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Andrew Dyrdal, Author at Albert Lea Tribune

Gophers/NCAA

Gophers becoming a big deal in a crowded sports marketplace

I have never thought of Minneapolis as a “college town.” Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Sunday, October 19, 2014 6:00 am

Gophers/NCAA

Last 3 weeks of the regular season is gauntlet for Gophers

When the Minnesota Gophers football team upset Michigan on Sept. 27 for just the second time in 25 years, a handful of reporters tweeted that ... Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Thursday, October 9, 2014 9:56 am

Notes from Nashville

Vikings show promise after opening win against St. Louis

I wasn’t able to escape Packers fans when I moved to Tennessee. In Nashville they’re as common as cowboy hats. Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:08 am

Gophers/NCAA

Southern teams have advantage over Gophers with more rated prospects

During the third quarter of the Tennessee Volunteers football team’s blowout win over Utah State on Sunday night, true freshman running back Jalen Hurd caught ... Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Tuesday, September 2, 2014 3:00 am

Notes from Nashville

Timberwolves get best deal possible in Kevin Love trade

The Minnesota Timberwolves pulled the trigger on the second most meaningful trade in franchise history on Saturday: the team traded All-Star forward Kevin Love to ... Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Tuesday, August 26, 2014 5:33 am

Notes from Nashville

Timberwolves need to get the Cavaliers’ Wiggins in trade scenario for Love

When LeBron James announced to the world on Friday he was “going home” and returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, I began expecting that Kevin Love ... Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:57 pm

Sports

A familiar face is good to lead the Wolves in an unsure time

The Minnesota Timberwolves franchise suddenly changed for the next decade in the summer of 1995. Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:47 am

Sports

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf has a good spring compared to Taylor and Pohlad

Minnesota Timberwolves’ owner Glen Taylor this week watched his top choice to fill the team’s head coaching vacancy — Staples-native Steve Joerger — balk at ... Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Tuesday, May 27, 2014 2:56 am

Notes from Nashville

Kevin Love presents offseason dilemma for Timberwolves

If the Timberwolves are smart, Kevin Love will have played his last game for Minnesota. Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Tuesday, May 20, 2014 2:50 am

Notes from Nashville

Playoff run injected energy to Wild’s fan base

I have been tracking the FedEx shipment of my green Minnesota Wild T-shirt all week as the team prepared for its Game 6 matchup against ... Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Tuesday, April 29, 2014 2:24 am

Albert Lea Tigers

Albert Lea’s Woodside siblings rule the basketball court

Bryn Woodside hadn’t spent but a couple hours visiting her brother, Ben, in Italy when he leaned over to whisper a secret. Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:26 am

Notes from Nashville

Twins show promise at the plate in opener

It’s amazing what three wins and 60-degree weather can do. Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Tuesday, April 8, 2014 2:20 am

Gophers/NCAA

Gophers continue to thrive in Frozen Four and NIT

Perhaps the best time of the year for sports fans has arrived. Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Tuesday, April 1, 2014 9:14 am

Notes from Nashville

NRHEG’s Carlie Wagner is a modest winner

I watched Carlie Wagner play basketball for the first time on Jan. 28, 2011. I was in my first winter season at the Tribune, and ... Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Thursday, March 20, 2014 10:26 am

Notes from Nashville

Trading back in the draft is the best bet for Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings solved on Friday their biggest need of the offseason: having a quarterback other than Christian Ponder on its roster. Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Thursday, March 13, 2014 9:57 am

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