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    November 14, 2014

    The Grumpy Hour: Happy Hour at Grumpy's Keeps it Simple, Keeps Us Drinking

    Some happy hours make it seem like an obstacle course just to enjoy a bit of booze on the cheap. Certain specials only last half an hour, you have to sit in a particular part of the bar, just show your stub from a sporting event, et cetera. Leave us alone, okay? Don't confuse us when we're drinking. ... More >>

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    October 31, 2014

    Photo of Timberwolves Ticket Man Can't Give Away Goes Viral

    With a roster featuring a unique blend of established veterans and young, athletic prospects, the 2014-15 Minnesota Timberwolves should be a fun team to follow, if not a successful one in terms of wins and losses.But if one U of M student's experience is any indication, locals aren't buying it just ... More >>

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    October 24, 2014

    Kevin Love's Goodbye Letter to Minnesota Stirs One Last Controversy

    Kevin Love finally got around to saying goodbye to Minnesota. Yesterday, Deter Jeter's new website, The Players' Tribune, published an essay by Love entitled, "How I Spent My Summer Vacation." Referring to the month-long period late in the summer during which the departure he requested from Minneso ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    Timberwolves' D-League team holding open tryout at Target Center tomorrow

    Wanna play in the NBA?Here's your chance. No, seriously, we're not bullshitting, if you have the skills you really have a chance!See also:Did Zach LaVine say "f**k me" after Timberwolves drafted him? [VIDEO]

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    August 25, 2014

    Bye Bye K-Love: A tribute to a Timberwolves all-time great [VIDEO]

    With the blockbuster trade now finalized, there will be plenty of time to get excited about the new batch of young, athletic Timberwolves, headlined by top draft choice Andrew Wiggins, who will be publicly introduced to Minnesota by Flip Saunders during a press conference at the State Fair tomorrow. ... More >>

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    August 11, 2014

    "Minnesota nice" Kevin Love jersey burning is pretty funny [VIDEO]

    Cleveland fans were pissed as hell when LeBron took his talents to South Beach in 2010 and burned his jerseys on the streets to show it.Sure, Kevin Love ain't no Bron. But as news broke last week that he's on his way out of town, you'd expect there to be some First Avenue angst about the second ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014

    Timberwolves one of handful of NBA teams to lose money last season

    A season that began with such optimism ended in bitter, familiar disappointment for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and that feeling reportedly translated into a financial loss for the organization.Grantland's stellar NBA reporter Zach Lowe somehow obtained and verified "a confidential memo the league s ... More >>

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    June 30, 2014

    Comment of the Day: Minnesota nice?

    Our commenters were not very gentle with Zach LaVine, the Timberwolves' top draft pick who appears to have said "fuck me" in response to the news he'd be relocating from UCLA to Minnesota.But ZaVine insists he didn't mean it like that, and reader DonnaB thinks provincial Minnesotans are being way to ... More >>

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    June 27, 2014

    Did Zach LaVine say "f**k me" after Timberwolves drafted him? [VIDEO]

    With the 13th pick in last night's NBA draft, the Timberwolves selected Zach LaVine, a raw but talented 6-5 19-year-old who spent one season at UCLA.LaVine made quite a first impression with Minnesotans by muttering what appeared to be "fuck me" moments after his name was called out.See also:New NoD ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    Sure sounds like Kevin Love, Timberwolves are headed for summertime breakup

    Unceasing speculation about Kevin Love's long-term future in Minnesota has been ongoing at least since January 2012, when Love signed a less-than-maximum four-year contract extension with an option to walk away after the third year.In the months that followed, reports emerged that Love wasn't happy ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    Here's what Target Center will look like after its $100 million renovation [IMAGES]

    On the same day a Minneapolis City Council committee recommended the appointment of Architectural Alliance and Sink Combs Dethlefs as the team to handle the $97 million Target Center renovation project, final renderings of what the building will look like after work is complete have been published o ... More >>

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    April 9, 2014

    Wolves' Dante Cunningham won't face charges for terroristic threats arrest -- for now

    Sunday afternoon, Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham was arrested for allegedly sending his girlfriend threatening electronic messages. That came just two days after he was charged with a felony for allegedly strangling her early Thursday morning.Despite the terroristic threats arrest, Cunningham ... More >>

