For the Timberwolves, the best lottery odds for the NBA draft have produced the worst luck. That doesn’t bode well for Tuesday. After finishing 16-66, Minnesota has a 25 percent chance of netting the top overall pick in the June 25 NBA Draft, better than any other team. The prize likely would be one of two standout post players: Duke’s Jahlil Okafor and Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns.
ST. PAUL — Hundreds of Minnesota teachers want to throw out the results of this year’s academic assessments because they fear repeated problems with the online tests make scores unreliable for judging teacher and student performance.
EDEN PRAIRIE — Friday was the first day of class for Trae Waynes with the Vikings. It looks as if he earned an “A.” Waynes, a cornerback selected with the No. 11 pick in last week’s NFL draft, took part in the opening day of a rookie minicamp, and his teacher sure was pleased.
FRIDLEY — A New Brighton man was fatally shot Friday night in Fridley after he dragged a police officer in an attempt to leave a traffic stop on Interstate 694.
ST. PAUL — Last year’s Mississippi River flooding has washed out this year’s University of Minnesota Centennial Showboat season. About two weeks of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” — about...
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Orchestra’s upcoming performances in Cuba will be broadcast live on Minnesota Public Radio’s classical station 99.5 FM. The concerts will take place at Havana’s Teatro Nacional...
EDEN PRAIRIE — Bring back the “NFL’s Fastest Man” competition. That might be the only way to settle this. There’s no longer an annual competition to determine the speediest player. If someone wants to start it up again, Vikings wide receiver Mike Wallace would be ready to take on all comers.
ROBBINSDALE — In the mid-1960s, James Raschke, a young wrestler from Omaha, was introduced to Verne Gagne, the University of Minnesota champion turned professional wrestling star and promoter. Raschke, coming off a stint in the Army and a job as a schoolteacher, was trying to make his way. Gagne made him no promises, but said: “If you come up to Minnesota, I’ll see what you got.”
Ice packs all around! Now we’re cooking. Now it feels like the playoffs. Just ask Devan Dubnyk, who already has had enough of the Blues’ Steve Ott. Dubnyk gave Ott a couple of rapid fire whacks with his big goalie stick in the second period. Nailed him right in the back of the legs.
ST. PAUL -- David Miller wanted to preach to Irish Fair crowds last year. But he wasn’t allowed to enter the event, he said. He claims his First Amendment free-speech...