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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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Timberwolves Lose Budinger With Meniscus Tear

Timberwolves guard/forward Chase Budinger is out indefinitely with a torn meniscus in his left knee. Budinger suffered the injury at Chicago Saturday night. Budinger scored the game-winning layup on a brilliant feed from Andrei Kirilenko Friday night. Budinger is averaging 11.8 points and 3.5 rebounds a game this season.

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Vikings Top Lions 34-24 to Complete Season Sweep

The Vikings defeated the Detroit Lions 34-24 at home Sunday to sweep the season series against Detroit and improve to 6-4 while dropping Detroit to 4-5. Minnesota led 13-3 at halftime and held on in the 2nd half. Adrian Peterson ran for 171 yards on 27 carries and 1 touchdown plus he scored on a 2-point conversion. Kyle Rudolph was th top receiver for Minnesota with 7 catches for 64 yards and 1 touchdown for Minnesota.

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SCSU’s Klaphake on Harlon Hill Finalist List

St. Cloud State junior quarterback Phil Klaphake has been named one of 24 finalists for the top player in Division II college football, the Harlon Hill Trophy. Klaphake threw for 2,519 yards and 26 touchdowns and has run for 460 yards and 7 touchdowns for the Huskies in 2012. He ranks in the top three in the NSIC in passing average per game, total offense and pass efficiency.

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Holdingford Falls to BOLD In Overtime; Becker Plays Tonight

The Holdingford Huskers lost 23-20 in double overtime to BOLD in the Class 2-A State Tournament Quarterfinals at St. Cloud State Thursday night. The game was tied at 14 at the end of regulation. Both team scored touchdowns in the first overtime but both teams missed their extra points. Nick Kubesch of BOLD made a field goal in the 2nd overtime to win the game.

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Peterson, Harvin and Guion Miss Practice For Vikings

The Vikings practice without start players running back Adrian Peterson and receiver Percy Harvin Thursday. Defensive tackle Letroy Guion (turf toe) also missed practice for the Vikings Thursday. Peterson sat out because of an illness but is expected to play Sunday against Detroit. Harvin missed a 2nd straight day of practice with an ankle sprain. Harvin was spotted in the locker room limping badly.

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Holdingford, Becker, Annandale Football Play in State Quarters

The State tournament quarterfinals begin tonight in high school football at various locations throughout the state. Holdingford plays tonight at 7pm at St. Cloud State's Husky Stadium against BOLD in Class 2-A. Becker plays in Class 4-A Friday night against DeLaSalle at Hopkins High School at 7pm Friday night.

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SCSU Hockey to Play This Weekend Without Hanowski

The St. Cloud State men's hockey team will play without one of their top players Ben Hanowski this week against 6th ranked North Dakota. Hanowski took a hard hit against Minnesota State-Mankato on October 27. Hanowski's injury has not been disclosed and he was re-evaluated this week. Head coach Bob Motzko wouldn't disclose the injury but it's suspected to be head related.

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Twins Sign Deduno, Vaszquez; Pursue James Shields

The Twins signed right-handed starting pitchers Sam Deduno and Esmerling Vasquez to minor league contracts. The 29-year old Deduno was 6-5 with a 4.44 ERA for the Twins in 2012. The 28-year old Vasquez was 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA for the Twins in 2012. Both players are expected to compete for a starting spot in the Twins rotation this spring.

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Harvin’s Ankle Could Keep Him From Playing Sunday

Viking receiver Percy Harvin sustained a sprained ankle in 3 different places Sunday against Seattle and the injury could force him to the sidelines against the Lions. Harvin returned the game Sunday at Seattle after sustaining the injury but he was favoring the ankle. Head coach Leslie Frazier said the sprain is not a high ankle sprain.

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Seahawks Outscore Vikings 30-20

The Vikings lost 30-20 at Seattle Sunday afternoon. Adrian Peterson kept the Vikings in the game by rushing for 182 yards on 17 carries and 2 touchdowns but Christian Ponder's struggled throughout the game completing just 11-22 for 64 yards and 1 interception. Percy Harvin had just 2 catches for 10 yards and ran 24 yards but had 1 fumble.

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