Hockey, shmockey. Minnesota has become a volleyball hotbed

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Pat Borzi A medium-sized jet could fit inside the Midwest Volleyball Warehouse, just off County Road 42 in Burnsville. Eight full-sized volleyball courts run side-by-side the length of the 80,000 square foot building, with room on one side for bleachers, and an expansive viewing level above them. The strength and conditioning room alone runs 5,000 square feet. The parking lot holds more than 450 cars, and on most tournament days that’s still not enough.This is the home of Northern Lights Juniors, the largest and best-known girls Junior Olympic volleyball club in Minnesota. Autographed posters from dozens of Northern Lights alumni who played in college and internationally cover the two-story wall in the conditioning room....

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