Subject:

Carl Pohlad

  • Calendar

    April 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Minnesota Twins are worth what?

    ​TheYankees they're not: The Minnesota Twins are worth $356 million, according to some new numbers from Forbes magazine. That's up from $44 million when Carl Pohlad bought the team in 1984. Sound like a lot of money? Consider this: The Yankees top the Forbes rankings with a value of $1.6 bill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Joe Biden coming to Edina to raise funds for ruling party

    For just $7,600, you can rub elbows with a self-styled man of the people.

  • Calendar

    January 21, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Carl Pohlad remembered at packed Basilica service

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    More than 1,000 people gathered at the Basilica of St. Mary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Minnesota Sports Figures of 2008

    Joe.Mauer.jpgCarl Pohlad funeral services scheduled

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    The funeral services for former Twins Owner Carl Pohlad have been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Twins owner Carl Pohlad, 93, dies

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    Longtime Minnesota Twins owner Carl Pohlad has died. He was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2007

    To Trade or Not to Trade? It's Not Really a Question...

    By now every Twins fan worth his salt (and any that come here for their news) should have read the Blotter post or heard that Torii Hunter spouted off to the New York Daily News about trade rumors. He added that he'd love to be in New York, or Boston, to play in what old friend David Ortiz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2007

    Next stop for Twins ballpark: Fantasyland!

    One major point seems to be lost while everyone waits for eminent domain proceedings to run their course: Namely, that as the clock ticks, the stadium costs creep upward on what is now almost a daily basis.

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2007

    Mauer signs through 2010

    The game-within-the-game that is the major league arbitration process may be fascinating from an economics standpoint, but for casual fans and, I imagine, the players themselves, it's something you want to put behind you as quickly as possible. After all, is there any chore so tiresome for millionai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2006

    The other big winner in the stadium "debate"

    The fact that sports moguls like Carl Pohlad and Zygi Wilf stand to benefit from getting the public to foot the bill for their stadiums is news to...well, no one. But there is another big winner in the stadium debate who doesn't get name checked nearly often enough. I speak here of the local media.

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2006

    Deal or no deal?

    Stadium expert Neil deMause on the Twins ballpark: "Could go down as one of the great taxpayer muggings of all time"

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2006

    Twins Stadium: Verbatim testimony from the House

    Here is the final hour--save for a brief gap while the videotape was being replaced--of the Minnesota House testimony on the Twins stadium bill, after all the amendments had been considered.

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2006

    The best legislature money can buy: Stadium edition

    There is hardly a shortage of speculation as to how the Minnesota Twins managed to convince so many lawmakers to finally grease the skids for a publicly funded ballpark. In one commonly held view, the Twins owe their success mainly to their freakish persistence.

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2005

    Developing hard(ly): Twins sue to break expired multi-year lease

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    The Strib reports this morning that the Twins have filed suit to win a judge's declaration that they're under no obligation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2005

    Developing hardly: Twins sue to break expired multi-year lease

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    The Strib reports this morning that the Twins have filed suit to win a judge's declaration that they're under no obligation ... More >>

  • News

    May 18, 2005

    Comforting the Comfortable

    Tim Pawlenty's false populism

  • News

    May 11, 2005

    Stadium Wars: Back From the Dead

    The ballpark deal that wouldn't die: After a decade of threats, insults, and doomsday scenarios, how did the Twins get the most Pohlad-friendly stadium plan yet?

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2005

    Sid predicts

    If stadium construction doesn't begin this week the Twins will move to Ogden, Utah by 2008The last decade of stadium shenanigans has brought all kinds of amusing extortion schemes cooked up by the local sports moguls and their allies at the daily newspapers. At one point or another the Twins have su ... More >>

  • News

    May 5, 2004

    Hit By Pitch

    What's wrong with Pawlenty's stadium push? Everything.

  • News

    June 12, 2002

    Make Him an Offer

    Let's all buy the Twins!

  • Sports

    May 8, 2002

    Kickin' Booty

    When it comes to luring fans out to the ballpark, the home team needs to get even more creative

  • News

    January 16, 2002
  • Books

    December 19, 2001
  • News

    November 28, 2001

    Twin Killing

    Is there any way to keep Major League Baseball in Minnesota? Well, for starters we could get a judge to classify Carl Pohlad as a vulnerable adult...

  • Books

    November 7, 2001

    Sid Plays Bawl

    What makes Sid Hartman cry?

  • News

    August 1, 2001

    Dreams of Field

    The Minnesota Twins are convinced the public will eventually buy them a new $300 million stadium. They have reason to believe.

  • Books

    February 16, 2000

    Grave Matters

    Minnesota's dead are only a click away

  • Books

    October 20, 1999

    The Rise and Fall of an Edifice Complex

    The Star Tribune's quixotic quest for a new Twins stadium

  • News

    October 13, 1999
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    September 8, 1999
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    August 4, 1999
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    September 16, 1998
  • News

    December 31, 1997

    Trading in Futures

    Maybe Diana Pierce's 1998 New Year's resolution ought to be to hire a psychic.

  • News

    November 12, 1997

    The Perils of Pohlad

    Let's say the stadium financing and the team sale work out just the way Pohlad and the legislators plan it. For those who envision a return to the glory days of 1987 and 1991, or even a decently competitive team in a beautiful facility on a warm summer ni

  • News

    November 12, 1997

    Jock Itch

    Sports columnists won't bite the hand that feeds them.

  • News

    November 12, 1997
  • News

    October 8, 1997

    North Carolina Triplets?

    Columnists at the Twin Cities' newspaper of record just can't seem to ask tough questions about Twins owner Carl Pohlad's plans to sell.

  • News

    September 24, 1997

    Twin Killing

    Carl Pohlad's sudden announcement of "serious talks" with a potential buyer is the logical next gambit in the stadium game. But as Minnesota Business Partnership head Duane Benson notes, "It is a little late. He may have wanted to play that card before, g

  • News

    August 6, 1997

    Clark Griffith and the Mandate of Heaven

    Thirteen years after Calvin Griffith threw up his hands and sold the Twins to Carl Pohlad, his son Clark is back with a bid to buy the team and make sure it stays in Minnesota. Why? Because he figures that's the way it ought to be.

  • News

    May 7, 1997
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    April 16, 1997

    Stadium Math

    The Governor uses his bully pulpit to keep the Twins Ballpark Bill alive

  • News

    April 2, 1997

    Home Field Advantage

    Why the Star Tribune is cheerleading for a taxpayer-financed ballpark

  • News

    April 2, 1997
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    March 26, 1997

    Hemp and Hype

    Will anti-drug hysteria give way to the lust of profit?

  • News

    February 12, 1997

    Personality Crisis

    Recovered memory Doc's license is suspended -- five years later.

  • Feature

    January 15, 1997

    Inside Baseball

    The Twins deal: It's gotten more interesting, but it hasn't gotten any better.

  • News

    January 1, 1997

    LOCAL PSYCHICS FORETELL A 1997 UNLIKE ANY WE'VE EVER KNOWN

    FIRES! EARTHQUAKES! IMPROVED RATINGS FOR CHANNEL 5!

  • News

    March 27, 1996

    Let the Stadium Wars Begin

    A look at the coming battle over public financing for a baseball-only park, and an immodest proposal.

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