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Timberwolves: Gorgui Dieng no match for DeMarcus Cousins in loss

twincities.com — Posted: 11/22/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 11/22/2014 09:44:06 PM CST The message was simple for Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng in his Saturday night matchup with Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins. "Survival," Wolves coach Flip Saunders said. Cousins, who has blossomed into one of the NBA's best centers, finished with 31 points on 11-of-15 shooting and 18 rebounds as the Kings beat the Wolves 113-101 at Target Center.
Nov 22, 2014

Early game story: #Twolves Gorgui Dieng has tough task of guarding DeMarcus Cousins without much help in #Kings win. twincities.com/timberwolves/c…

Nov 22, 2014

Twinsights: "From all indications," Neil Allen gets the nod as #MNTwins pitching coach. Beats out Carl Willis. blogs.twincities.com/twins/2014/11/…

Nov 22, 2014

Twinsights: LHP Andrew Albers 'in limbo' after rocky debut season in #KBO, open to #MNTwins return: blogs.twincities.com/twins/2014/11/…

Gophers' David Cobb out with hamstring injury 35 yards short of record

twincities.com — LINCOLN, Neb. -- Just when David Cobb seemed like he was on his way to breaking the University of Minnesota's single-season rushing record Saturday, he left the game with a hamstring injury and didn't return after a 17-yard touchdown run in the third quarter against Nebraska.
Nov 22, 2014

Andrew Albers on Yang: "Not going to be an ace. Stuff is good enough to be a middle-of-the-rotation, back-end guy." blogs.twincities.com/twins/2014/11/…

Nov 22, 2014

Twinsights: Ex-#MNTwins LHP Andrew Albers breaks down #KBO's Hyeon-jong Yang. Saw him 4 times in person. blogs.twincities.com/twins/2014/11/…

Your Tech Weblog

blogs.twincities.com — How are Uber's customer-service representatives referring to raging controversy about the company threatening to dig into the lives of journalists it doesn't like, and about alleged misuse of customer-location data? "A few hiccups." Because I'm not comfortable with the company's business practices, I recently asked that my account be canceled.

Twins win bidding for Korean pitcher Hyeon-jong Yang

twincities.com — Posted: 11/22/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 11/22/2014 10:30:08 AM CST The Twins have won the bidding for negotiating rights with Korean left-hander Hyeon-jong Yang and are closing in on a deal, a person familiar with the process told the Pioneer Press on Saturday.
Nov 22, 2014

Yang is listed at 6-foot, 187 pounds on KBO site. In 171.1 IP, allowed 162 hits, 77 BB, 12 HR, 30 2B, 6 3B w/165 Ks blogs.twincities.com/twins/2014/11/…

Nov 22, 2014

Twinsights: Updated with photo of Korean LHP Hyeon-jung Yang, for whom #MNTwins won bidding on Friday: blogs.twincities.com/twins/2014/11/…

Nov 22, 2014

Twinsights: #MNTwins win bidding for Korean LHP Hyeon-jong Yang, closing in on deal, source tells @PioneerPress. blogs.twincities.com/twins/2014/11/…

CenturyLink gigabit: elusive mirage

blogs.twincities.com — Internet provider CenturyLink created excitement months ago when it announced it would offer fiber-based access via fiber-optic connections directly to inner-city Twin Cities homes with speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. That's comparable to what the Google's much-ballyhooed Google Fiber service offers in other U.S. cities, and what Minnetonka-based U.S.
Nov 22, 2014

Twinsights: #MNTwins showing interest in veteran slugger Wily Mo Pena, source tells @PioneerPress. Pena video within blogs.twincities.com/twins/2014/11/…

Outmanned Timberwolves gunned down by sharpshooting Spurs

twincities.com — Posted: 11/21/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 11/21/2014 09:51:04 PM CST The most important scene inside Target Center on Friday night might have happened just a few feet off the court. After Andrew Wiggins' nine-point flurry in the third quarter, he was subbed out and briefly chatted with coach Flip Saunders as he walked off the court.
Nov 22, 2014

