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Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News) - Legendary Minnesota sportswriter and broadcaster Sid Hartman has died.

His on son, Chad Hartman, shared the news on Twitter this afternoon and indicated his father died peacefully in the company of his family


 

Hartman celebrated his 100th birthday in March. According to the Pavek Museum of Minnesota Broadcasting and Sports Illustrated, the Minneapolis native's career as a newspaper sportswriter began in the 1940s with the Star Tribune. He began covering sports on the radio in the early 1950s on WLOL in Minneapolis and within a few years, he moved to WCCO and soon became a household name across Minnesota.

His final column in the Star Tribune about the Vikings game against Atlanta was published Sunday morning. The tributes starting coming in within minutes of the reporting of Sid Hartman's death.  




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