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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota sports news from The Associated Press

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Nate Mason scored 33 points as Minnesota snapped a nine-game losing streak with an 86-82 victory over Iowa. Dupree McBrayer scored 16 for Minnesota, Jordan Murphy had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Davonte Fitzgerald also scored 10.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The final season of the franchise-record contract the Minnesota Twins gave Joe Mauer has begun, bringing with it the inevitable questions about his future. For now, Mauer is relishing his 17th major league spring training. Coming off a personal resurgence that included a return to the playoffs after a seven-year absence for the Twins, Mauer sounds as eager as ever to continue his career beyond 2018. His 2017 performance was his best since the concussion-shortened 2013 season.

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