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  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Country singer Mindy McCready dead in apparent suicide

    The troubled life of country singer Mindy McCready has come to a close with the Cleburne County, Arkansas, Sheriff's Office stating that officers were dispatched to her home Sunday after neighbors reported hearing gunshots. There they found McCready on the front porch of her home, dead at the scene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Finnegans: turning beer into food for 12 years

    As more Minnesota breweries are born, identifying each brand's niche is a key element. Finnegans has known this all along. Currently the fifth largest beer producer in the state, the twelve year-old company runs on the unique business model of a for-profit non-profit. The company sells its beer and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Justin Morneau sounds like he's on brink of retirement

    ‚ÄčThe last year and a half has surely been an extremely frustrating time for Twins first baseman and former MVP Justin Morneau. In July 2010, Morneau, 30, took a knee to the head while sliding into second base to break up a double play in Toronto. He was concussed, but the impact didn't look severe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Twins eight-run first dooms Giants

    ​Single. Double. Single. Double. Single. Double. Single. Double. Strikeout. Double. That's the Twins first inning recipe for eight straight runs with only one out--and that "K" was the result of Carl Pavano trying desperately to join the chorus with three straight hacks. This off the normally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Denard Span nails mom with foul ball on video

    ​Wanda Wilson came to watch her son, Twins outfielder Denard Span, play a preseason game against the Yankees on Wednesday in Tampa, and all she got was a lousy foul ball in the neck with his first trip to the plate. Video of the moment (after the jump) shows Span swinging on a 3-2 pitch from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Joe Mauer signs 8-year/$184 million contract extension to stay with Twins

    Local boy makes real damn good, and saves Twins' faithful from enduring the unthinkable. Blissful analysis inside.

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Twins staff in "Young Guns II"

    Baker. Blackburn. Liriano. Perkins. Liriano. Swarzak. Make ya' famous.

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Minnesota Twins Opening Day: Spring Swing

    Opening Day! Will a hot spring training bat translate into early-season success? What about the inverse? Here's what the numbers say.

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Sports Comedy Throwdown: Sports on a Stick vs. Spicer

    Local bards take on the home team in battle of sports comedy wit. Reader votes encouraged!

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    The Jo-Jo Equation: Final Edition

    A final analysis of the trade that sent away the game's best southpaw.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008

    (Chunky) Minnesota Twins 2008 Season Preview

    New faces abound, Joe Nathan gets paid, and Rick Anderson may not sleep until October. Let's see what's in store for this much-anticipated Minnesota campaign.

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2008

    Sure it's scary -- but why not Barry? Judd Spicer blogs the Twins

    Sure, he's almost certainly a cheat, could be a felon, and is world-class in anti-social behavior. Barry Bonds can still hit, and the Twins could use him, says our new T ... More >>

  • News

    September 20, 2006

    A Fan's Notes

    Ballpark fixture Thomas Hodne on a season for the ages

  • News

    April 6, 2005

    King of the Hill

    Bert Blyleven: Clown, color man -- and the best eligible pitcher who's not in the Hall of Fame

  • Sports

    May 14, 2003

    Planetary Alignment

    The Twins are putting it all together in May

  • Sports

    April 16, 2003

    Ready, Set...Oh No?

    The Twins slow start is nothing to be concerned about, and fans have the Detroit Tigers to thank for that.

  • News

    September 25, 2002

    The Rookie

    After five decades in the bush leagues, Wayne Hattaway talks his way to The Show.

  • Art

    March 1, 2000

    Be Here Now

    A documentary show at the Minnesota Historical Society captures the state of the state, one second at a time

  • News

    April 1, 1998
  • News

    April 3, 1991

    The Puckett Principle

    Beneath his easy, cheerful veneer, Kirby Puckett has always been obsessed with learning the rules of the game--on and off the field