Think marijuana is a harmless drug? We mostly agree. But if you're looking for a sad pot-related story, look no further than the tale of 26-year-old Mounds View grad Mark Hamburger.A GOOD PROBLEM TO HAVE? Moorhead police decry recent influx of Cali medical marijuanaTwo years ago, Hamburger, a former ... More >>
As another baseball season begins, MLB faces an unstable future — and you're picking up the tab
Leaked document reveals the secrets of the GOP's coded language
The first half of the 2012 Twins season ended with a thud in a game that will be remembered for a loud boom.Yesterday, the Twins got within one strike of victory in the bottom of the ninth, but ended up losing a heartbreaking 4-3, 13-inning game to the Texas Rangers in Arlington. The game was delaye ... More >>
A year ago at this time, the Twins were coming off a rousingly successful inaugural year at Target Field, and the future looked bright.As the old saying goes, what a difference a last-place season makes. After 99 losses and more injuries than you can shake a Punto at, it appears the young-talent- ... More >>
Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually abused by cops. Should Scouts share the blame?
Joe Nathan is officially heading for a warmer climate. Nathan, who turns 37 today, is signing with the Texas Rangers for a two-year, $14.5 million contract with a 2014 option. That brings to an end seven years of Nathan pitching, during which time he set the record for all-time most team saves. ... More >>
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The Twins' new ace? As the Twins slip farther and farther down the AL Central ladder, Michael Cuddyer's name keeps popping up in trade talks. There's a few contenders out there that could use the guy's bat, his glove, and his clubhouse leadership. But who woulda thought that Cuddyer might just ... 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 >>
Get out of your car this week, but stay in the shade!Here's some unfortunate timing: Minneapolis Bike Walk Week just happens to coincide with this morning's Excessive Heat Warning. But at least Bike To Work Day comes Thursday, by which time the tropical heat should have abated. Bike riders m ... More >>
Were the Twins just an arm away from beating the Yanks?
For the third year running, Mauer rebounds will swagger.
Famous director assigns motive to Bush's M.O., but at this point, who cares?
By now every Twins fan worth his salt (and any that come here for their news) should have read the Blotter post or heard that Torii Hunter spouted off to the New York Daily News about trade rumors. He added that he'd love to be in New York, or Boston, to play in what old friend David Ortiz ... More >>
From now through the dog-days of August, we will tell ourselves that the Twins are only x games out of first place, a mere x and a half out of the wild card spot, and remember that just last year we were almost a dozen games out before we went and took the crown. All the while a sneaking suspicion ... More >>
Former President George W. Bush Dead at 72
Snoozing through a pennant race
The Twins Are Playing Like Their Early Slump Is Behind Them. Maybe.
Baseball: More like it used to be than ever before
Is there any way to keep Major League Baseball in Minnesota? Well, for starters we could get a judge to classify Carl Pohlad as a vulnerable adult...
After a slow start and a broken jaw, Twins leadoff man Otis Nixon is back to his pesky self
How do you solve a problem as intractable as homelessness?
Handicapping the races in baseball's first full season since 1993.