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    April 8, 2014

    The Minnesota Timberwolves All-Arrested team

    Sure, it's not quite on the level of the Vikings All-Arrested team we wrote about a few years ago, but following Dante Cunningham's arrests (the plural is not a typo), the Minnesota Timberwolves can now go eight deep with a squad made up exclusively of players who landed in the crime blotter while p ... More >>

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    March 25, 2014

    Kevin Love is seriously sad [VIDEO]

    The 2013-14 Timberwolves season began with such optimism. Ten years removed from the team's last playoff berth, it looked like the NBA's most downtrodden franchise was finally about to get over the hump.But after a hot start, the Wolves started losing close games. Unfortunately, they never stopped, ... More >>

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    March 7, 2014

    Wolves Podcast: The Wes Effect [AUDIO]

    In this episode of the Wolves Podcast, yours truly and fellow Timberwolves diehard William Davis look at how draft bust Wes Johnson continues to negatively impact the organization two years after his departure.SEE ALSO: David Kahn exit interview: He takes full responsibility, blames everyone else [A ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    T-Wolves Podcast, episode 3: On Shabazz and silver linings [AUDIO]

    Sure, this Timberwolves season has been a disappointment... at least so far.But in this episode of the T-Wolves Podcast, yours truly and fellow diehard T-Pups fan William Davis (of AM950 fame) try to focus on the positive. Like, you know, the fact that tomorrow night in Sacramento, the team will pla ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    Minnesota Timberpuppies video is too cute

    Over the weekend, the Timberwolves' official YouTube account released a video guaranteed to make you want to stop what you're doing and cuddle with the nearest puppy.SEE ALSO: T-Wolves video maestro opens up about awesome "#PekGoesToo" clip The "Minnesota Timberpuppies" clip features cute pups playi ... More >>

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    February 7, 2014

    Hard Rock Cafe is coming to the Mall of America

    After a three year break, Hard Rock Cafe is returning to Minnesota -- and this time it's headed for the Mall of America. The Orlando-based franchise recently posted listings on its corporate website for general manager, restaurant operations manager, kitchen manager, and sales manager positions at ... More >>

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    February 3, 2014

    T-Wolves Podcast, episode 2: K-Love's greatness goes to waste [AUDIO]

    Just before the 2012 Olympics, Kevin Love was asked how much patience he had for the Timberwolves front office's effort to put together a playoff-caliber roster."My patience is not high," he replied. "Would yours be, especially when I'm a big proponent of greatness surrounding itself with greatness? ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    Timberwolves unveiling new sleeved jerseys [PHOTO]

    Excited to wear our new Adidas jersey tomorrow night. Come out to the @targetentermn to see them in person!! shabazz muhammad (@phenom15balla) November 27, 2013 One season after the Golden State Warriors became the first NBA team in modern history to wear sleeves, our&nb ... More >>

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    November 22, 2013

    Kevin Garnett, back in Mpls for possibly the last time, says he still has love for Minnesota

    More than six years after the Timberwolves traded him to Boston for pennies on the dollar, Kevin Garnett will play what could be his last game at the arena he helped put on the NBA map.He's now 37 and in his 19th NBA season, and KG's numbers have declined precipitously during his first campaign with ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    At the intersection of music and basketball

    Three in the Key is Chris Koza's column exploring a musician's life as a basketball fanatic. The Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter-composer leads the band Rogue Valley. Get him on the court, and he's trouble.First Ave and 7th Street. It's a loaded sentence because to anyone who follows sports o ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    The funky night the Timberwolves finally beat the Lakers

    Three in the Key is Chris Koza's column exploring a musician's life as a basketball fanatic. The Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter-composer leads the band Rogue Valley. Get him on the court, and he's trouble.Not all rivalries are created equal. The Rolling Stones versus the Beatles has a differ ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    City Council unanimously approves $97 million Target Center renovation

    Twenty-three-year-old Target Center is one of the oldest venues in the NBA. Today, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a long-awaited, $97 million plan to finance its renovation. See Also: - Timberwolves and Mpls officials unveil $100 million Target Center renovation plan

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    November 4, 2013

    I can't stop watching this GIF of Kevin Love high-fiving a reluctant Spike Lee

    Following last night's impressive 109-100 victory over the Knicks in Madison Square Garden, the Timberwolves are still undefeated (3-0) and Kevin Love is the leading scorer in the NBA at 29.7 points per game. RELATED: Kevin Love makes City Pages blogger look like a fool [VIDEO] In other words... ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Kevin Love makes City Pages blogger look like a fool [VIDEO]

