1 U of Minnesota-Morris
The school's women's wrestling program, which has won seven
national championships, will be dropped after this season.
2 Tom Lehman
The Alexandria native won the British Open and was the PGA Tour's
player of the year in 1996.
3 Lincoln High Hockey Team
The Thief River Falls school plays in a $15.5 million arena
donated by alum Ralph Engelstad.
4 Warroad and Roseau
The neighboring towns (combined pop. 4,400) have produced a dozen
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5 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame
The Eveleth museum's exhibit on the 1980 Olympic team includes
Mike Eruzione's stick.
6 National Sports Center
The 602-acre facility in Blaine includes the world's largest
soccer complex--50 regulation fields that are often the site of
national youth tournaments. The center, which also has a track
stadium, a velodrome and four ice rinks, has hosted major events
like the Olympic cycling trials and the Special Olympics.
7 St. Paul
Minnesota's state capital is also its SI Sportstown for having
the best community sports programs.
8 Alan Page
The former Vikings All-Pro defensive tackle has served as a
justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court for 11 years.
9 Phil Housley
The defenseman from Saint Paul retired as the highest-scoring
U.S.-born player in NHL history, with 1,232 points.
10 Amy Peterson
The four-time Olympic speed skater is from Maplewood.
11 Laura Halldorson
The coach from Plymouth led Minnesota's women's hockey team to
the 2000 national title.
12 Herb Brooks
The late U.S. Olympic and University of Minnesota hockey coach
grew up in St. Paul.
13 Chris Weinke
The 2000 Heisman Trophy winner, a St. Paul native, is Carolina's
The most famous cereal in sports was introduced nationally in
1924 by General Mills.
The Minneapolis stadium is the only one to have hosted a World
Series, Super Bowl and Final Four.
16 Tom Malchow
The Mendota Heights Olympic swimmer won a gold medal in 2000.
17 Briana Scurry
The goalie for the World Cup-winning 1999 U.S. women's soccer
team was all-state in basketball and the national goalie of the
year at Anoka High.
18 Hazeltine National Golf Club
Long shot Rich Beem took the PGA Championship here in 2002; the
event will return in 2009.
19 Jesse Ventura
The former Minnesota governor and wrestler was a swimmer and
football player at Roosevelt High in Minneapolis.
20 Mariucci Arena
The Minneapolis rink is home to Minnesota's five-time NCAA
champion hockey team.
21 Brandon Paulson
The Greco-Roman wrestler from Anoka won a silver medal in the
114.5-pound class at the 1996 Olympics.
22 Interlachen Country Club
The Edina course is where Bobby Jones won the 1930 U.S. Open, the
third leg of his Grand Slam.
23 Hilary Lunke
The Edina native won the U.S. Women's Open last year at Pumpkin
Ridge in Oregon.
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