Sid Hartman and Bud Grant made the unlikeliest of best friends

In a column Sid Hartman published in the Star Tribune in March of this year, celebrating his 100th birthday, the legendary sports columnist who died Sunday wrote that, “During my career, I have traveled everywhere as a reporter …”Well, not everywhere.“Sid wouldn’t fly over water,” retired Vikings coach Bud Grant said Sunday a short while after learning that Hartman, his longtime friend, had died.“When I decide to retire in 1983,” Grant said, “the first person I wanted to tell was Sid. I didn’t owe it to him as a reporter. But he was my best friend. So I told him I had something to tell him and…

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