Here is the latest Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota sports news from The Associated Press
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Joel Eriksson Ek and Chris Stewart scored in a 39-second span during Minnesota’s three-goal second period, and the Wild rallied from two down to beat the New Jersey Devils 4-2. Wild defenseman Mike Reilly also scored in the second period and Eric Staal iced the game with an empty-net goal with 1:18 to go, his 900th NHL point.
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) – Lindsey Vonn came to South Korea with the goal of taking home an Olympic medal and leaving behind something even more special. She did both. The American ski great won a bronze medal and says she recently scattered parts of her grandfather’s ashes on a rock near the mountain where the downhill races were run. Don Kildow served in the Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War in the 1950s.
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) – Isaac Johnson had 29 points and 10 rebounds, Kobe Webster had 15 and 10 to lead Western Illinois to an 82-74 win over North Dakota State. Delvin Ancrum scored 23 for the Leathernecks (12-14, 3-10 Summit League), who led wire-to-wire, including jumping out to a 10-0 lead to open the game.
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – Mike Daum scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, David Jenkins Jr. added 18 points and a key 3-pointer late, and South Dakota State beat South Dakota 76-72 to win its first outright Summit League regular-season championship.