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Rep. Apologizes For Controversial NBA Tweet

The Minnesota legislator whose tweet about the NBA aroused cries of racism is apologizing Monday. Rep. Pat Garofalo, a fifth-term Republican from Farmington, has faced an avalanche of criticism for suggesting this weekend that pro basketball players had criminal tendencies.

03/10/2014

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Minn. Rep. Gets Nat’l Attention After Controversial NBA Tweet

A Minnesota lawmaker is getting national attention for a tweet posted on his Twitter page Sunday – and some are calling it racist.

03/09/2014

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‘They’ve Used An Atom Bomb To Kill An Ant’: Attorney On Suspension After Tweet

It was supposed to be joke, a sarcastic response. But a two-word tweet caused an uproar in the Elk River School District. Reid Sagehorn, 17, was suspended for seven weeks after he responded “actually, yes” when a post asked if he’d ever made-out with a teacher at Rogers High School.

02/24/2014

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Athlete Suspended Over Tweet Will Get To Wrestle

A Minnesota high school athlete who was suspended over a tweet has dropped his push for a court order that would allow him to compete after learning he’ll be allowed to wrestle this season. Tyson Leon, a 16-year-old football player and wrestler at Shakopee High School, had argued that his tweet about “drilling” his teammates was about tackling opponents.

10/24/2013

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Minn. Athlete Challenges Suspension From Sports

A Minnesota high school athlete is challenging his suspension from sports, saying a tweet about drilling his teammates was about tackling opponents and wasn’t a threat. Tyson Leon, a 16-year-old football player and wrestler at Shakopee High School, says the suspension from sports is hurting his chances of getting a wrestling scholarship to attend college. However, a school district attorney said in court Tuesday that his suspension was only for football and that he will still be able to wrestle, according to the Star Tribune.

10/23/2013

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Pekovic, Timberwolves Agree On New 5-Year Deal

The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms on a five-year deal with restricted free agent center Nikola Pekovic. Wolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders tweets that the deal is done. Saunders and Pekovic’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, spent more than a month negotiating the deal, which was completed on Wednesday.

08/14/2013

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An Open Letter To Ann Colter

Ann Colter tweeted out about President Obama using the “R” word.

10/24/2012

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Jablonski Tweets Big Step In His Recovery

A high school hockey player who was paralyzed last year says he made a big step Tuesday in his recovery.

05/29/2012

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Minn. Senator’s Tweet Sparks Ethics Complaint

A Minnesota senator faces an ethics complaint for a remark she posted on Twitter about a colleague.

05/21/2011

Tweet for a Pet Bird

Tweeting the old-fashioned way can net you a steep discount on a fine feathered pet.

08/27/2010

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