Sun Country Faces $115K Fine For Allegedly Violating Screening RequirementsMinnesota-based Sun Country Airlines faces a fine after the FAA says it violated drug and alcohol screening requirements.
Minnesota GOP To Pay $26K Fine Over Fed Reporting IssueThe Republican Party of Minnesota has agreed to pay a $26,000 fine to settle federal campaign finance reporting violations. The Federal Election Commission accepted the agreement earlier this month. According to the FEC, former Minnesota GOP chairman Tony Sutton would keep some invoices in his office.
Wild Defenseman Scandella Fined For Hit To HeadMinnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella has been fined by the NHL for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie. The hit occurred in the first period of their game on Saturday, when Scandella was assessed a minor penalty.
Timberwolves' Martin Fined $15K For Crude GestureThe NBA has fined Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin $15,000 for what the league called an "obscene gesture" during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bulls. The league announced the fine Monday. The gesture came after Martin hit a 3-pointer with just over 90 seconds to play in the game Saturday night. As he headed back to the other end of the court, Martin cupped his hands and held them just below his waist.
Vikings' Exum Fined $22K For Illegal Block Minnesota Vikings safety Antone Exum has been fined $22,050 by the NFL for an illegal blindside block against the Green Bay Packers last week. Exum was penalized for hitting the Packers' Jarrett Bush during a punt return in the second quarter of the Thursday night game of Oct. 2.
Good Question: What Can The NBA Do To Punish A Team Owner?The NBA commissioner will address racist statements attributed to LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Tuesday. The statements, reportedly between Sterling and his girlfriend, surfaced over the weekend. In the recordings, a man is heard telling a woman, "Yeah, it bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?"
Reality Check: The Consequences Of Not Signing Up For MNsureIn Minnesota, at least one group opposed to Obamacare encouraged Minnesotans not to enroll and encouraged them to refuse to sign up on any website. Gov. Mark Dayton calls it inexplicable. "It's been a barrage of criticism all the way. It's been people cheering when it has problems. It's been telling people not to enroll, which i think was very ill-advised," Dayton said.
CB Cook Fined $26,250 For Contact With OfficialMinnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook has been fined $26,250 for contact with an official, per NFL guidelines. Cook told reporters Wednesday his agent has filed an appeal with the league. He said he realizes he has to keep his composure in those situations and added a "guarantee it will not happen again."
Lions' Ndamukong Suh Appeals $100K Fine From NFL Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh says he is appealing the NFL's $100,000 fine against him for his hit on a Vikings player over the weekend.
Lions' Suh Fined $100,000 For Illegal Block On Vikings' SullivanDetroit star Ndamukong Suh has been fined $100,000 by the NFL for his illegal low block in the season-opening victory over the Minnesota Vikings last weekend.
Talking Points: Wilfs' Fraud Issues & The Vikings StadiumThe Metropolitan Sport Facilities Authority was supposed to vote later this week on some of the final agreements for the Vikings stadium deal. But those votes have been postponed after Gov. Mark Dayton called for a review of the nearly $1 billion stadium plan.
Braun Loses Endorsement Deal With Kwik TripA chain of convenience stores is cutting ties with Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun in the wake of his season-ending suspension. Gary Gonczy, director of marketing and advertising for Kwik Trip, Inc., says the company will no longer use Braun as a spokesman.