The Minnesota Timberwolves know the story. They know that no one expects them to be very good this season. After all, they just traded the face of their franchise and remade their core around some very dynamic and very young players.
While many stars are born, others are made. No building could tell that story better than First Avenue. From the outside walls to the performers who take the stage, it’s the spot that put Minneapolis on the map in world of music. But it’s the person running the venue who is truly a shining star to her family and hometown.
A 24-year-old woman is in jail accused of deliberately hitting a woman with her car in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday. According to Minneapolis police, the incident happened at around 1 a.m. on the 500 block of Hennepin Avenue South.
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords visited Minneapolis on Monday afternoon. Giffords was meeting privately with Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau and domestic violence prevention advocates.
Two University of Minnesota football players were honored by the Big Ten Conference Monday after the Gophers beat Purdue 39-38 in their homecoming game Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. With the win, Minnesota improved to 6-1 on the season, 3-0 in conference play and became bowl-eligible for the third straight season.
Amy Senser is headed home Monday after finishing the work release portion of her sentence in the 2011 death of Anousone Phanthavong in a hit-and-run crash in Minneapolis. The wife of former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser will now be on supervised release either at her Edina home or someplace else she wants to live for the next year.
The man arrested and accused in the shooting that left two injured at a Minneapolis bar earlier this week was marking his 23rd birthday on the day he allegedly committed the assault. Police say that they have taken Devon Strouss into custody in connection with the Wednesday shooting at the 19 Bar on 14th Street.
Minneapolis city officials said Friday that with fall here, crews will soon begin street sweeping. Officials with Minneapolis Public Works said street sweeping will begin Oct. 21 and last about four weeks. Drivers who park on city streets will need to move their cars so crews can do an adequate job of cleaning up city streets.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Friday their radio broadcast schedule for the 2014-15 regular season. All 82 games can be heard on WCCO Radio 830 AM.
A hearing date has been set for Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson following his arrest after allegedly refusing to leave a downtown Minneapolis restaurant. Johnson did not appear in court at his arraignment on Friday morning, but was represented by his attorney at the Hennepin County Courthouse.
For the sizable African population in the Twin Cities, Ebola fears are never far out of mind. Abdi Bihi, with the Brian Coyle Center, said they have formed a partnership with the Liberian community and are working with them to bring awareness to how the Ebola virus is spread.
Minnesota is built around a power running attack, with sound defense and special teams to back it up. The Gophers were even good enough one afternoon last month to beat San Jose State by three scores while completing only one pass. Mitch Leidner missed that game with injuries, and since he’s returned there have been signs that, yes, this team can throw the ball.
A sport that combines ice hockey and soccer is getting its due in the Twin Cities. The USA Bandy Hall of Fame will induct its first members on Oct. 22 at the Aster Cafe in Minneapolis.
Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries in a shooting at a Minneapolis bar Wednesday night. Minneapolis police say a man was kicked out of the 19 Bar near downtown Minneapolis, but returned and fired rounds into the bar’s front door from outside.
The quick thinking of three Minneapolis police officers is being credited for saving a man’s life. An officer saw two people arguing early Saturday morning on Nicollet Mall and 5th Street when a girl pulled out a knife and stabbed a man.