No More Winter Blues, Highlights of the Great Northern Festival

There’s no shortage of things to do at the Great Northern Festival, which stretches across both the Twin Cities and tops every January and February. The festival, which is sponsored by MPR News, presents more than 60 events in a variety of disciplines, including food and drink, music, performance and public art. What follows is … Read more

Exclusive: Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly on trade talks, contract extension: ‘I want to be here’

As Ryan O’Reilly takes a seat at the Centene Community Ice Center on Wednesday afternoon, he wears a St. Louis Blues jersey and a protective boot on his broken right foot. You wonder how long he’ll wear both, which might go hand in hand. O’Reilly, 31, will be an unrestricted free agent next summer, and … Read more

Exclusive: Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly on trade talks, contract extension: ‘I want to be here’

As Ryan O’Reilly takes a seat at the Centene Community Ice Center on Wednesday afternoon, he wears a St. Louis Blues jersey and a protective boot on his broken right foot. You wonder how long he’ll wear both, which might go hand in hand. O’Reilly, 31, will be an unrestricted free agent next summer, and … Read more

Internet Blues for Media | Business standard column

Is the decline in online news consumption a sign of things to come? Several of India’s top 20 online news destinations – Times Network, Jagran – have seen their numbers in terms of reach and time spent decline in 2022. Overall, the number of Indians consuming news online has fallen marginally from 457 million in … Read more

NHL stock soaring, Blues prospect Jimmy Snuggerud shows he has ‘another level to reach’

MINNEAPOLIS – It was this past summer, a few months before Jimmy Snuggerud began his hockey career at the University of Minnesota. He knew only one player on the Golden Gophers’ roster at the time, junior defenseman Mike Koster. Koster asked him to play softball with the guys so he could get to know the … Read more

Blues “off the charts” Joel Hoover thrives in the AHL because of the added strength

It was probably no coincidence that Blues general manager Doug Armstrong paid tribute to Joel Hoover the same day St. Louis signed the minor league goaltender to a two-year contract extension. “A guy like Joel Hoover has been amazing this year in the American Hockey League,” Armstrong said on a conference call last Monday. “Look … Read more