A 46-year-old man was found dead, apparently from carbon monoxide poisoning, at a cabin in the Saginaw area on Saturday. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported late Saturday that Stanley Skare of Saginaw was found dead after authorities responded to a report of an unresponsive male at about 4:15 p.m. Skare’s dog also was found dead inside the cabin.
Duluth Curling Club members John Shuster and Cory Christensen earned the top playoff seed Saturday at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Mixed Doubles at Fogerty Arena in Blaine, Minn. Shuster and Christensen locked up the top spot with a 10-5 win over Jamie Sinclair (St. Paul) and Korey Dropkin (Duluth) to improve to 6-1. Their only loss was an 8-6 setback to Matt and Becca Hamilton in Friday's morning session before bouncing back for a 9-3 win over Nina Roth and Kroy Nernberg on Friday ahead of Saturday's round-robin finale.
Despite 33 saves from Alex Rigsby, the U.S. Women's National Team fell 3-1 to Canada in front of 6,098 fans late Friday night in San Jose, Calif. Brianna Decker gave the Americans a 1-0 lead 2:05 into the second period, but former Minnesota Duluth standout Haley Irwin knotted it at a goal apiece 10 minutes later, and Canada tacked on two more while controlling play.
Senior forward Jon Averkamp had 23 points to lead St. Cloud State to an 80-68 victory over Minnesota Duluth on Saturday in NSIC men's basketball at Halenback Hall in St. Cloud. Sean Smith added 19 points, 11 rebounds and five assists in a nice all-around game for the Huskies (7-3 overall, 4-1 NSIC), while Brindley Theisen chipped in 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists. St. Cloud, which never trailed, shot 50.8 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point range (8 of 20).
Madelin Dammann scored a game-high 20 points and St. Cloud State used an explosive second quarter to defeat Minnesota Duluth 58-52 and hand the Bulldogs their first NSIC loss of the season Saturday afternoon in St. Cloud. Dammann was 7 for 10 from the field, including 3 of 4 from the 3-point line, as the Huskies (6-3 overall, 3-2 NSIC) turned a 14-13 first-quarter deficit into a 32-20 halftime lead by outscoring the Bulldogs 19-6 in the second.
Amber Heidenreich and Kaleigh Martinson had hat tricks to lead Wisconsin-Superior to an 11-0 nonconference victory over Finlandia on Saturday in college women's hockey at Wessman Arena. Sky Brown needed just nine saves to earn the shutout for UWS (8-4), which won its fourth straight. Annah Smiddy and Mary Hill combined to stop 57 shots for Finlandia (2-10-1).
Four different players scored goals and Ryan Fanti stopped 20 of 22 shots as the Minnesota Wilderness doubled up Austin 4-2 to complete a North American Hockey League sweep Saturday night at Northwoods Arena in Cloquet. Ondrej Trejbal had a goal and an assist for the Wilderness, who built a 4-1 lead en route to their third consecutive victory. They defeated the Bruins 3-0 on Friday night at Riverside Arena in Austin. The Bruins took five penalties Saturday to Minnesota's one.
Ville Hyttinen stopped 46 of 49 shots to propel No. 4 Greenway to a 5-3 win over host and sixth-ranked St. Cloud Cathedral in high school boys hockey Saturday afternoon. The teams were tied 2-2 entering the third period. Nikolai Rajala's second power-play goal of the game gave the Raiders a lead until Reid Bogenholm forged a 3-3 tie for the Crusaders at the 13:46 mark of the third. Greenway's Christian Miller buried the game-winner with less than a minute to go, and Donte Lawson tacked on an empty-netter for the final margin. Hermantown 2, New Prague 2
Trailing 2-1 entering the third period, the St. Scholastica men's hockey team erupted to score four goals and upend No. 11 Augsburg 5-2 in a nonconference tilt Saturday night in Minneapolis. Kyle Star's unassisted goal 2:20 into the third evened things, and Parker Mismash scored the game-winner less than three minutes later to send St. Scholastica (7-5-1) to its fourth win in a row. Nick Trenciansky made 33 saves for the Saints, who don't play again until Jan. 3.
A Floodwood man escaped from his overturned truck in a stream and found an occupied cabin about a mile away to seek help. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported that a person came up on a pickup truck overturned and partially submerged in a stream near the intersection of Swan Lake Road and Richardson Road in Alborn Township, but wasn’t able to determine whether the vehicle was occupied.