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'Hairmantown' & 'Flowbio' Highlight 2015 All Hockey Hair Team

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The 2015 Minnesota State Boys' Hockey Tournament wrapped up on Saturday night in St. Paul. Lakeville North won the AA Championship, capping off a perfect 31-0 season with a 4-1 victory over Duluth East in the final. In Class A, East Grand Forks won its second straight title, defeating Hermantown 5-4 in the championship game. (This was the 6th straight loss for Hermantown in the final. Ouch....

Gopher Men's Hockey Set for NCAA Tournament

This past Sunday, the Golden Gopher women narrowly missed a chance to win their third consecutive NCAA Hockey Championship, falling to Clarkson University 5-4 in an unexpected heart-breaker. This upcoming Saturday, the Gopher men will begin their pursuit of tournament glory, taking on Robert Morris at the Xcel Center in the opening round of the 16-team NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championships. The Gophers skated to an impressive (26 - 6 - 6) record this season, earning the inaugural Big Ten Conference regular season title, and the #1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. Their opponent, the Robert Morris University Colonials, finished with a (19 - 17 - 5) record playing in the Atlantic Hockey Association. It's hard to believe, but it's been eleven years since the Gophers last hoisted the NCAA Championship trophy. Back in...

'Jay-Z' @ Xcel Energy Center

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It turns out Jay-Z had pretty low expectations for his stop in St Paul Saturday night, which was the first night of his Magna Carter World Tour. Noting a couple of times how he thought St Paul was going to be just "ok," really emphasizing how he thought we were all there for just the hits. Thankfully the exuberant crowd changed his mind. Jay-Z commanded the stage all alone this time around; no Kanye, no Justin, and no Beyonce. This was obviously not a problem for Jay as he had the entire Xcel Energy Center on their feet and bouncing the entire time. All focus was on HOVA during the 100-minute set with the four members of his...

'Nine Inch Nails' @ Xcel Energy Center

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Sometimes when you go to see a band that you loved in high school 20 years ago, your expectations aren't high.  They have a tendency to not have the same power and impact.  This wasn't the case Saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center for Nine Inch Nails.  Touring in support of their new album Hesitation Marks, they played unlike a band that released their first album 24 years ago. They started off the show with "Copy of A" off their new album which immediately had the crowd locked in. Quickly moving to "1,000,000," then on to "Terrible Lie" where we got a taste of a few classics which had the audience singing along. Their use of the fog...

Elton John Will Be on Stage at the Xcel Energy Center in November

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This November the city of St. Paul will host one of music's all-time legends -- Elton John will be on stage at the Xcel Energy Center, headlining a show on November 22nd. John has made a career of recording Top 40 hits, landing on the list more than 50 times throughout his musical journey. John is ready to release his 30th solo album titled 'The Diving Bowl'--  these new tracks are sure to be included in his set while he is onstage in the fall. The legendary recording artist's latest is said to be akin to his earliest music. He ...