    With 10 seconds left in last night's season opening tilt, sure it looked like the hometown Timberwolves were headed for a disappointing defeat.After leading for basically the entire game, the T-Wolves let a team widely expected to be one of the worst in the NBA -- the Orlando Magic -- surge past the ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Timberwolves and Mpls officials unveil $100 million Target Center renovation plan

    This morning, Timberwolves and Minneapolis officials finally unveiled their long-promised plan to renovate the Target Center.SEE ALSO: Timberwolves reportedly eyeing Block E for new practice facility The $97 million plan includes a $48.5 million contribution from the city, $43 million from the Timbe ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    First Avenue, Dylan's home, Stinson Roof among Rolling Stone landmarks

    For rock 'n' roll road trippers, Rolling Stone has assembled a list of spots around the country that are worth a peek. This is everything from Chess Records in Chicago to Hitsville U.S.A. in Detroit to the Park Hill Houses in Staten Island, where the Wu-Tang Clan formed.As you might expect, a trio o ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    Nelly and General Mills debut Honey Nut Cheerios commercial

    Earlier this year, St. Lunatic rapper and businessman Nelly was spotted in the Twin Cities. He took in a Timberwolves game, ate some decadent dessert, and spent some quality time at General Mills.It wasn't too much of a stretch to imagine that he'd be here developing an ad campaign for Honey Nut Che ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    T-Wolves's Brandon Roy Facebook post peppered with brutal comments

    When Brandon Roy signed with the Timberwolves last summer, fans were optimistic. Though the 27-year-old superstar had retired less than a year earlier, citing incurable problems with his degenerative knees, he reportedly looked good while hoopin' with fellow NBA players over the summer and said all ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    New Timberwolf Lazar Hayward says he can see dead people... literally

    When the Timberwolves' tragi-comical string of injuries continued with forward Josh Howard blowing out his ACL last month, they signed a familiar face to replace him -- Lazar Hayward, who spent the 2010-11 season with the club.SEE ALSO: Call a whambulance: Kevin Love blasts T-Wolves management in in ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Call a whambulance: Kevin Love blasts T-Wolves management in interview

    Less than a year after signing a four-year, $62-million contract extension (well, really three years, with an option for a fourth), Timberwolves superstar Kevin Love is already hinting he wants out.SEE ALSO:-- T-Wolves' 'Cream Team' roster is about selling tickets to white fans, black council leader ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    Anti-Israel protest at Timberwolves-Haifa game leads to assault allegation [VIDEO]

    Last night, the Timberwolves hosted Maccabi Haifa B.C., a professional basketball team from Haifa, Israel, for an exhibition game at the Target Center.SEE ALSO: Andrew Zimmern and Sameh Wadi in political Twitter spatMinutes into the game, pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel (or perhaps more accurately, ... More >>

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    July 10, 2012

    Kevin Love: "My patience is not high" with T-Wolves

    While Kevin Love deserves to be on Team USA's roster as much as the next big-name forward in the NBA, he said he feels like he's missing something that the rest of the star-studded Olympic roster has. "It's tough seeing all these guys that are young and older who have all played in the playoffs," Lo ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Kevin Garnett takes a shot at T-Wolves management, and who can blame him?

    ​Tonight, Kevin Garnett plays in Minneapolis for what may be the final time.The man who made NBA basketball relevant in Minnesota will soon be 36 and is in his 16th NBA season. With averages of 15.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game, KG's production is still solid, but nagging leg injuries have rob ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: #10-1

    ​Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: #20-11Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.10. Babes in ToylandOrigin: Minneapolis | Active: 1987-2001 | Songs: "Bruise Violet" and "Sweet 69"  Kat Bjelland is one of the nastiest female vocalists, period. Although the woman who adeptl ... More >>

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    March 27, 2012

    Vanilla Ice and Kevin Garnett visit Timberwolves on Friday

    ​A couple blasts from the past will be in town this week as the Minnesota Timberwolves play host to the Boston Celtics (featuring our old "buddy" Kevin Garnett) and '90s pop superstar Vanilla Ice. The rapper will perform at halftime of Friday's contest at Target Center.Although "Ice Ice Baby" is n ... More >>

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    March 4, 2012

    Lindsay Lohan disses Minnesota hip-hop radio on Saturday Night Live?

