How the Average Person Orders Pizza in All 50 States

By |2020-10-08T07:50:14-05:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

I guess a lot of us haven't matured much when it comes to pizza toppings. Because a new study found we're still ordering like eight-year-olds. Someone got their hands on a bunch of data from Yelp, and posted the most common type of pizza we order in all 50 states. And the winner is . . . plain old CHEESE. Cheese pizza ranked first in 29 states. And it's especially popular on the East Coast. Here are some more stats on our favorite pizza orders . . . Chicken is WAY more popular as a topping than it used to be. [...]

Vikings Secure First Win of the Season in Dramatic Fashion

By |2020-10-05T14:43:24-05:00October 5th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

It has finally happened! The Minnesota Vikings have won a game! On Sunday, October 4th, the Minnesota Vikings faced the Houston Texans. At the start of the game, both teams had a record of 0-3. Clearly, neither team has been having the season they hoped for and came into the game with hopes to turn things around. Minnesota struck first with a touchdown at the end of the first quarter. The Vikings would score another three points before the Texans would answer with their first field goal in the second quarter. The two teams would continue to go back and forth scoring [...]

Adam Thielen’s Foundation Provides Relief to Sports Programs During COVID-19 Uncertainty

By |2020-09-25T12:22:54-05:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

Since it started in 2018, the Thielen Foundation has worked with sports programs to provide equipment and other necessities for athletes in Minnesota. The Foundation's most recent focuses will be on Robbinsdale's Cooper High School, the Northside Impact Fund, and Urban Ventures. Thielen and his wife Caitlyn's Foundation will be donating a combination of $75,000 and equipment to the programs with hopes to bring some relief during these uncertain times. In the past, the Thielen Foundation has also provided donations to Minneapolis North High School, Above the Rim Foundation, as well as the Heritage Youth Sports Association. Despite the positive press [...]

Local Elections Guide

By |2020-09-21T06:13:18-05:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Blogs, Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

The profiles of regional candidates running in the November 3 election, provided by the candidates themselves, are now available online at greatermankatoelections.com. Candidates were asked to complete an online profile, including biographical information and respond to an online questionnaire. The questionnaire enables voters to gauge a candidate’s perspective including the following areas: Understanding of the core responsibilities of the elected position Views on key issues and impact The role of public office and promoting business vitality and economic development Fiscal responsibility Open communication and accountability Compromise and consensus   Candidate profiles are available for the following races:      US Representative 1stDistrict [...]

NBA Announces the 2020 Playoffs Will Resume on August 29

By |2020-08-28T14:44:32-05:00August 28th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

The past few months have been an impactful time of change across many professional sports leagues. Just about every major league in the US from the MLS to the WNBA have either made an official statement or allowed their players to perform in demonstrations to raise awareness for the current Black Lives Matter movement. This last week however, statements and demonstrations turned into strikes with the NBA leading the way in this specific form of resistance. On August 23rd, Jacob Blake, a 29 year-old Black man, was shot in the back seven times by an officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This act of [...]

NCAA Cancels All Fall Championships Due to COVID-19

By |2020-08-14T16:28:41-05:00August 14th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

As time keeps passing, more and more sports have felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent weeks, college sports fans have had to face the likelihood of their favorite fall sports either being postponed or completely cancelled this year. While some conferences are still planning to have fall competitions, on Thursday (August 13), NCAA president Mark Emmert announced that there will be no championships for any fall sports. The cancellation is yet another side effect of the Coronavirus pandemic. In his announcement, Emmert explained that "if you don't have half of the schools playing a sport, you can't have [...]

Big Ten Fall Sports Cancellation Results in Hostility and Uncertainty for Small College Towns

By |2020-08-13T14:36:43-05:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

On Tuesday (August 11), the Big Ten conference officially announced that it had decided to cancel all fall sports. However, it was also noted that the conference is hoping to reschedule fall-sport competitions in the spring of 2021. The hopeful nature of the conference commissioner Kevin Warren has proven unconvincing for multiple football coaches in the Big Ten conference. Most notably, Nebraska coach Scott Frost and Ohio State coach Ryan Day have both suggested that they are looking at the possibility of playing outside of the Big Ten to salvage some sort of fall season. This lack of unity has only [...]

Big Ten Reveals 2020 Football Schedule Made with Flexibility in Mind

By |2020-08-07T13:49:23-05:00August 7th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

The return of fall sports has been a hot topic as of lately with the end of the Coronavirus nowhere in sight. What was once thought of as a time far enough out to be untouched by the pandemic has now been put in question with the continual rise in cases across the country. The NCAA has had to shift around many sports and even cancel the season of most Division II and III fall sports. Division I football has so far continued to find ways to adapt in order to maintain as much of a season as possible with many [...]

NBA Officially Returns After 142 Day Hiatus

By |2020-07-31T14:53:33-05:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

The NBA is finally back in action with a night full of passion. While the location and lack of fans may have differed from a typical season, the return of the National Basketball Association has provided many with a much needed sense of normalcy. The two games featured a 106-104 win for the Jazz over the Pelicans and 103-101 win for the Lakers over the Clippers. Prior to the start of the games, a powerful image of unity was displayed through players kneeling during the anthem. While this act has been met with both praise and criticism from fans and critics [...]

72 NFL Players Test Positive for Coronavirus with Training Camps Right Around the Corner

By |2020-07-17T14:44:17-05:00July 17th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

Ever since the Coronavirus swept the nation, cancellations have become the norm. Concerts and sporting events have become a rarity that we cherish. While we have gotten used to this new lack of access to our favorite forms of entertainment, for sports like football that weren't in session when COVID-19 first hit in the US, it seemed to many like the next season was far enough out to be minimally affected by the pandemic. This optimistic view is being put to question now though as 72 players have tested positive for the Coronavirus. While this number makes up only 2.5% of the players [...]

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