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Heather Rule
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I'm a writer, journalist, blogger, choir member, bowler, sports fan, avid Tweeter, tennis player, daughter, sister and friend.
I'm a writer, journalist, blogger, choir member, bowler, sports fan, avid Tweeter, tennis player, daughter, sister and friend.

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Hockey Day Minnesota 2019
Hockey Day Minnesota has become an annual tradition for puck fans across the state. The wall-to-wall hockey coverage of outdoor high school games, college games finished off with a home Minnesota Wild game put on by Fox Sports North every year can be a pret...
Hockey Day Minnesota 2019
Hockey Day Minnesota 2019
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Aussie Open: Murray's career might have come to an abrupt end
At Wimbledon in January 2008. One of my favorite photos from the trip to London. Winter is not my favorite season. That may seem strange, considering how much I enjoy watching and covering hockey, but it's true. I could do without the snow, icy roads and su...
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That's a wrap on telling the stories of 2018
Mom and me in KC. I'm always one of those sentimental types that remembers meaningful dates, posts inspirational quotes and photos, and reflects on accomplishments at the end of the year. The 2018 calendar year wasn't always easy, but it was solid from a pr...
That's a wrap on telling the stories of 2018
That's a wrap on telling the stories of 2018
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It's really the end: Joe Mauer announces his retirement
Cardboard-cutout Joe Mauer with me.  I was just about done visiting with my parents in the Target Field concourse prior to the 2018 season finale for the Minnesota Twins. Naturally, the discussion of the day - and really the past week - focused on Joe Mauer...
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The fall season of #HeathWrites
It's always a bit of an adjustment when a sports season ends. In my case, things go from 60-0 when the 162-game regular season ends for the Minnesota Twins. So begins the offseason, but just for baseball. I start picking up a bunch of different hats as a fr...
The fall season of #HeathWrites
The fall season of #HeathWrites
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Osaka deserved her dream, not controversy, in her 1st Grand Slam victory
In one of her news conferences during the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Naomi Osaka talked about her dream as a little girl of someday facing top-champion Serena Williams in a Grand Slam final. A reporter followed up and asked what outcome she saw for t...
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Clothing-related code violation at U.S. Open is another growing pain for equality
On Wednesday during one of my social-media scrolls, I came across a few Tweets and a brief video from the U.S. Open tennis tournament. It was of a women's tennis player changing her shirt behind the baseline on court - with a sports bra still on, of course....
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Reflections on the 3M Championship in its final year
One of the first major events I ever covered in my sports writing career was the 3M Championship on the Senior PGA Tour located close to home in Blaine, Minn. First, I was a college-aged intern with the local newspaper in Blaine covering community events fo...
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Road America weekend, part two: Paddock and race day
Saturday practice was another relatively new spot, though we had been there the past couple of years. The inside of the track on the back side around The Kink is opened up with a paved path. It's one of the closest places fans can get to the track. Of cours...
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Road America weekend, part one: Back at the track
Working in baseball, it's usually a pretty busy summer during the season. I try to balance things out with some relaxation and fun things on the off days. Then there's the annual trip to Road America to take a weekend off and enjoy some IndyCar racing. It m...
Road America weekend, part one: Back at the track
Road America weekend, part one: Back at the track
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