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Dec 22, 2014

2014 Durable Phil: 6+IP: 26 times 7+IP: 19 times 8+IP: 4 times 32 starts total blogs.twincities.com/twins/2014/12/…

Dec 22, 2014

Updated Hughes: Led #MNTwins with 20 quality starts, nearly 1/3 of team total (66). Gibson (15), Correia (13) next blogs.twincities.com/twins/2014/12/…

Dec 22, 2014

Hughes extension: First version. #MNTwins have handed out $195 M in guarantees to 5 arms over past 13 months blogs.twincities.com/twins/2014/12/…

Matt Asiata plays key role for Vikings - and for Dolphins' turnaround

twincities.com — By Andy KentSpecial to the Pioneer Press Posted: 12/21/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 12/21/2014 05:42:25 PM CST MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Based on how Minnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata dominated the first quarter Sunday, it looked like he had cracked what had been a porous Miami Dolphins run defense of late.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @Andy_Kent: ... and here's the first of two stories I wrote for the Pioneer Press from the game. Enjoy: twincities.com/vikings/ci_271…

Dec 21, 2014

... and here's the first of two stories I wrote for the Pioneer Press from the game. Enjoy: twincities.com/vikings/ci_271…

St. Paul to request $40 million for Kellogg Bridge rebuild

twincities.com — Posted: 12/21/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 12/21/2014 10:03:40 PM CST Lobbyists for the city of St. Paul will ask state lawmakers for $40 million to completely rebuild the Kellogg Boulevard bridge, a major downtown gateway from the city's East Side. The bridge is St. Paul's top legislative priority heading into the 2015 session.
Dec 22, 2014

St. Paul will request $40 million from state to rebuild Kellogg Blvd/3rd Street bridge twincities.com/localnews/ci_2…

Vikings penalties lead to Dolphins points in tight game

twincities.com — By Andy KentSpecial to the Pioneer Press Posted: 12/21/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 12/21/2014 06:14:04 PM CST MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Penalties of any kind can be costly in a close game like the one the Minnesota Vikings lost Sunday, but head coach Mike Zimmer saw too many of the undisciplined kind in Miami.
Dec 21, 2014

... and here's my second story for the Pioneer Press from today's game, this one on the costly Vikings penalties: twincities.com/vikings/ci_271…

Timberwolves' Flip Saunders: time was right for Corey Brewer trade

twincities.com — Posted: 12/21/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 12/21/2014 07:29:59 PM CST A confluence of three circumstances led the Timberwolves to trade Corey Brewer to Houston in a three-team deal Friday. Wolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders said Brewer indicated he would opt out of his contract for the 2015-16 season and look for opportunities elsewhere.
Dec 21, 2014

Story: #Twolves' Flip Saunders said confluence of circumstances led to trading Corey Brewer. And who's Troy Daniels?twincities.com/sports/ci_2718…

Minnesota Wild: Outdoor practice a pleasant diversion after OT loss

twincities.com — Posted: 12/21/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 12/21/2014 05:30:00 PM CST After Saturday's 6-5 overtime loss to Nashville, Wild coach Mike Yeo said he wasn't going to "paint a pretty picture." On Sunday, a beautiful setting was set for the Wild's outdoor practice at the John Rose Minnesota Oval in Roseville.

Joe Soucheray: Obamas are keeping the divide alive

twincities.com — Posted: 12/20/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 12/20/2014 10:37:32 PM CST Barack and Michelle Obama, speaking to People Magazine, of all disappointments, shared the disheartening news that they have experienced what they called racism. Barack, for example, apparently has had trouble, before he was president, hailing a cab in Chicago, to which an immediate thought might occur to anyone who has been to Chicago: Who hasn't?
Dec 21, 2014

Joe SOUCHERAY says: Obama's are keeping nation's racial divide alive twincities.com/News/Columnist…

Can mine leave no trace in BWCA?

twincities.com — Posted: 12/20/2014 02:02:16 PM CST Updated: 12/20/2014 11:47:15 PM CST For more: Canoe trip from BWCAW to White House with mining on the mind Twin Metals Minnesota LLC, a joint venture between Toronto-based Duluth Metals and Chile-based Antofagasta PLC, is hoping to build an underground mine southeast of Ely, Minn., to extract copper, nickel and platinum-related metals from thousands of feet underground in the Superior National Forest.

At MOA, police brutality protesters plan to rally

twincities.com — Posted: 12/20/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 12/20/2014 11:05:02 AM CST Organizers of a police brutality protest are planning to rally at the Mall of America, despite warnings that the facility is private property. The group Black Lives Matter Minneapolis is planning a peaceful gathering Saturday in the mall's rotunda.

