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Sid Hartman, Legendary Minnesota Sports Journalist, Dies At 100

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MINNEAPOLIS - JULY 31: Sid Hartman gives an interview with Todd Kayso before the Mikan memorial service July 31, 2005 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTICE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and /or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement: Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2005 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Legendary Minnesota sports journalist Sid Hartman has died. He was 100 years old.

Hartman’s son, Chad Hartman of WCCO Radio, announced his father’s death Sunday afternoon, saying that his father’s “extraordinary and resilient life has come to a peaceful conclusion surrounded by his family.”

According to The Star Tribune, Hartman wrote more than 21,000 bylined stories over his career. His last column appeared in Sunday’s Sports section. It was Hartman’s 119th column of 2020.


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