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Saints punter says he wants to meet fourth-grade class from Thielen’s hometown

New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz (3) celebrates with punter Thomas Morstead (6) after kicking a field goal against the Minnesota Vikings during the fourth quarter in the NFC Divisional Playoff football game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead wants to meet with elementary students from Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen’s hometown. A fourth-grade class at Rossman Elementary School ...
Eric Peterson
Peterson covers college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.

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Vikings WR Thielen questionable but expected to play vs. Eagles

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen celebrates a play against the New Orleans Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
The Minnesota Vikings listed Pro Bowl wide receiver Adam Thielen as questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Thielen, who has been dealing with a lower-back injury ...
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Jacket defense shuts down Frazee girls

Gabby DeBoer scored a game-high 12 points and Perham’s defense stymied Frazee in a 42-26 Heart O’ Lakes Conference girls basketball contest Thursday in Frazee. Frazee’s 26 points scored was ...
Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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Hot start gives Patriots win over LP-A girls

Win-E-Mac snapped a Raider three-game winning streak 61-41 in Lake Park Thursday night in Pine to Prairie Conference girls basketball. The Patriots scored the first 14 points of the game ...
Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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Alexandria sweeps season series from DL girls

Alexandria broke out to a 27-7 lead midway through the first half and cruised to a 75-45 Section 8AAA girls basketball victory over Detroit Lakes in Alexandria Thursday night. The ...
Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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DL boys move to one game out of first in the Mid-State

Gabe Hanninen had a three-pack of three-pointers and scored 11 points in the Lakers victory at Aitkin Thursday night. File photo / Robert Williams
Detroit Lakes completed the season sweep of the Gobblers and moved to within a game of first place Pequot Lakes in the Mid-State Conference after a 66-45 boys basketball victory ...
Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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Bemidji grapplers take rematch with Frazee

Less than two weeks ago, the Bemidji High School wrestling team was topped by Frazee during the Rick Lee Invitational. But in Thursday’s rematch with the Class A No. 2 ...
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Micah Friez is a sports reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer. A native of East Grand Forks, he is currently studying Creative and Professional Writing at Bemidji State. Follow him on Twitter at @micahfriez for Lumberjack and Beaver updates.

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Dance teams sharp at Mid-State final

The Detroit Lakes Jazz team wraps up their emotional performance to the song "Ain't No Grave" during Thursday's Mid-State Conference final at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium. Robert Williams / Tribune
The Laker dance teams came into Thursday night’s Mid-State Conference championship final with room for improvement in one of the toughest conferences statewide and moved up from fifth to fourth ...
Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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Shorthanded Laker wrestlers fall at Perham

Austin Baker gains control of Wyatt Guck in an entertaining match that went down to the wire. Baker earned a 17-16 decision. Jason Groth / Forum News Service
A rash of concussions has the Laker wrestling team battling shorthanded and that was not a good position to be in against the defending section champions and No. 5AA Yellowjackets ...
Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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Thielen limited, Michael Floyd, Shamar Stephen not practicing

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) catches a pass against New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23) in the fourth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Photo courtesy: Mark J. Rebilas / USA TODAY Sports
Wide receiver Michael Floyd and defensive tackle Shamar Stephen were not practicing during the 15-minute portion of Vikings practice open to the media Thursday morning. Stephen injured his knee in ...
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