"Being the only girl is weird sometimes, but you get over it," said Moose Lake/Willow River junior Ava Szczyrbak.
Ava Szczyrbak got more than a few double takes when she first strapped on the pads.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Kyle Orton hit Sammy Watkins on a 2-yard touchdown for the winning score with 1 second remaining as the Buffalo Bills beat the Minnesota Vikings 17-16 on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Jonathan Quick made 40 saves and Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist in the Los Angeles Kings' fourth straight victory, 2-1 over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) David Cobb rushed for 194 yards and a touchdown and Ryan Santoso kicked a 52-yard field goal with 4:59 left to cap Minnesota's comeback on Saturday, giving the Gophers a 39-38 victory over Purdue and their first 3-0 start in Big Ten play since 1990.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has undergone a ''minor procedure,'' according to the team, but he is expected back quickly. Vikings spokesman Bob Hagan said Zimmer will return to work Saturday and travel for the game at Buffalo on Sunday.
DULUTH -The White House says Vice President Joe Biden is coming to Minnesota next week.
DULUTH - Duluth police got real with parents Thursday about the dangers of the internet.
DULUTH- Duluth's 12th-annual Senior Expo was held Thursday with
some very special birthday celebrations of people 100 years old or more.
ST. PAUL - Minnesota has added 7,200 jobs, pushing the state's unemployment rate down to 4.1 percent.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -The Minnesota Public Safety Department says sex-trafficking convictions have doubled in the past year.