    ​Lindsay Lohan dons a conrnrow wig in a Saturday Night Live skit about a fictional B108 hip-hop radio station based in Shakopee, Minnesota. Alhough it's a concept delivered with plenty of amusing local color -- anyone who remembers waiting expectantly in their youth for school closings to be annou ... More >>

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    February 21, 2012

    Martell Webster's bonehead play seals Timberwolves loss [VIDEO]

    Needing a 3-pointer, Webster opted for a meaningless dunk. Doh!​Martell Webster has an epic mohawk. So epic, in fact, that it might be impinging on his brain.Last night in Denver, the Timberwolves found themselves trailing the Nuggets 102-99 with just 4.9 seconds left in overtime. Denver was inbou ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Minnesota TimberTrolls: Top 7 images

    ​Yesterday, we brought you the story of the TimberTrolls, the hottest thing to hit Minnesota Timberwolves' online fanbase since... well, they're probably the hottest thing to ever hit the Wolves' online fanbase.And while they've only been at it for about a month, the Spaniards have already account ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    The Minnesota TimberTrolls: From Spain with love, and GIF images [VIDEO]

    ​It turns out Ricky Rubio's Minnesota arrival reinvigorated the Timberwolves in more ways than one. We expected Ricky to draw some Spanish fans to the team -- but nobody saw the Minnesota TimberTrolls coming. The TimberTrolls are a group of Spaniards who watched a T-Wolves game or two because of R ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    T-Wolves, Love nearing Wednesday contract deadline [VIDEO]

    ​Before a national TV audience on Friday night, Kevin Love shot the Timberwolves back into relevance after years of being regarded as the NBA's Siberia. As the buzzer sounded, Love drained one of the most dramatic game-winning three-point shots in franchise history, pushing the T-Wolves past an up ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    T-Wolves to wear Minnesota Muskie throwbacks [PHOTOS]

    ​The Timberwolves announced today that they will wear retro 1967-68 Minnesota Muskies uniforms for six home games this season.The jerseys are an homage to the ABA team that only played one season in Minneapolis before moving to Miami. Though the team will only wear the Muskies unis for a handful o ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Minnesota Timberwolves: On the brink of collapse?

    Are the Timberwolves on their way out?​Alright, let's face it. The Timberwolves are awful. Statistically, they're one of the worst teams in the NBA. And ever since Kevin Garnett left, we haven't seen a whole lot to give us hope that they're getting any better. But, aside from their terrible ... More >>

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    September 2, 2011

    Minnesota is taking all of America's jobs

    This is what jobs see as they come to our fine state.​No one in America found a job last month. Not one person. But in Minnesota, the job vacancies listings have shot up in recent months.This leads to some pretty interesting possibilities. Could it be that Minnesota is not part of the United State ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    Kurt Rambis fired by the Timberwolves

    WikipediaRambis took a bad situation and made it worse.​Like a wounded deer limping around the forest, Kurt Rambis was finally put out of his misery -- appropriately, by Timberwolves.The T-Wolves fired Rambis this morning, ending his reign at the helm of one of the league's worst teams. "I want t ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    NBA locks out players, Rubio and Timberwolves cool their heels

    Hey Ricky, how do you say "lockout" in Spanish?​The Minnesota state government wasn't the only thing that shut down at midnight last night. An hour earlier, at 12:01 Eastern time, the NBA entered a lockout that could postpone next season, if not cancel it altogether. As the existing collecti ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Five Minnesota sports saviors who fell short

    Ricky Rubio: Caution, savior at work.​Ricky Rubio has arrived in Minnesota with all the fanfare of a rock star, and now has the not-so-enviable task of trying to help the Minnesota Timberwolves earn the respect of their fans rather than ridicule.So in honor of Rubio's arrival, let's look back at f ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Ricky Rubio tweets Minnesota

    Rubio's still tweeting under his Barcelona colors. Let's get some Wolves garb on this kid, stat.​Ricky Rubio is finally in the house. The hoped-for savior of the Minnesota Timberwolves is scheduled for a media roll out this afternoon, fresh off the plane from Barcelona, and he's tweeting his a ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Minnesota billionaires listed by Forbes

    Let's consider trading places.​This news makes us want to go out and rent "Trading Places" all over again. Forbes is out with its list of the world's most wildly wealthy tycoons. Itfigures there are 1,210 billionaires in the world, worth a total of $4.5 trillion -- a figure that beats the gro ... More >>

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