An estimated 90,000 Minnesota workers, and about six million across the country, could soon be able to get overtime pay under a new proposal by President Obama. Right now, salaried workers making less than $23,660 get overtime pay under federal law.
From the president’s overtime proposal to Apple launching their new streaming service, here are the four stories to know for Tuesday, June 30.
Zach LaVine made the tying and go-ahead free throws with 10.7 seconds left and scored six of his 20 points in overtime as the Minnesota Timberwolves outlasted the New York Knicks 95-92 on Thursday night in a matchup of the NBA’s biggest losers. Minnesota (15-53) ended a six-game losing streak and snapped a tie with the Knicks (14-54) for the NBA’s worst record. New York can still win for losing, and now has pole position in the race for the No. 1 draft pick.
Minnesota’s leading labor unions are pushing for stiffer penalties against employers caught improperly withholding worker pay or skirting overtime requirements.
Vladimir Tarasenko scored the lone shootout goal, and the St. Louis Blues rallied to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday night. It was Tarasenko’s second post-regulation winner in two nights. He scored in overtime on Friday to give St. Louis a victory over Edmonton.
Minneapolis Police allowed WCCO to see firsthand how officers trained for handling last month’s “Dinkytown Disturbance.” Police say they were far more prepared for last month’s event than they were during the riot in 2003. Each of these police situations occurred after the Gopher men’s hockey team appeared in national championship games.
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Matt Moulson’s goal at 2:15 of overtime gave the Minnesota Wild a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. Charlie Coyle had a goal and an assist and Jason Pominville and Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota. Ryan Suter had two assists and Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 13 shots.
David from Eagan asked: Who picks the 68 teams in the tournament?
High school tournament time is almost a guarantee for something exciting. In the boys’ basketball, Thursday night’s game between Hopkins and Shakopee was a thriller, going in to a fourth overtime. Many argue you win basketball games by playing the game. Thursday night Hopkins won by not playing.
Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau found the perfect way to celebrate their new contract extensions. Thornton scored his second goal of the game with 1:30 remaining in overtime to lead the San Jose Sharks to their sixth straight win, 3-2 over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.
Blair Walsh’s 34-yard field goal with 1:43 left in overtime gave the Minnesota Vikings a 23-20 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday after both teams missed kicks in the extra period.
Ten periods into their championship series, the Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks headed to Boston for Game 3 on Monday night. No one would be surprised if this one’s as close as the first two.
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Jason Zucker scored at 2:15 of overtime to give Minnesota a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, pulling the Wild within 2-1 in the Western Conference quarterfinal series.
Zach Parise scored 27 seconds into overtime to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.
More than 150 flights have been canceled so far Sunday at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Michigan’s Trey Burke saw overtime as a new opportunity. After watching his teammates struggle in the first half, and the Wolverines nearly eliminated from Big Ten tournament play in the second half, the freshman guard took matters into his own hands.
Bryce Aneloski scored 1:37 into overtime to lift Nebraska-Omaha to a 2-1 win over Minnesota State, Mankato in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game on Friday.
Law enforcement agencies are asking the Wisconsin Department of Justice to reimburse them for overtime costs from a pot plantation raid near Clam Lake.
Utility workers are racking up huge amounts of overtime as they scramble to hold together Duluth’s faltering infrastructure.
Workers for Delta Airlines and other air carriers will have more leeway to trade work shifts when a new Minnesota law takes effect Friday.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored in regulation and in the shootout, helping the Minnesota Wild end an eight-game losing streak by beating the St. Louis Blues 3-2 Tuesday night.
Kevin Durant had career highs of 47 points and 18 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a 31-point, 21-rebound night from Kevin Love to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 118-117, in overtime on Wednesday night.
John Madden led the Minnesota Wild to a dramatic road victory on a difficult night for the veteran center.