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Bail Doubled On Couple Facing Welfare Fraud Charges

A Minnesota couple facing allegations of stealing public assistance spent their second day in a Hennepin County courtroom Friday. Colin and Andrea Chisholm remain in jail, facing felony fraud charges of misrepresenting their qualifications for taking food stamps, welfare payments and other assistance between 2005 and 2012.

04/18/2014

Aaron Harrison #2 of the Kentucky Wildcats hits the game winning shot as Josh Gasser #21 of the Wisconsin Badgers defends during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. The Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 74-73. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Five Things: Kentucky And UConn To Play For Title

The wildest NCAA Tournament of the modern era culminates with an 8 seed versus a 7 seed for the championship. Kentucky, a 74-73 winner over Wisconsin on Saturday, will face Connecticut, which upset Florida 64-53.

04/07/2014

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Neighbor Of Yacht Couple Calls Charges Against Them ‘Very Unsettling’

A run from the law ended in the Bahamas for a Minnesota couple accused of receiving welfare while living in luxury.

04/01/2014

Andrew Harrison #5 of the Kentucky Wildcats poses with the trophy after defeating the Michigan Wolverines 75 to 72. (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Five Things: Miller Brothers Bounced And Florida Is Still The Favorite

Kentucky, the preseason No. 1 that entered the Big Dance unranked, has reached the Final Four as an eight seed. The Wildcats will face Wisconsin, which upset top seed Arizona in a thriller.

03/31/2014

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Willingham Hits 1st HR, Twins Beat Red Sox 7-4

Josh Willingham finally hit his first home run of the spring in Minnesota’s exhibition finale, and the Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Saturday. The game was called because of rain with two outs in the top of the ninth inning. Mike Napoli went 2 for 2 with a home run and three RBIs for the Red Sox. Jake Peavy, making his third Grapefruit League start, gave up one run and three hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out three.

03/29/2014

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Napoli Homers In Red Sox 4-0 Win Over Twins

Mike Napoli hit a solo homer to help the Boston Red Sox defeat the Minnesota Twins 4-0 on Friday. The Red Sox gave Grady Sizemore the day off after telling the oft-injured three-time All-Star that he will be their starting center field on opening day. He has not played in the big leagues since 2011.

03/28/2014

Dakari Johnson #44 of the Kentucky Wildcats drives against Darius Carter #12 of the Wichita State Shockers. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: March Sadness Ends Cinderella Story

We’re being told this is a classic tournament, with juggernauts about to collide like meteors over Texas, and a classic Final Four in store for us. Depends on your view of classic. Does an Arizona – Florida Finals sound unprecedented? Is that must-see TV?

03/27/2014

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Tanaka Not At His Best In Yankees’ Win Over Twins

Masahiro Tanaka struggled a bit in one of his final tuneups for the regular season, allowing three runs while pitching into the sixth inning, but the New York Yankees still beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 victory Saturday.

03/22/2014

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Five Things: Life On The Bubble And Selection Sunday

A great weekend of hoops culminated in Sunday’s selection show. With the field set, the real madness can begin.

03/17/2014

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Young Hits 1st Spring HR As Mets And Twins Tie

New York Mets outfielder Chris Young has prided himself on trying to make better contact and not worrying about pulling the ball this spring. He couldn’t help himself Saturday, though. Young went 2 for 3 and hit his first home run of the spring off Scott Diamond in the bottom of the first inning as a Mets’ split squad tied the Minnesota Twins 3-3 in nine innings on Saturday.

03/15/2014

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Twins-Cards Game Canceled Due To Inclement Weather

The Minnesota Twins announced Thursday’s Spring Training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Hammond Stadium has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

03/06/2014

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Former Twin Johan Santana, Orioles Agree To Minor League Deal

Two-time AL Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana has agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles as he tries to come back from the second major operation on his left shoulder.

03/04/2014

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Twins Blog: Instant Replay Will Work

The Twins made a small amount of history on Monday when the first use of MLB’s “expanded” replay occurred at Hammond Stadium in Fort Meyers, Fla. It was so nice, they used it twice. Cliches aside, the use of instant replay has been a hot topic amongst baseball pundits and fans.

03/04/2014

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Best Spring Break Destinations For Students On A Budget

College students on a budget may still find discount travel packages to spring break destinations like South Padre Island, Daytona Beach and Panama City.

03/04/2014

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Longoria Homers, Balfour Perfect, Rays Top Twins

Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer and Grant Balfour was perfect in his first appearance in a Tampa Bay uniform since 2010, helping the Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Sunday.

03/02/2014

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Twins Prospect Sano Out For Season With Elbow Injury

The Minnesota Twins announced Saturday morning that one of their top minor league prospects will miss the entire 2014 season with an elbow injury. Twins officials said third baseman Miguel Sano will have Tommy John surgery to repair a torn UCL in his right elbow.

03/01/2014

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Twins Have Eye Back Home On GM Terry Ryan

While listening to assistant general manager Rob Antony deliver the traditional clubhouse talk on the first day of full-squad workouts, Minnesota Twins reliever Brian Duensing kept thinking of Terry Ryan.

02/25/2014

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Pelfrey Hopes To Rebound After Bad Year With Twins

Mike Pelfrey hopes to bounce back from a rough first season with the Minnesota Twins. The right-hander began last season less than a year after having Tommy John elbow-ligament replacement surgery and went 5-13 with a 5.17 ERA.

02/22/2014

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Mauer, Twins Adjust To His Position Switch

As the Minnesota Twins annual honors were handed out at Target Field, the club’s most valuable player hardly needed his introduction. He has a new title, though, and that’s going to take some getting used to. First baseman Joe Mauer.

02/14/2014

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Minn. May Lead US In 2013 Natural Disaster Claims

Move over, Florida. New numbers show that Minnesota could finish first when it comes to disaster insurance claims. Last year, Minnesota generated nearly $800 million in claims, and that’s only through the third quarter. If you’re wondering why your premium is going through the roof, you can blame what’s falling on your roof. Hail from storms on Aug. 6 damaged roofs, windows and siding all over the south metro.

01/09/2014

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Buxton, Meyer, Sano Among Twins Spring Invites

The Minnesota Twins will have their three top prospects in camp next month: center fielder Byron Buxton, starting pitcher Alex Meyer and third baseman Miguel Sano. The Twins announced Thursday they invited 23 players not on the 40-man major league roster to spring training this year in Fort Myers, Fla.

01/09/2014

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Thousands Of Snowy Owls Fly South In Search Of Food

As bad as winter has been in the Twin Cities, conditions are apparently much worse up in Canada. At least that’s one of the major factors that’s pushing a beautiful boreal creature to fly south.

01/08/2014

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Twins Spring Training Tickets Go On Sale Jan. 11

Single-game tickets for Minnesota Twins spring training games go on sale Jan. 11. Tickets will be available online, by phone, or at the Hammond Stadium box office in Fort Myers, Fla., or the Target Field box office in Minneapolis starting at 8 a.m. Central time that day.

01/03/2014

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Best Places In America For A Tropical Christmas

Americans hoping to escape winter weather can enjoy a tropical Christmas in Hawaii or Florida at places such as Honolulu, Lahaina, Waikiki and Key West.

12/10/2013

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11-21-13 Powerball Jackpot Goes Unclaimed On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Minnesota gets a big refund because of the Florida unclaimed jackpot…

11/21/2013

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