MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From the end of the road for the Minnesota Wild to the fishing opener this weekend, here are the four things to know for Friday, May 8.
Minnesota Wild Lose Game 4
So how about those Minnesota Twins?
The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild last night 4 to 3, completing the sweep over the Wild.
It’s the third consecutive year the Blackhawks have beat the Wild, stopping our chances at advancing in the Stanley Cup finals.
The Blackhawks now move on to play either the Anaheim Ducks or Calgary Flames.
President Visiting South Dakota
President Barack Obama will visit his 50th state Friday – South Dakota.
President Obama will give the commencement address at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown. It will mark the fourth commander in chief to visit all 50 states while in office.
Richard Nixon, George H. W Bush and Bill Clinton all made the 50-for-50 tour.
Gas Station Art Lesson?
You could just get an art lesson at the gas pump this morning.
A copy of Rembrandt’s “Lucretia” is hanging outside a Minneapolis gas pump.
The painting is one of four high-quality reproductions that the museum is placing in unusual spots during May to celebrate its 100th birthday and Minnesota’s Museum Month.
You can see it downtown at Bobby and Steve’s Auto World.
Anglers Anxiously Awaiting The Opener
The 68th annual Governor’s fishing opener is at Lake Vermilion in northeastern Minnesota this year.
Gov. Mark Dayton will be among the first to drop his line. He’ll be out on the lake right at 12:01 a.m.!
About 500,000 people are expected to fish Saturday.