MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has long been recognized as a great place for hockey and manners, but a recent report places the North Star state above all its peers as the...
MINNEAPOLIS — It was already a crazy atmosphere at 508 Bar and Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis on Thursday night when Tyus Jones found out he was getting traded to the Timberwolves after being drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 24th pick. But the fans jam packed in the upper level bounced off the walls when Wolves coach Flip Saunders and team owner Glen Taylor walked in to welcome Jones.
When we look back at Thursday night’s NBA draft five or six years from now, if Karl-Anthony Towns isn’t the clear-cut, no-question, hands-down best player from this group, it shouldn’t surprise you. Odds are that the Timberwolves’ No. 1 pick will be a big-time defender, solid rebounder and eventually a consistent enough scorer to be an all-star-caliber big man one day.
MINNEAPOLIS — After the Timberwolves selected him first overall in the NBA draft Thursday, Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns entered a media circuit of interview after interview after interview. On the other end of one phone call was Wolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders and more than 8,000 Wolves fans at a party within Target Center.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Another day passed with more conversations between the Wild and Devan Dubnyk that were categorized as, “productive” but yielded nothing official. Now, as the Wild continue negotiations with Dubnyk, the season-saving goalie who is set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1, they’re faced with the reality that they might need to put Plan B in action today.
Twenty-three years after Paul Molitor represented the True Blue Brew Crew, the first-year Twins manager returns to Milwaukee today, still beloved by the city that launched his hall of fame playing career. Molitor’s portrait hangs among the Brewers’ all-time greats in the concourse of Miller Park, which also has a conference room and parking lot named after him.
ST. PAUL — Wide receiver Mike Wallace has played against Terence Newman three times. Now Newman’s teammate in Minnesota, Wallace has seen no drop-off from the veteran cornerback. If he makes the roster, Newman, who turns 37 on Sept. 4, will be the oldest cornerback in the NFL when Minnesota begins the regular season Sept. 14 at San Francisco.
LONG PRAIRIE — Jodi Huisentruit overslept on the day she disappeared.
MAPLEWOOD — Linette Gavin was not surprised when she heard the news that criminal charges were filed this month against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for failing to protect children from pedophiles in their midst.
MINNEAPOLIS — The builders and operators of the new Vikings stadium aren’t happy with an apparent trespasser who took a series of photos inside the under-construction building, calling the move illegal and dangerous.