The Minnesota Wild have placed veteran left wing Matt Cooke on waivers, for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release. The Wild announced Thursday they will buy out the final season of Cooke’s contract, provided his clearance through waivers.
The Minnesota Wild have taken goalie Josh Harding off injured reserve and placed him on waivers. The Wild announced the move Monday.
The Buffalo Sabres have claimed enforcer Zenon Konopka off waivers from the Minnesota Wild. This is the seventh team for the 33-year-old forward, who also played for Anaheim, Columbus, Tampa Bay, Ottawa and the New York Islanders.
The Minnesota Twins have placed first baseman Justin Morneau on revocable waivers. If Morneau is claimed before Wednesday’s deadline, the Twins can work out a trade with the claiming team, let that team take his contract or pull him back and keep him in Minnesota.
The Nationals have acquired left-hander Tyler Robertson off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. The 25-year-old Robertson is 2-2 with a 5.54 ERA in 42 career relief appearances over two seasons with the Twins. Robertson is the son of Jay Robertson, a special assistant to Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo.
Partly for safety reasons, permits are required to hunt for fossils at a St. Paul park where a rockslide killed a fourth-grader on a field trip, left one missing and injured two others. St. Paul requires applicants to sign a waiver releasing the city from any liability for injuries or property damage.
The Minnesota Twins claimed outfielder Clete Thomas off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
Dozens of states intend to apply for waivers to free their schools from a federal mandate that they set aside hundreds of millions of dollars a year for after-school tutoring.
President Barack Obama is set to announce the details of his plan to roll back parts of the No Child Left Behind law, and Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius will be there.
More Minnesota schools may get a pass on some mandates of the No Child Left Behind law.