Fans in Iowa got a chance Wednesday to see two major leaguers in the minors. Joe Mauer and Ricky Nolasco both played for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, the Twins’ farm team.
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Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer and starter Ricky Nolasco are scheduled to begin minor league rehab stints next week.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Monday that they’re returning to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, this fall to host a preseason game. It’ll be the team’s first trip back to Iowa since 2002.
A Minnesota man is facing a first-degree murder charge in the 1999 slaying of an Iowa woman after a recent review of the cold case developed new information leading to the arrest, police said. Deshaun Lamont Phillips, 34, of Lakeville, Minn., was already in jail in Minnesota’s Scott County on a domestic assault charge when the charge in the killing of Judith Weeks was filed Friday.
These days, many fans of the Twins are more excited about players like Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton than Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau or anyone else in Minnesota.
It is a river city and that means it’s been around for a while. It also means it’s probably seen its share of baseball in some form. Cedar Rapids’ latest chapter involves the Twins. The Kernels moved to Iowa from Beloit, Wis. – taking the place of an Angels’ affiliate. Kernels fan David Nelson says its minor league baseball, complete with the minor league feel.
The Twins’ future could be the focus soon if this team continues to place last-place baseball. And down in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, there is some hope.
A 31-year-old northern Iowa man who took two boys across state lines to molest them has been given life in prison.
A man who was badly burned when an Illinois grain elevator exploded two years ago knows he may ultimately get a big chunk of the $181 million that a federal jury awarded him and two co-workers who were seriously injured in the blast. He just doesn’t know how much good it will do him.
They were learning to become truck drivers but wound up in a nightmare. In detailed accounts to a federal agency, dozens of female employees of one of the nation’s largest trucking companies told of being propositioned, groped and even assaulted by male drivers during cross-country training rides.
Vandals have struck a northwest Cedar Rapids neighborhood, marring vehicles, mailboxes and garage doors with the letters KKK.
The three Decorah eaglets that hatched this spring as millions watched online have left the nest.
Mixing icky with sticky is always a tough balancing act for comedy filmmakers, but maybe Minnesotans are just better at hitting the sickie-sweet spot.