Soon enough, the area known as Block E may be better known as Mayo Clinic Square. The plan to retrofit the much beleaguered Block E in downtown Minneapolis was unveiled on Tuesday afternoon. The transition should be complete by fall 2015.
It was another eventful year in local sports with three local professional teams making the playoffs, a high profile coach getting dismissed and a football team having a turnaround season.
Maya Moore swears she’s been preparing for the role of Betty Lou her entire life. The WNBA Finals MVP and two-time champion for the Minnesota Lynx, who starred at UConn, has branched out into acting in Pepsi’s Uncle Drew ad campaign that features Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving.
After months of Block E standing for “Block Empty” there’s a new plan in place to bring some life to the desolate area in downtown Minneapolis.
The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the term sheet on a $97 million plan to renovate the Target Center, which is currently 23 years old and in need of a facelift.
When it comes to basketball in the Twin Cities, the world champion Minnesota Lynx have been getting all the love. But now, it seems the Timberwolves may be the new hot team. One game into the season, they are undefeated. And fan favorites like Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love are healthy. At the Target Center, ticket sales and energy are both up for Friday night’s game.
Los Lynx are now calling themselves “Dos Lynx.” The Minnesota Lynx celebrated its second WNBA Championship in three years on Monday.
Looking to cheer on the Minnesota Lynx Thursday night but don’t have a spot to watch the game? Head to Hubert’s in downtown Minneapolis. The Lynx travel to Atlanta Thursday for Game 3 of the WNBA Finals and have a 2-0 lead over the Dream in the series.
Seimone Augustus scored 20 points and Lindsay Whalen had 14 points and five assists to push the Minnesota Lynx to the brink of their second title in three seasons with an 88-63 victory over the Atlanta Dream in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals on Tuesday night.
Tuesday night for the Minnesota Lynx is about winning Game 2 and never coming back to Minnesota – just like they did two years ago against Atlanta. Minnesota’s WNBA squad is 1-0 in the series, and has found the star to carry the load at all times. What’s become apparent is the Lynx have the best player on the floor in Maya Moore.
Minnesota Timberwolves stars Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio are the latest local sports figures to pick up the tab on Lynx playoff tickets. Love and Rubio teamed to purchase 500 tickets for Game 2 of the WNBA Finals, given away for free to fans on a first-come, first-served basis over the phone on Monday morning.
Maya Moore had 23 points, including three 3-pointers in the first quarter to propel Minnesota from the start, and the Lynx delivered a dominant 84-59 victory over the Atlanta Dream in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday night. Moore shot 10 for 16 from the floor and grabbed seven rebounds, and Monica Wright pitched in 20 points off the bench. Seimone Augustus scored her usual 19 points, and the Lynx overwhelmed the Dream by leading the entire game and shooting 49.4 percent from the field. Angel McCoughtry finished with 17 points for the Dream, but she needed 24 shots to get there, making just six field goals. Aneika Henry added 14 points for the Dream, who fell to 0-7 in the finals since 2010. They were swept by the Lynx in 2011.
Maya Moore has homecourt advantage throughout the WNBA Finals. The Minnesota Lynx star has taken her play to another level this season, fulfilling the promise she had as one of the most celebrated college players ever when she was taken No. 1 overall three years ago.
Ever since the Minnesota Lynx lost in the WNBA finals last year, they’ve been focused on getting back there.
Looking for a ticket to watch the Lynx in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday? Flip Saunders might be your answer. Timberwolves officials said Saunders bought 500 upper level tickets for Sunday night’s game at Target Center.