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I'm proud to be the host of the WJON Morning News Watch. The toughest part of the job might be getting up at 4am but when the clock strikes 5 the Magic happens. I spend most of my time searching for both valuable information and meaningless stuff. My two kids keep me busy with both frustration and pride. Tune in weekdays to find out what Magic will happen next.
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All Star Game Expected to be at Target Field in 2014

The Major League Baseball All Star game appears headed for Target Field in 2014. An official announcement is expected later this week. Numerous reports indicate that Target Field is the likely pick for the All Star game and the All Star festivities which include the Homerun Derby. Twins owner Jim Pohlad says he believes an announcement is imminent.

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Vikings’ Peterson Faces Contact In Practice

Viking running back Adrian Peterson was allowed to have upper-body contact in practice in full pads Monday. It was the first contact Peterson was allowed to have since tearing his ACL and MCL in his left knee in December. The Vikings didn't allow for Peterson to be tackled to the ground but this is another sign of progress in his recovery.

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Seattle, King Felix Down Twins 1-0

The Twins lost 1-0 at home to the Seattle Mariners Monday night. Felix Hernandez out-dueled Liam Hendriks to get the win. Hernandez allowed just 5 hits in 9 innings with 5 strikeouts and 1 walk. Hendriks made his best start as a Twin. He allowed 3 hits and 1 earned run with 6 strikeouts and 3 walks to take the loss and drop to 0-7. Eric Thames hit a solo homerun off Hendriks in the 8th inning to break the scoreless tie. Justin Morneau tripled to lead off the 7th inning but the Twins couldn't get him in.

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High School Football Preview; Sartell-St. Stephen Sabres

The Sartell-St. Stephen Sabres begin the Scott Hentges era this season. He replaces longtime head coach and current Athletic Director John Ross. Hentges had been the defensive coordinator under Ross. Hentges comes from a coaching family. His Dad, Bruce had been the head coach at St. Cloud Tech in the late 1980s and 1990s and is assisting Scott in Sartell.

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Vikings Welcome Carlson Back To Practice

The Vikings have welcomed tight end John Carlson back to practice Sunday after missing 3 preseason games and numerous practices with a knee sprain. Carlson is a Litchfield native that was considered the highest profile free agent signing the Vikings had in the offseason. Carlson is expected to backup starter Kyle Rudolph. Carlson is expected to play at Houston in their final preseason game Thursday night at 6pm, pregame on WJON at 5:00.

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Twins Edge Rangers 6-5 to End Skid

The Twins defeated Texas 6-5 Sunday in Texas close a 10-game road trip with a 2-8 record. The Twins had lost 10 of their last 11 games heading into the game yesterday. Ben Revere went 4-4 with a triple, 3 runs scored and 1 RBI and Denard Span went 2-5 with 2 runs scored for the Twins. Cole DeVries threw 5 innings with 3 hits and 2 runs allowed (1 earned) to get the win and improve to 3-5. Glen Perkins threw a scoreless 9th inning to get the save, his 8th.

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State Amateur Baseball Tournament; Avon Advances

Avon defeated Lamberton 8-1 in the Class C State Amateur Baseball tournament in St. Cloud Sunday to survive. Neil Manthe had 2 hits and 2 runs scored and Rick Hendrickson had 2 hits, 2 runs scored and 1 RBI for Avon. Avon will play Cannon Falls in the 3rd round of the Class C State tournament at 11am Saturday at Faber Field.

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Amateur Baseball State Tournament

Class B State Tournament Results: (@ Dick Putz Field)
Cold Spring Springers 2, Austin Greyhounds 0
(Zach Femrite threw a complete-game 3-hit shutout for Springers. Ben Griffin was 3-4 for Cold Spring)

Chaska 2, Sauk Rapids Cyclones 1
(Sauk Rapids managed just 5 hits for the game. John Nemec was 1-4 with 1 RBI for the Cyclones)

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