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Tom Powers: Timberwolves gang up on Pistons

twincities.com — Posted: 10/30/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 10/30/2014 11:15:06 PM CDT The Timberwolves may not have many individual stars, but the players they do have can band together to form an effective mob. Twelve Minnesota players saw at least 12 minutes of action on Thursday night against the Detroit Pistons.
Oct 31, 2014

Postgame #Twolves Now blog: Wiggins grades well on D; How Saunders will address rotations?; Rubio's restless night. blogs.twincities.com/timberwolves/2…

Wild: More third-period magic secures second straight win

twincities.com — Posted: 10/30/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 10/30/2014 10:13:32 PM CDT The Wild's worst loss of the season was only four days ago. But after another come-from behind win, it feels like a month ago.

Timberwolves beat Pistons in home opener 97-91

twincities.com — Posted: 10/30/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 10/30/2014 10:15:52 PM CDT Flip Saunders remained perfect in home openers as a Timberwolves coach. Saunders, who hadn't coached the Wolves since 2005, improved to 10-0 with a 97-91 win Thursday over Detroit at Target Center.
Oct 30, 2014

Early game story: #Twolves rely on vets down stretch to produce Flip Saunders' Perfect 10 record in home openers. twincities.com/sports/ci_2683…

Timberwolves: Contract impasse keeping 35 games off DISH Network

twincities.com — Posted: 10/30/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 10/30/2014 08:26:33 PM CDT Timberwolves fans using DISH Network turned on Fox Sports North on Wednesday night and discovered their satellite television provider wasn't broadcasting the season-opening game at Memphis. The reason: DISH and FSN have failed to reach an agreement to provide 35 Wolves games this season, including Thursday's home opener against Detroit.
Oct 30, 2014

Note: @dish won't cover 35 of 75 #Twolves games on @FSN this season as two sides have yet to reach agreement. twincities.com/timberwolves/c…

Timberwolves: Ricky Rubio talks continuing as Friday deadline approaches

twincities.com — Posted: 10/30/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 10/30/2014 07:23:02 PM CDT The Timberwolves and representatives of point guard Ricky Rubio continue to discuss a possible new contract, and it's expected those talks will last until near the deadline at 11 p.m. Friday. If no deal can be reached, Rubio will become a restricted free agent in July.
Oct 30, 2014

Note: #Twolves and Ricky Rubio's reps continue to talk about new contract before Friday deadline. Tick, tick, tick. twincities.com/timberwolves/c…

Libraries lend the darndest things

blogs.twincities.com — Public libraries lend out all manner of things these days, from e-books and audiobooks in digital-file formats to traditional physical materials like hardcovers and DVDs. I recently became aware of two such options that are a bit offbeat, though they fit in beautifully with a public library's civic mission.
Oct 30, 2014

From my tech blog: Public libraries are lending out the darnedest things these days. bitly.com/1yKviev pic.twitter.com/De1GLkIdLd

Oct 30, 2014

Have you been paying close attention to the U.S. Senate race? Take the campaign trail quiz: blogs.twincities.com/politics/2014/…

Suspect in UMN student's slaying in jail after bail doubled

twincities.com — Posted: 10/30/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 10/30/2014 01:43:46 PM CDT After an arrest for a controlled substance violation, a judge made it much more expensive for one of the two people accused of killing Anarae Schunk to remain free. Ashley Marie Conrade, 25, had been free since the end of July on $750,000 bail.
Oct 30, 2014

One of two defendants in Schunk case has her bail doubled after substance violation. She's back in jail. twincities.com/News/Breaking/…

Minnesota Wild's Erik Haula gets apology from John Moore

twincities.com — Posted: 10/30/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 10/30/2014 01:47:38 PM CDT Erik Haula received a phone call from an unknown number and was caught off guard when the voice on the other end introduced himself as John Moore, the Rangers forward who hit Haula in the head Monday in New York.
Oct 30, 2014

Erik Haula spoke today about the apology he got from Moore and about how his symptoms are progressing. Story: twincities.com/wild/ci_268304… #mnwild

Cretin-Derham, other schools locked down after gun seen nearby

twincities.com — Posted: 10/30/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 10/30/2014 10:32:44 AM CDT Cretin-Derham Hall and some neighboring schools went into lockdown Thursday morning after a student reported seeing someone with a gun. The school's president, Dick Engler, said a student was returning to the private high school about 8:40 Thursday morning and saw someone in an alley get out of a car with a gun in hand.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @PioneerPress: Cretin-Derham, other #StPaul schools locked down after gun report nearby. All reopen after 25-minute police search: pipr.es/1tkRqM9

Oct 29, 2014

Three-pointer on #Twolves Now blog: Andrew Wiggins' first start; Minn. out-rebounds Grizz; bench picks up starters. blogs.twincities.com/timberwolves/2…

Oct 30, 2014

ICYMI, my latest update on #MNTwins marathon manager search: "The ball is in the Twins' court," source says. blogs.twincities.com/twins/2014/10/…

Oct 29, 2014

Twinsights: After 31 days, #MNTwins still have yet to offer their manager job to anyone, source says. blogs.twincities.com/twins/2014/10/…

Wild's Ryan Carter 'hungry' for another Stanley Cup, and a bigger role in getting it

twincities.com — Posted: 10/29/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 10/29/2014 04:33:51 PM CDT Ryan Carter's name is engraved on the bottom ring of perhaps the most famous trophy in North America, on the second-to-last row, just above Ryan Getzlaf, the current Anaheim Ducks captain, and just below former Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.
Oct 30, 2014

Ryan Carter's name is on the Stanley Cup. But he hardly counts it. He wants a second Cup more than the first. Story: twincities.com/wild/ci_268237…

Snelling Avenue span over I-94 to close Monday for several weeks

twincities.com — Posted: 10/29/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 10/29/2014 04:42:37 PM CDT The Snelling Avenue bridge over Interstate 94 will be closed to traffic several weeks as part of a state construction project. The section directly over I-94, between the east and westbound ramps to the highway, will close at 6 a.m.
Oct 29, 2014

Snelling Avenue bridge over I-94 in St. Paul to close Monday for several weeks twincities.com/localnews/ci_2…

Tom Landwehr: We're all less likely to shoot a deer this year

blogs.twincities.com — Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr is cautious about his prospects for this years regular firearms deer hunting season, which starts Nov. 8. " I am fully aware that I, like many other hunters, am less likely to bag a deer than in recent years," Landwehr writes in a commentary pasted below.

Tom Powers: For Timberwolves, new prospects, new hope, old story

twincities.com — Posted: 10/29/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 10/29/2014 04:23:56 PM CDT Let's just get this right out of the way: Kevin McHale messed up and Kurt Rambis messed up and David Kahn messed up and Kevin Love turned out to be a jerk ... OK? They're all gone. Nobody left to blame.

St. Paul Saints opening day at Lowertown ballpark: May 21

twincities.com — Posted: 10/29/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 10/29/2014 03:46:42 PM CDT The future home of the St. Paul Saints will debut on May 21, a Thursday, when the team takes on the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks at the new CHS Field in downtown St. Paul.
Oct 29, 2014

St. Paul Saints to debut new city ballpark on May 21, 2015; Sunday games will be night games twincities.com/localnews/ci_2…