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Handball popularity growing fast in Mankato

Led by Minnesota State Mankato

Handball resurging, thanks to championship student team.

By Jim Rueda, Free Press Sports Editor [published in The Free Press, Mankato, MN, 3/27/2011]

Call it the start of something unique. Or newfound interest in an age-old sport. Or simply a mini-resurgence of a once popular pasttime.

Whatever label you chose to apply, the sport of handball has been piquing the interest of some local high school and college-aged players the last few years in Mankato.

The trend is being led by Minnesota State Mankato faculty member Mike Wells and members of the university's national-championship student handball team.

For Jim Rueda's complete Free Press story, see Sunday's print edition or the e-edition at

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