The Way women’s softball team poses for a group portrait in Minneapolis ca. 1985. Photo by Charles Chamblis.

Women's softball team

The Way women’s softball team poses for a group portrait in Minneapolis ca. 1985. Photo by Charles Chamblis.

Demolition of the Met Center (Metropolitan Sports Center) in Bloomington, 1994. The stadium was demolished after the North Stars hockey team left Minnesota. A common refrain among North Stars fans, who blamed owner Norm Green for abandoning the state, was “Norm sucks.”

Demolition of the Met Center

Demolition of the Met Center (Metropolitan Sports Center) in Bloomington, 1994. The stadium was demolished after the North Stars hockey team left Minnesota. A common refrain among North Stars fans, who blamed owner Norm Green for abandoning the state, was “Norm sucks.”

Minnesota North Stars Stanley Cup pennant, 1991. As the North Stars made their second trip to the Stanley Cup finals, fan memorabilia was made to celebrate the achievement.

Minnesota North Stars Stanley Cup pennant

Minnesota North Stars Stanley Cup pennant, 1991. As the North Stars made their second trip to the Stanley Cup finals, fan memorabilia was made to celebrate the achievement.

The logo used by the Minnesota North Stars hockey team between 1991 and 1993.  Public domain. As owner Norm Green was looking to relocate the North Stars, the logo was redesigned and the word “North” was removed. Some fans saw this as an ominous sign for the future of Minnesota’s team. Public domain.

Minnesota North Stars logo

The logo used by the Minnesota North Stars hockey team between 1991 and 1993. Public domain. As owner Norm Green was looking to relocate the North Stars, the logo was redesigned and the word “North” was removed. Some fans saw this as an ominous sign for the future of Minnesota’s team. Public domain.

A North Stars jersey from around 1990, during the team’s final years in Minnesota.

Minnesota North Stars jersey

A North Stars jersey from around 1990, during the team’s final years in Minnesota.

The Minnesota North Stars’ schedule for 1989, featuring the radio stations that broadcast games and a seating chart for Met Center home games.

Minnesota North Stars’ 1989 schedule

The Minnesota North Stars’ schedule for 1989, featuring the radio stations that broadcast games and a seating chart for Met Center home games.

The Minnesota North Stars’ goalie Gilles Meloche defends a shot on goal by the Islanders’ Anders Kallum in a Stanley Cup finals game at the Met Center in 1981.

Minnesota North Stars in the Stanley Cup

The Minnesota North Stars’ goalie Gilles Meloche defends a shot on goal by the Islanders’ Anders Kallum in a Stanley Cup finals game at the Met Center in 1981.

Metropolitan Sports Center, ca. 1967. The complex, nicknamed the Met Center, was located near the Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. The North Stars hockey team played there for their entire career in Minnesota.

Metropolitan Sports Center

Metropolitan Sports Center, ca. 1967. The complex, nicknamed the Met Center, was located near the Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. The North Stars hockey team played there for their entire career in Minnesota.

The longtime logo of the Minnesota North Stars hockey team. Public domain.

Minnesota North Stars logo

The longtime logo of the Minnesota North Stars hockey team. Public domain.

The Minnesota North Stars hockey team at the Metropolitan Sports Center, 1969. The Minnesota North Stars played their home games at the Bloomington venue, better known as the Met Center.

Minnesota North Stars at the Met Center

The Minnesota North Stars hockey team at the Metropolitan Sports Center, 1969. The Minnesota North Stars played their home games at the Bloomington venue, better known as the Met Center.

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