ST. PAUL, Minn. — The head of MNsure said he’s “cautiously optimistic” things will go well today when open enrollment for the second year of the troubled health exchange kicks off.
ST. PAUL — It’s not like teammates and coaches are pretending David Cobb’s late-game fumble in the Gophers’ loss at Illinois never happened. But the play almost seems like a non-issue now.
MINNEAPOLIS — One of the reasons Twins manager Paul Molitor expresses optimism about the 2015 season, he said, is the way the 2014 team refused to wilt. Minnesota might have lost 92 games, but is wasn’t a pushover.
MINNEAPOLIS — Teddy Bridgewater never had met Robert Griffin III. That is, until he beat him. Bridgewater, the Vikings’ rookie quarterback, had exchanged text messages before with Griffin, who starred as a rookie with Washington in 2012.
MINNEAPOLIS — Way back on Sept. 29, Day 1 of the Twins’ marathon manager search, hall of famer Paul Molitor was considered the frontrunner. Nothing had changed in that regard by Saturday, Day 34 of the search, amid a 1500 ESPN radio report that a deal was being finalized to make the 58-year-old St. Paul native the 13th manager in Twins history.
MINNEAPOLIS — Protesters gathered Sunday outside the Vikings-Washington football game in Minneapolis to decry the team name “Redskins.” Carrying signs reading “We are not mascots!” and “No honor in racial...
The Timberwolves’ youth movement began in earnest Monday. The Wolves waived J.J. Barea after a buyout agreement was reached with the veteran point guard. The Wolves opted to give the final spot on the 15-player roster to rookie forward Glenn Robinson III.
MINNEAPOLIS — It would seem to be reason for celebration. After having one of the worst defenses in the NFL last season, the Vikings are now ranked in the top 10. But that’s not good enough for safety Robert Blanton.
There have been zero expectations for the Vikings since they lost Adrian Peterson. And they’ve certainly delivered as advertised — zero. So we’ve all been focusing on peeling back the layers of flotsam and jetsam in an effort to find a few prized building blocks. We’re trying to look past the fading veterans and semi-skilled drones who populate the huddle in an effort to zero in on those I-beams that will support the weight of the future. Each week it’s becoming clearer and clearer that Anthony Barr is one such player.
MINNEAPOLIS — Next season will mark Dick Berardino’s 48th consecutive year in the Boston Red Sox organization. A former big-league coach and longtime minor-league manager now serving as a player-development consultant, Berardino has seen plenty of managerial prospects rise and fall during his long tenure.