-- Update at bottom --The Twins are finding new and creative ways to squeeze a few more bucks out of fans.FROM LAST WEEK: Twins owner Jim Pohlad says there's "no ceiling" on payroll, yet it keeps going down anywayToday, team officials announced that starting Friday, they'll sell $15 batting practice ... More >>
The 2013 campaign is the Twins' fourth in Target Field. Unfortunately, new digs didn't usher in a golden age from the team -- on the contrary, after winning the division championship in 2010, the on-field product has deteriorated to the point where you'd have a hard time finding a baseball pundit wh ... More >>
A new Minnesota Twins ad proves that anticipation for the 2013 Major League Baseball season and the snow still lingering on the ground don't have to be mutually exclusive. Anyone who needs something to interrupt the perpetual grumbling about winter should immediately check out this love letter to ou ... More >>
Fourteen years after its last major rebranding, St. Paul's Summit Brewery is back at it again. Late last week the godfathers of Minnesota craft brewing announced that in 2013 the brand will debut a new logo. Look for the new logo to launch early this spring.According to Summit's blog, ... More >>
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SEE ALSO:-- Strangers at the Twins game: A blind don't-call-it-a-date in their own tweets-- Twins payroll: Why in Gardy's name is it being slashed?Don't let this season's on-field product fool you -- the past dozen years have been very good for the Minnesota Twins.According to a new study by Busines ... More >>
Related:Soundset 2012 lineup announcedWith Soundset 2012 less than a month away now, the Rhymesayers Entertainment folks have launched a rapid-fire barrage of new videos.Conveniently enough, the guys featured in these fresh clips -- Brother Ali, MaLLy, I Self Devine, and Aesop Rock -- will all take ... More >>
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On the heels of the release of Surly's Bandwagon, a new West Coast-style Indian Pale Ale that will be exclusively available at Target Field, Schell's Brewery, the company that gave the world Grain Belt Premium and more recently Grain Belt Nordeast, announced the launch of a new, limited release brew ... More >>
If the fact that Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney's show at Target Field sold out in a mere four hours isn't enough to convince you that top-40 country is winning the populist vote here in the Twin Cities, this should do it: The snoozy longtime lite rock staple WLTE (102.9 Lite FM) will switch to an ... More >>
Mini markets now allow for non-local fruit to be sold.Farmers markets in Minneapolis will now require a larger percentage of vendors to be food growers. The City Council recently passed ordinance amendments calling for 60 percent of vendors to be agricultural producers, which includes growers ... More >>
The collapsed Metrodome makes a comeback.Centerplate, a concessions provider for entertainment venues, convention centers, and sports stadiums, announced its new menu items for the 2011 NFL season at the Metrodome. If you're looking for Vikings-watching fuel, here's what you can expect:
There was a lot of fun at Target Field this weekend, from bizarre bobbleheads to championship reunions to kids running the bases on perhaps the nicest day of the summer. Too bad the game on the field was so damn bad. The Twins were swept by the formerly reeling Chicago White Sox, dropping the h ... More >>
YouTubeRiley Meester on the jumbotron.Most Americans don't even know all the words to the Star Spangled Banner, and once they open their mouths to try and span its octave and a half of perilous notes, they're stymied. [See Aguilera, Christina.] But it's not a problem for Riley Meester, a 14- ... More >>
WikiOzzie's pissed that the Twins 'midgets' beat his Sox again.It was a busy day in Twins Territory: our boys edged the White Sox in a 1-0 victory yesterday afternoon, their fourth in a row over the Chicago nine, and seven straight dating back to last season. The Japanese press was in full ... More >>
The guard has been reprimanded, but still works at the stadium.Taylor Campione and Kelsi Culpepper -- two lesbian women from Minneapolis -- were recently scolded by a Target Field security guard for what they call a "brief kiss." After seeing the quick peck on the lips, the guard told the wo ... More >>
Six15 RoomThe Grand Hotel's lounge gets a major makeover. The San Francisco-based Kimpton boutique hotel chain recently took over the Grand Hotel in downtown Minneapolis and put the property under a major renovation. The Zahtar restaurant upstairs is still intact, but the lobby-side lounge go ... More >>
Target Field gates will open at 6 p.m. tonight for the 7:10 p.m. Harmon Killebrew memorial service. Admission is free, ballpark concessions will be open, and seating will be general admission, so come on downtown and pay your final respects to the late Twins great. And wear your No. 3 shirt, ... More >>
The Greek god of the Sun. See the similartity? (Work with us here.)The Storm Gods got their twister on the other evening, ripping up a garage in St. Michael, scaring the bejeebus out of Twins fans at Target Field and pelting the Twin Cities with enough golf ball-sized hail to give a car insur ... More >>
