ROSEMOUNT — Teachers are expected to play a lot of roles in the classroom — educator, social worker, disciplinarian. But the role of cashier may not be necessary much longer.
ST. PAUL — On the witness stand in his defamation trial against a former Navy SEAL sniper-turned-author, Jesse Ventura had no shortage of things to expound upon: his high school football team, his T-shirt collection, Johnny Depp’s beard, the Abraham Lincoln assassination.
Thinking he had finished a short interview in the hallway outside the Minnesota Wild’s dressing room Wednesday, Matt Dumba reached down for the lunch he had laid on the floor. Considering the Wild’s depth on the blue line, would the young defenseman be disappointed if he started next season with the franchise’s minor-league team in Des Moines?
ST. PAUL — The University of Minnesota regents extended President Eric Kaler’s contract until 2020 after heaping lavish praise on his performance.
MINNEAPOLIS — Looks like Brian Dozier won’t be going home to Mississippi on Sunday night after all. The Twins’ slugging second baseman was among four players named Tuesday to represent the American League in Monday’s Home Run Derby at Target Field.
ST. PAUL — “Jesse Ventura,” the voice in the taped interview asked Chris Kyle. “What was that all about?” The question was from Jim DeFelice, a co-author of Kyle’s best-selling...
ST. PAUL — After a year of speculation and anticipation, Thomas Vanek became a member of the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday when he signed a three-year contract worth $19.5 million. Vanek, 30, was one of the top free agents in a class regarded as thin, and chose the Wild about 100 minutes into the NHL’s free agency period, which started at 11 a.m.
ST. PAUL — Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt is under investigation for inappropriate sexual behavior with men, according to former archdiocese official Jennifer Haselberger.
PHILADELPHIA — From suite J at Wells Fargo Center, Wild coach Mike Yeo watched the second day of the NHL draft unfold. He wore a suit and tie and participated in the festivities. He shook hands and chatted with the Wild’s draft picks. But the players selected this weekend by the Wild won’t be with Yeo in the NHL for at least a couple of years.
Dreams are more than 10 feet high for Timberwolves draft selections Zach LaVine and Glenn Robinson III. UCLA’s LaVine, selected 13th, and Michigan’s Robinson, taken 40th, are each billed as high-flying, athletic wings that can make plays at the rim.