In November, Wild goalie Josh Harding went public with his multiple sclerosis diagnosis. He vowed to continue his NHL career, but the odds looked to be against him sticking around for long -- only one other player saw game action in the pros following an MS diagnosis, and Jordan Sigalet's one-game N ... More >>
Lynn Phillip Seibel, a former drama teacher at Shattuck-St. Mary's boarding school in Faribault, was charged today with 17 felony counts of child pornography and sexual misconduct.Seibel is charged with one count of soliciting a child to engage in sexual conduct, one count of using minors in pornogr ... More >>
When Minnesota Wild management did their best Miami Heat impersonation and signed free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to identical 13-year, $98-million contracts last week, the franchise immediately became relevant for the first time in nearly a decade.After years of neglecting them, we here at C ... More >>
Derek Boogaard, the former Wild player whose death made him a poster boy for anti-enforcer sentiment, received more than 100 prescriptions for various pills from NHL team doctors in the years before his death.
That's perhaps the most alarming finding in a New York Times report out today that gives ... More >>
Last summer, the Twins said they were "looking into" making their own "It Gets Better" video. According to Kevin Smith, Twins director of public affairs, that video will finally be unveiled early this season.In an e-mail to City Pages, Smith said the video will be shot in April and will begin run ... More >>
Three businessmen accused of participating in Trevor Cook's Ponzi scheme were indicted again yesterday for various financial frauds, including an attempt by one of the men to buy into the Minnesota Wild.
Jason Bo-Alan Beckman, Gerald Joseph Durand, and Patrick Joseph Kiley worked with Tre ... More >>
Cal Clutterbuck took two big swings and nailed... the wrong guy.Minnesota Wild winger Cal Clutterbuck is known for a few things. First, there's that great name of his.Clutterbuck's also one of the most prolific hitmen in the NHL: A couple years back, while playing for the Wild, Clutterbuck set th ... More >>
Aaron Boogaard posed for this picture with the Penguins. Now he's posing for a mugshot.Aaron Boogaard, the 24-year-old brother of former Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard, turned himself in to police on Wednesday to face potential felony narcotics charges in connection with Derek's overdose death on M ... More >>
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 >>
Erin Carlyle's cover story on Joe Gustafson is nominated for Story of the Year.The Page One Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists honor the best in journalism from across Minnesota, and we're proud to say that we've been nominated for 23 awards in this year's contest.
The 23 no ... More >>
RIP Derek BoogaardDerek Boogaard, the popular Wild enforcer who had signed with the New York Rangers, was found dead in his apartment Friday at the age of 28.Boogaard was found unresponsive by his brothers Ryan and Aaron at around 6 p.m. in his condo at 415 1st Street North in Minneapolis. It cou ... More >>
Wild head coach Todd Richards is out.The Minnesota Wild have fired head coach Todd Richards, the team's general manager, Chuck Fletcher, has just announced. The move takes place "immediately."
The news comes after just two seasons for the 44-year-old Richards, who took the job after after th ... More >>
YouTubeFletcher explains his decision.After two poor seasons, head coach of the Minnesota Wild Todd Richards was ousted from his job this morning.
Now, Chuck Fletcher, the team's general manager, is explaining why he made his decision.
"The Good Neighbor" has a bad week.Can you still be a "Good Neighbor" if everyone's moved away?
Yesterday, we learned that WCCO-AM failed in its bid to snag Gov. Mark Dayton for a regular weekly radio show. Today, the University of Minnesota announced it was pulling the plug on all its long- ... More >>
At AT&T Center, Inspectors found 18 pounds of expired hot dogs.Do sports concessionaires get distracted by big plays and slack on food safety? ESPN recently looked into stadium eats--from the health inspector's perspective and published highlights from the 2009 reports for MLB, NBA, NHL and N ... More >>
Screen grab via ESPN The MagazineThe Twins fancy new ballpark gets some ESPN loveWe know the food's great. We know it's growing a soul. It's a hit with wildlife. And now we know that the Twins' fancy new Target Field is the best stadium in the country -- not just for baseball, or football, or ... More >>