Super Bowl contenders upgraded their rosters either by trade or free agency. Losing teams added talent in the hopes of making a run at the playoffs. Here are 10 of the most noteworthy moves.
The hot weather forecasted for Tuesday will have lots of people looking for some relief. It should be a popular day for lakes, pools and water parks around the Twin Cities. Lake Josephine in Roseville is likely to be a popular spot in Roseville Tuesday as much of the Twin Cities is under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Michael Rhey has two loves – Star Wars and the Minnesota Vikings. “I’m a die-hard fan of both,” he said. “I wanted to put my two passions together.” So what do you get with an $1,800 budget and eight months of customizing a costume?
This week, youth soccer players from 17 countries, and all over the nation, take to the fields at the National Sports Center in Blaine as part of the Schwan’s USA Cup – the largest soccer tournament in the western hemisphere. Though the heat has been oppressive, there are still nearly 25,000 people in attendance.
When John Johnston started coaching boys golf at Olivia High School, Lyndon B. Johnson was President. After 50 years, he just retired this week as the head coach of BOLD High School. “Not in any stretch of my imagination did I think I’d be doing this for that long,” Johnston said.
Larry Gallagher was a top-notch athlete growing up in Columbia Heights, and along the way he started umpiring baseball games. Nearly 60 years since his first game, he’s still doing it almost every day.
Minnesota State Lottery players won nearly $3.9 million in prizes during the 6 ½-week run up to Saturday night’s Powerball jackpot drawing. The run ended with a single $590.5 million winning ticket sold in Florida. But two tickets sold in Minnesota for the drawing are worth $10,000.
The Minnesota Twins are loading onto their buses this week for the annual winter caravan, crisscrossing Twins Territory to visit 50 communities.
The Hamline University men’s basketball team coach has been suspended indefinitely, and 14 of its players have also been disciplined stemming from a New Year’s Eve incident in which former Piper player Eugene Lawrence was charged with assaulting woman.
It’s day two of a lockout of the Minnesota Orchestra and while negotiations continue, they’re not allowed to perform.
The Minnesota Vikings have experienced a significant talent decline in two seasons since reaching the NFC championship game, and with that turnover has also come a loss of leadership.
The group of retired NFL players that was part of the labor talks during the lockout last year has not given up a push for better post-career care.
It’s quite a scene when you gather a group of veteran baseball players to a nice ball park on a sun kissed day.
NFL owners overwhelmingly approved a tentative agreement Thursday that would end the lockout, provided that players re-establish their union and sign off on the proposal. But the players didn’t vote, leaving the country’s most popular sport in limbo for at least another day.
Union chief Billy Hunter says “it’s obvious the lockout will happen tonight” after players and owners failed to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, potentially putting the 2011-12 season in jeopardy.