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Lambeau Leap of love: Packers fans get own dating site

twincities.com — Posted: 04/16/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 04/16/2014 03:45:48 PM CDT If you know any Green Bay Packers fans in Minnesota, you know they're sometimes in need of companionship. Particularly from the opposite sex. Problem is, most of the folks you know are Vikings fans.
A new dating site called "Packers Backers" calls itself "the fastest growing relationship site on the web." twincities.com/sports/ci_2557…

Minnesota Timberwolves: Rick Adelman's coaching influence spreads far and wide

twincities.com — Posted: 04/16/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 04/16/2014 09:36:15 PM CDT If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, count Doc Rivers, Gregg Popovich and Tom Thibodeau as genuine admirers of Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman. During visits to Target Center this season, those coaches said they have incorporated Adelman's schemes with their teams, including Rivers using a play called "Adelman" when he was in Boston.
RT @PioneerPress: Rick Adelman's coaching influence on others in NBA is extensive. Has he coached his last game with #MNWolves? http://t.c…

Woman shot in SUV; suspect taken into custody at St. Paul hospital

twincities.com — Posted: 04/16/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 04/16/2014 09:11:12 PM CDT A man shot a woman during an argument Wednesday evening in an SUV traveling down White Bear Avenue in St. Paul, and police have a suspect in custody.
RT @PioneerPress: Update: Suspect apprehended at #StPaul hospital after woman shot in SUV - ow.ly/vSin2

St. Paul: Saints' Lowertown ballpark beginning to take shape

twincities.com — Posted: 04/16/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 04/16/2014 07:10:13 PM CDT Left: "Mudonna," the mascot of the St. Paul Saints, poses for photos Wednesday during a ceremony to mark the start of work to lay the footings and foundations of the team's new ballpark in downtown St. Paul.
Mudonna, the big pink pig, is loving the new Lowertown ballpark, dumpy as it may be for now twincities.com/localnews/ci_2…

Minnesota State, Mankato, players refuse to practice as coach Todd Hoffner returns

twincities.com — Posted: 04/16/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 04/16/2014 06:30:09 PM CDT Football players at Minnesota State, Mankato, refused to practice for their former head coach on Wednesday, greeting his reinstatement by an arbitrator by demanding that the interim coach keep the top job.
Oh, my, this is getting messy. Mankato players refuse to practice as coach Todd Hoffner returns: twincities.com/sports/ci_2558…

Roseville police used 'excessive force' at traffic stop, lawsuit claims

twincities.com — Posted: 04/16/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 04/16/2014 04:32:14 PM CDT Four Roseville police officers roughed up and Tasered a man during a traffic stop last May even as he complied with their orders, according to a new lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed April 10 in federal court in St.
Lawsuit: He didn't resist during a traffic stop - but Roseville police beat and tased him anyway twincities.com/crime/ci_25579…

Young killer's no-parole sentence reinstated in Woodbury teen death

twincities.com — By Amy ForlitiAssociated Press Posted: 04/16/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 04/16/2014 11:20:59 AM CDT A man who was 17 when prosecutors say he raped and killed a teenage girl won't be eligible for release from prison. The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed a lower court decision that gave Tony Roman Nose a chance to seek parole.
MN Supreme Court upholds no-parole decision for man who killed #Woodbury teen in 2001. ow.ly/vRVzV #washcomn

Forest Lake city hall law challenge ends at Supreme Court

twincities.com — Posted: 04/16/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 04/16/2014 03:21:26 PM CDT The Minnesota Supreme Court has declined to review a lawsuit against the city of Forest Lake, effectively ending litigation of more than a year about financing a new city hall.
Lawsuit against Forest Lake (re city hall project) ends w/ MN Supreme Court: ow.ly/vRVmV #washcomn

Wild's Matt Moulson has two wishes: a Stanley Cup, and his own bed

twincities.com — Posted: 04/16/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 04/16/2014 07:16:03 AM CDT There's little Matt Moulson is looking forward to more than sleeping in his own bed. For the past six months, the Wild forward has been living in small, temporary apartments -- the result of playing for three teams in one season and impending free agency.
RT @ChadGraff: On his third different team this season, Matt Moulson wants two things: a Cup and his own bed. Story: twincities.com/wild/ci_255726…

Brett Favre could visit Green Bay in fall

twincities.com — By Tyler DunneMilwaukee Journal Sentinel Posted: 04/16/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 04/16/2014 08:24:05 AM CDT GREEN BAY -- A reunion isn't far away. In fact, the Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre nearly connected last year. At the team's annual Tailgate Tour, team president Mark Murphy said the Packers wanted to bring Favre back for a game last season.
Favre could visit Green Bay in fall (good thing Packers signed with Matt Flynn yesterday): twincities.com/sports/ci_2557…

Review: Joshua Bell plays -- and the Minnesota Orchestra benefits

twincities.com — Could violinist Joshua Bell be the one who got the Minnesota Orchestra playing again? That's only conjecture, but when the orchestra's locked-out musicians announced they were hanging out their own shingle with a subscription concert series that featured Bell among the soloists, contract negotiations really heated up.

Vikings 'stepping up' efforts to bring MLS to Minnesota

twincities.com — Posted: 04/15/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 04/15/2014 08:44:13 PM CDT The Minnesota Vikings are "stepping up" talks with Major League Soccer about bringing a team to the Twin Cities, a team official told a group of metro-area business leaders Tuesday.