Yesterday, an era of Twins baseball came to an end, as the organization fired Ron Gardenhire, the second-winningest manager in club history (1,068 wins, behind Tom Kelly) and the first to finish his Minnesota tenure with a record over .500 since Bill Rigney left town more than 40 years ago.As with a ... More >>
This week in the Twin Cities, a load of acclaimed touring acts are here to warm us up. Chameleonic New York trio Hospitality (above) is at the 7th Street Entry Wednesday, and 89.3 the Current's darlings Wild Cub play the Turf Club. This weekend, Dr. Dog have landed two nights at First Avenue, and Ju ... More >>
In St. Paul for government business, Allen wound up behind bars.Mike Allen, a member of the Alberta Legislative Assembly, resigned from the Progressive Conservative Caucus (could you imagine a more self-contradictory name for a political group?) after he became the latest public figure ensnared in t ... More >>
On Monday afternoon, Rob Fulton, the former director of the St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health Department, ensnared himself in the same trap that caught former Hill-Murray football coach (and Joe Mauer's cousin) Mark Mauer.SEE ALSO: Clark Griffith after dropping trou on Grand Avenue: "Last night w ... More >>
The Minnesota Twins have decided to take their in-game music in a new direction by letting go of music director Dan Edwards. So when the season begins on April 1, a new man with ties to another local sports team has been hired to fill the role.The move was confirmed to Gimme Noise by Joe Pohlad, Dir ... More >>
Yesterday's late-breaking news that Christian Ponder and Samantha Steele are engaged turned Twitter into a forum for Twin Cities media personalities to do their best comedian impressions just in time for happy hour.FROM SEPTEMBER: Star Tribune's C.J. grills Vikings' Christian Ponder about his bereft ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Joe Mauer has the second-worst contract in baseball, says Yahoo!-- Minnesota Twins have increased in value more than any other pro sports franchise since 2000It didn't take Tsuyoshi Nishioka long to remind Twins fans why he spent the first four months of the 2012 season in the minor leag ... More >>
Following an "extraordinary plea" for help finding an unknown boy in what was described as a dangerous situation, federal agents said today they have found and identified the teenage boy shown in images from a mysterious web video as well as another child that law enforcement is referring to as a vi ... More >>
Related:Minnesota Twins phase out local music programming, amp up Top 40 hitsIn 2010, the Minnesota Twins won 94 games and were Central Division champions, but last year they slid to 63-99. Chalk this collapse up to injuries, disastrous pitching, or Delmon Young, but don't discount the role that a m ... More >>
After yesterday's commanding 6-1 victory over the Texas Rangers, our beleaguered Minnesota Twins have won three straight series, and are 9-3 thus far in June. This after taking only three series in the first two full months, and two of them were against a pair of the weakest-hitting clubs i ... More >>
Hurry up, Joe. Please.We've already speculated today whether if Joe Mauer were back behind home plate, or swinging his mighty bat, that he could make a difference to the worst team in Major League Baseball. But Twins fans are getting mighty antsy as the man they are coming to think of as the ... More >>
For the home opener, I could drone on about the new scoreboard, the new salty snacks, the lack of trees, or my take on whether or not the Twins have figured out their Target Field home run problems. Instead, I'm going to focus on the thing that bothered me most of last season: What is that ... More >>
A few ideas to better the event.
WikiLindsey Vonn was our Athlete of the Year. Brett Favre wasn't.We named the UMD Football rushing attack, Joe Mauer, Jason Litzau, Dustin Byfuglien and Lindsey Vonn to our Minnesota Athletes of the Year list, and there was grumbling in the ranks: What? No Brett Favre? Nope. Not even in the h ... More >>
A role reversal is needed for the Twins to extend their season.
The latest Minnesota meme to hit YouTube is a local parody of Katy Perry's hit "California Gurls," called "Minnesota Gurls." The song was penned by a group of kids from Fridley who go by the name Dime and Peppimoo (with help from their pals Cookie and Twizzler), and since it was posted at the beg ... More >>
How does your favorite Twin baller grade out at mid-season?
Cuddy wastes little time cashing in on Target Field.
Foodstuffs from around the Twin Cities really step up to the plate
Who's the top threat to unseat the Twins as Central Division champs? Welcome back to baseball!
The hottest starter on what is suddenly one of baseball's hottest teams.
You've been eating these foods every year at the fair, but why?
Which Twin-mannerisms do you most enjoy (or abhor) over the course of the season?
How does your favorite Twin grade out at mid-season?
And by "grill" we mean talking about the MLB All-star game.
Where the Twins land in baseball's most unpredictable division.
Forever a bride's maid, catcher Mike Redmond is ready to carry the load until Joe Mauer's return from injury.
First snowfall bedamned. No December event elicits that warm holiday spirit more than the annual Major League Baseball Winter General Managers' Meeting. Maybe that's just me.
Twins Director of Scouting Mike Radcliff herds the bird dogs and keeps the information flowing
General Manager Terry Ryan talks about the fall and rise of the 2006 Twins
The bad news keeps piling up. Is there a silver lining?
Around the horn at the All-Star break with a sports-writing legend
Jacque Jones in the leadoff hole, for better and for worse