"Dude, you didn't throw the game away!"For tossing a sloppy, six walk, two-strikeout, possibly LSD influenced no hitter, Francisco Liriano, with his 6.61 ERA, 24 bb to 20 K ratio, shared the American League Player of the Week award with the Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander. Verlander also t ... More >>
Hail injuriesWell, the nice weather didn't last long, did it? Less than eight hours after a serious break in the cold streak -- to the tune of 88 degrees -- we're getting pelted by chunks of ice across the metro (even at Target Field). Guess we should be used to it by now, right? Here's a video f ... More >>
Photo by Andrea SwenssonWith the first month of the Twins season completed, Minnesota baseball fans may have noticed something a little different about this year's home games: The music. That's because longtime music director Kevin Dutcher, who was with the team from 2000 up until last year's ina ... 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 >>
FacebookWally's got a new gig.Wally "The Beer Man" McNeil beat the rap that he sold suds to a minor last September at Target Field, but don't look for the legendary hawker at the Twins' home opener. McNeil and the team have parted ways. The 76-year-old local legend, says he's going to ply t ... More >>
Police say Jason Yang climbed over a chain link fence and jumped to his death.Minneapolis homicide and internal affairs units are investigating what may have prompted Jason Yang of West St. Paul to leap to his death after running from police outside the Epic nightclub early Saturday morning. ... More >>
The Twins now try to become the fifth LDS team to come back from 0-2.
Time for The Franchise to open the store.
Image via Sanford HealthWhat you'll see along with Target, Budweiser and other branding.Let's see if we have this right. The Minnesota Twins play at Target Field underneath a gargantuan Budweiser sign visible from the the entire neighborhood. They are surrounded by advertising logos inside ... More >>
Jim Thome and Target Field star on the new cover of Sports Illustrated.Jim Thome and Target Field are the stars of the latest Sports Illustrated cover, in a beautiful wide shot capturing the leftie DH downtown on his home turf. Now let's just hope the SI cover jinx doesn't hold true, as the ... More >>
A sweep gives the Twins a six-game lead in the Central.
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 >>
Photo: Nick VlcekSandy Steelman had an unfortunate task Monday morning, informing four folks working in offices at the the Internet Exchange building that their cars had been crushed after a 30-feet wide, 10-feet high section of retaining wall had given way and crushed their cars. Steeman's ... More >>
This is not the first showdown between the two hot arms.
Coming to the southwest suburbsPlans for a third light rail line connecting downtown Minneapolis and Eden Prairie have won approval from the Met Council. The 14-mile, $1.25 billion Southwest Corridor route will run through Minnetonka, Hopkins and St. Louis Park and link up downtown with the ... More >>
As we reported last week, Paul Westerberg recently resurfaced to play a rare, two-song set at Target Field for the travelogue-style documentary 40 Nights of Rock 'n' Roll. Today, the filmmakers sent us a teaser clip of the performance, which includes a snippet of his acoustic performance on top o ... More >>
Former Paste editor Steve LaBate and filmmaker Scott Sloan are in the midst of a trek called "40 Nights of Rock 'n' Roll," in which they travel the country rounding up musicians for interviews and performances, and they've been keeping their stop in the Twin Cities a secret until today. It turns ... More >>
June, July, and August unlock the gates
More than table scraps please, the mayor tells legislatorsThat $800 million Vikings stadium bill working its way through the Legislature this week amounts to nothing more than "left-over crumbs" for St. Paul, the city's mayor told state lawmakers in a letter yesterday. At issue: Proposed deb ... More >>
Cuddy wastes little time cashing in on Target Field.
Who's the top threat to unseat the Twins as Central Division champs? Welcome back to baseball!
Laurie Lindeen will spatula-slap foodies
A year after announcing it wanted to sublease its space, GameWorks said it is closing its doors at Block E, as well as six other locations around the country. And while the local press has been quick to point out that this represents another step back for Block E, it's worth pointing out that ... More >>
He represented Hennepin County when it was acquiring the land for Target Field, and he represented the developer who was working with the landowner to get the sweetest deal possible.
County and state officials met to figure out how best to proceed with environmental impact studies.
Eat some ice cream, drink some gin, whip up some shrimp and then go to Fork the Fire this weekend!
Koyi Sushi Too is now open for dinner at the old Seward Co-op location in Minneapolis
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