Minnesota Wild burned by poor goaltending, fall in OT

twincities.com — Posted: 12/20/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 12/20/2014 10:15:02 PM CST Darcy Kuemper once again watched from the bench. His white cap with the Wild logo emblazoned on the front cast a shadow over his eyes. It has become a troubling sign for the Wild, the sight of a disappointed and frustrated Kuemper, seated on the bench because of poor play.
Dec 21, 2014

Poor goaltending continues to hold the #MNWild back, this time in a 6-5 loss to Nashville. Story: twincities.com/sports/ci_2718…

Holiday Wishes follow-up: Scholarship gave man education, connection to late mom

twincities.com — Posted: 12/20/2014 01:54:53 PM CST Updated: 12/20/2014 10:12:51 PM CST It all started with a father's holiday wish. Tommy Wilson, a grieving widower, was nominated for Holiday Wishes by the YWCA of St. Paul in 2012. His late wife, Danita Wilson, had gone to sleep one night that year and never woken up.
Dec 21, 2014

A free ride to @mcnallysmith School of Music in St. Paul? Pioneer Press story paved the way for grieving student twincities.com/Lifestyle/ci_2…

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater delivers on childhood promise to his mother

twincities.com — Posted: 12/20/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 12/20/2014 06:50:22 PM CST MIAMI -- Teddy Bridgewater was 8 years old and riding home from football practice when he made a vow to his mother that later would get plenty of attention. Bridgewater saw a Cadillac Escalade drive by on a Miami street, then turned to Rose Murphy.

Peaceful 'Black Lives Matter' protest at the Mall of America results in arrests

photos.twincities.com — Peaceful 'Black Lives Matter' protest at the Mall of America results in arrests on Saturday, November 20, 2014.

Wild back to full strength for first time since October

twincities.com — Posted: 12/20/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 12/20/2014 05:14:00 PM CST Saturday night was the closest the Wild have been to their opening night roster in two months, a streak of misfortune brought about by a combination of injuries, suspensions and, yes, the mumps.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @PioneerPress: #MNWild back to full strength for first time since October - pipr.es/1zian5O - and then Granlund gets sick.

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater: Made in Miami

twincities.com — MIAMI -- When Teddy Bridgewater was growing up, his mother was known as "Coach Rose." She pitched batting practice for Teddy's Little League teams and later would suggest plays to his high school football coach, often insisting the young quarterback needed to roll out more. The coaching didn't stop off the field.
Dec 21, 2014

Teddy Bridgewater is playing 5 miles north of Bunche Park, where his football career began 16 yrs ago: #Vikings twincities.com/sports/ci_2717…

Dec 21, 2014

Think a #Vikings win would mean something to Teddy Bridgewater in his homecoming? Great story by our @christomasson: twincities.com/sports/ci_2717…

Stillwater names new city administrator

twincities.com — Posted: 12/20/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 12/20/2014 03:04:08 PM CST Stillwater's new city administrator will be J. Thomas McCarty, administrator in Eau Claire County, Wis. The Stillwater City Council on Saturday afternoon picked McCarty after two days of interviews with five finalists.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @PioneerPress: Stillwater names new city administrator: pipr.es/1Ckkh56 It's J. Thomas McCarty, administrator in Eau Claire County, Wis.

Lowertown ballpark road project doubles in cost to $7 million

twincities.com — Posted: 12/20/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 12/20/2014 01:23:50 PM CST St. Paul's efforts to improve a series of side streets near the new regional ballpark in Lowertown have more than doubled in cost. The Prince Street project budget now exceeds $7 million, due to unexpected amounts of soil contamination and a likely legal settlement with a property owner.
Dec 20, 2014

By Lowertown ballpark, road construction costs double to $7 million twincities.com/breakingnews/c…

OUR HEROES - TwinCities.com

twincities.com — Posted: 12/19/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 12/19/2014 06:53:20 PM CST IN THIS SERIES Today: Who are the real heroes of Minnesota? A look at a group of Minnesotans who have risked -- sometimes sacrificed -- their lives for another. Tuesday: What makes heroes rush forward when others stand by?
Dec 22, 2014

Love the PiPress heroes collage. But I don't believe they're extraordinary. I believe they're typical. That's good. twincities.com/localnews/ci_2…

Twin Cities restaurants open Christmas Day

twincities.com — Posted: 12/19/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 12/19/2014 02:28:00 PM CST Dining out on Christmas Day? Whether you're looking for a fancy multi-course dinner or a casual meal, there are plenty of options. Note that while places are open on Christmas Day, some have reduced hours or kitchens close early.