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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Morneau hit the go-ahead single in the eighth inning to cap a three-hit night and carry the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday. Jamey Carroll — who had two hits and snapped a 0-for-24 slump — drew a walk to start the eighth off reliever Mike Adams (1-4) and ended up on third after a Joe Mauer single and a fielder’s choice. Josh Willingham fouled out before Morneau lined a single up the middle off Antonio Bastardo to give Minnesota the lead.
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) — Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway has been scheduled for arthroscopic knee surgery to address joint pain. Greenway was absent from practice on Tuesday and coach Leslie Frazier said the eighth-year veteran will have the procedure done Wednesday. Frazier didn’t specify which leg.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Forced to the outside early in the game, Lindsay Whalen and the Minnesota Lynx were frustrated and trailed by a point at halftime.
LANSING, Mich. — The pain is subsidingfor drivers in the Midwest, including Minnesota, who have been grappling with the highest gasoline prices in the continental U.S. Analysts said one major Illinois refinery is back online and another big one in Indiana is on track to ramp up production again soon.
BLUE EARTH, Minn. — The Diocese of Winona says a Blue Earth priest has been placed on administrative leave after he was charged with sexually assaulting a young girl. Bishop John Quinn said in a statement that Rev. Leo Koppala is not allowed to minister in the Winona diocese while the investigation continues. A criminal complaint filed in Faribault County accuses Koppala of fondling an 11-year-old girl last week at the home of her grandmother where he had been invited to dinner.
MILWAUKEE — The National Weather Service was tracking a so-called derecho weather pattern in the Midwest on Tuesday that could spawn severe windstorms in major metropolitan areas with gusts as strong as 100 mph. So-called derecho windstorms occur once every year or two across the central and northeastern U.S. in a band from Texas to New England.
OSHKOSH, Wis. — An ethanol plant near Oshkosh will be sold to the highest bidder this summer. The Utica Energy ethanol operation collapsed under more than $30 million in debt. Ascendant Partners, of Colorado, has been hired by the receiver in the case to sell the ethanol plant, grain elevator and grain drying plant as an ongoing operation. Oshkosh Northwestern Media says Dougherty Funding, of Minneapolis, filed foreclosure proceedings against Utica Energy in December 2012. The plant stopped making ethanol in September. ___
NISSWA, Minn. — Authorities say a 3-year-old boy has drowned in a lake in Nisswa. The Brainerd Dispatch says first responders were called to the east shore of Lake Edna...
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - St. Cloud State University professors say some students transcripts have been changed without the instructors input - and that's an ethical breach. Faculty association president Stephen Hornstein says students' grades were disappearing from their transcripts without instructors being notified.