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Hoop It Up!

How are you at the hula hoop? If you’ve got that hip shake down, grab a hoop and head to Loring Park on Sunday, when Studio Booya! attempts to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people hooping at once. The goal is to have more than 5,000 hips swinging for three minutes. Don’t have a hula hoop? No worries, you can get one on site for $5. Be sure to register in advance online.

Student-Athletes Fed Up With Parents

Helicopter parents, step off. That’s the message from several Minnesota student-athletes who are fed up with parents interfering in sports. While parents often have good intentions, experts say it’s best for kids to solve their own problems, according to this STrib article.

Parents, we know it’s tempting to re-live your dreams vicariously through your children. But perhaps you should stick to the sidelines.

Record-Breaking Fourth

The Twin Cities set a record yesterday, with a whopping 101-degree high. The Strib reports the temps were so high, ice cream sales actually dropped! The high temps are expected to continue through Saturday, when the highs dip to the low to mid 80s.

Local Wins $700,000 Jackpot

Local Winmark Corp. CEO John Morgan knows when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em. He recently walked away from the World Series of Poker with a $700,000 payday. Morgan ultimately didn’t make it to the final eight of the series.


Wild Lands Top Players


Unlike some other men’s sports teams in town, the Wild can draw top talent. The NHL team just scored top free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. But these players didn’t come cheap. Each received a $98 million, 13-year contract. The good news? The Wild might get some of that money back in ticket sales. “Within five hours of the signings, Wild officials said the team had sold about 700 new full season tickets for next season,” reports the Star Tribune. We are the state of hockey indeed.