John C. Calhoun. Can we find a better name for his namesake lake?Lake Calhoun is named after John C. Calhoun, once a U.S. senator, vice president of the United States, secretary of war under President James Monroe, and the force behind the construction of Fort Snelling. That's why the lake bears ... More >>
Harmon Killebrew, the way we'll remember him.Harmon Killebrew, the former Twins great who announced just last week that he had entered hospice care in Arizona after a months-long battle with esophageal cancer, died today. He was 74 years old.
"I have exhausted all options with respect to contro ... More >>
Keith AllisonNick Blackburn was one of the few bright spots this weekend. Let me sum up the Twins' futility this way: After Toronto's Jose Bautista launched his fifth home run this series on Sunday (and third that game), he came within two of matching the Twins entire team output.
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Keith AllisonJoe Mauer's got more issues than just a bum knee. By now, you should know that the Twins' franchise player, Joe Mauer, is not yet recovered from his "bilateral leg weakness".
Many folks have asked me, "what's up with Mauer's legs"? I don't honestly know, except to say that a 6 ... More >>
WikiHarmon Killebrew has been diagnosed with cancer.Sad news today for Twins fans, and baseball fans in general: Harmon Killebrew is battling esophageal cancer.
In a statement, he called his condition serious, while remaining optimistic about his chances for recovery in the hands of Mayo Cl ... More >>
YouTubeNathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest: Who needs a stronger stomach, competitors or spectators?Controversy is brewing at this year's Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, set for the Fourth of July: News came this week that former champion and competitive-eating rock star Takeru Kobayashi may not ... More >>
After a hardscrabble life in the Depression, Gordon Parks picked up a camera instead of a gun. But as a massive retrospective of his work reveals, his sympathies have often remained with those who went the other way.