/07

Colts, Bears are similar to old Colts, Bears, 1/29/07

Baseball is not the same since the Flood of free agency, 1/22/07

Good things happen in threes, too, 1/15/07

What a turnaround, 1/8/07

There will be purple at the Super Bowl, 1/1/07

2006 Columns

How about just one more bowl game 12/18/06

Twins need to add another arm 12/11/06

Christmas has come early for Gophers 12/4/06

Morneau deserves the votes he got 11/27/06

Gretzky, Ruth, Montana, and Bob Cooper 11/20/06

It's time for a change in the seasons 11/13/06

Just a little respect 11/6/06

Chester is on the run for Vikings 10/30/06

Cardinals and Tigers have met before 10/23/06

National boss day 10/16/06

Curses! 10/9/06

What a great fall this will be 10/2/06

Stoopid is as stupid does for Bob Stoops 9/25/06

90 wins is no guarantee for Twins 9/18/06

Viking fans remember Washington 9/11/06

Mauer would join an elite list of Twins 8/14/06

Too big to play football? 8/7/06

Where's Lance 7/31/06

All-star week 7/24/06

'Sox fans punched A.J. in Final Vote 7/10/06

United States soccer needs more hooligans 7/3/06

Twins/Dodgers' history is brief but memorable 6/26/06

Historical interleague play in Major Leagues 6/19/06

Celebrating my 'father' on Fathers' Day 6/12/06

Where have all the hockey fans gone? 6/5/06

Mauer, or A.J.? 5/29/06

One fateful meeting 20 years ago 5/22/06

Remember when baseball was baseball? 5/15/06

It's not how you play, it's how you look 5/8/06

Baseball is America's No. 1 game 5/1/06

NASCAR needs a 'Move it, or lose it' rule 4/24/06

Bring on the stadium, but don't forget the Dome 4/17/06

October powwow 4/3/06

My roster is set; let the games begin 3/27/06

Puckett 'touched 'em all' 3/13/06

¡Desea el bésbol vivo! 3/6/06

The best of times and the worst of times 2/27/06

First "Miracle on Ice" for the hockey purist 2/13/06

Thomas? No. Piazza? No. Sierra? Yes? 2/6/06

Fans revel in athletic milestone 1/16/06

Bowling in the sunshine state 1/9/06

Happy new year could be happier 1/2/06

All I want for Christmas . . . 12/19/05

28 bowl games not enough? Here's 7 more, 12/12/05

Goodbye flip-flops, hello snow boots 11/28/05