Just kids. The Wolves are fed the Spurs. Wiggins & Bennett learn. From Andy Greder, @twolvesnow: twincities.com/sports/ci_2699…

Nov 22, 2014

Game story: With depleted lineup, #Twolves development is in overdrive. Same message is repeated to Andrew Wiggins. twincities.com/sports/ci_2699…

Nov 21, 2014

Early game story: In loss to defending champ #Spurs, development was in overdrive for undermanned #Twolves. twincities.com/sports/ci_2699…

St. Paul library on forefront of digital learning

twincities.com — Posted: 11/21/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 11/21/2014 06:27:12 PM CST St. Paul Public Library cardholders can now be active and engaged without stepping inside a branch library for years, or ever -- and library officials are fine with that. In recent years, the library has rolled out an expanding number of digital services available to its users on the Internet.

Big thanks from little people: local first-graders tell us what they're thankful for

twincities.com — First-graders may be little but they have big hearts and minds. Around Thanksgiving, they reveal the scope of what they're grateful for, from the simple beauty of rainbows to a family member overcoming cancer.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @PioneerPress: Big thanks from little people: local first-graders tell us what they're thankful for: pipr.es/1ukxXGY pic.twitter.com/DCqhqGzLIJ

Nov 22, 2014

"Big thanks from little people: local first-graders tell us what they're thankful for" twincities.com/education/ci_2…

St. Paul: High-rise buildings planned for Shepard Road

twincities.com — Posted: 11/21/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 11/21/2014 04:46:25 PM CST A private developer has released long-term plans for up to seven new luxury apartment or mixed-use buildings along the Mississippi riverfront in St. Paul's Highland Park neighborhood, in place of the recently demolished U.S. Bank offices at 2751 Shepard Road.
Nov 22, 2014

A 7-story luxury apartment at Shepard-Davern... Will city reroute Shepard Road north to Norfolk Avenue? twincities.com/localnews/ci_2…

Nov 21, 2014

St. Paul studies rerouting Shepard Road along Norfolk and away from river for 2 1/2 blocks, allowing luxury apts twincities.com/localnews/ci_2…

Nov 21, 2014

A 7-story luxury apartment building on the river bluffs at Shepard-Davern could be followed by 6 more in 10 years twincities.com/localnews/ci_2…

High school football: Eden Prairie tips Totino-Grace for 6A title

twincities.com — Posted: 11/21/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 11/21/2014 10:08:58 PM CST Eden Prairie can win championship games without a Teflon sky, too. The Eagles, the most dominant team during the Prep Bowl Era at the now-defunct Metrodome, added to their championship legacy in the open air of TCF Bank Stadium with a 28-27 victory over Totino-Grace in the Super 32 championship game of the Class 6A football state tournament Friday night.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @PioneerPress: Eden Prairie tips Totino-Grace for 6A high school football title - pipr.es/1xAZn1o

Minnesota Wild: Marco Scandella's love of hockey fuels success

twincities.com — Posted: 11/21/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 11/21/2014 06:39:05 PM CST TAMPA, Fla. -- During the summer, Wild defenseman Marco Scandella returns to Montreal, where he lives downstairs in his parents' modest triplex, their home since Scandella, 24, was a child. His oldest brother, Giulio, 31, who plays hockey in Italy, lives upstairs during the offseason.
Nov 22, 2014

Marco Scandella's fast start stems from a love of a hockey that began as a kid in Montreal. My feature: twincities.com/wild/ci_269887… #mnwild

Gophers football at Nebraska: Who has the edge?

twincities.com — Posted: 11/21/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 11/21/2014 06:00:04 PM CST Minnesota at Nebraska, 11 a.m., ESPN, KFXN-FM (100.3) OFFENSE -- The Gophers (7-3, 4-2 Big Ten) lost for only the third time in 19 games in the Jerry Kill era when rushing for more than 200 yards last week against Ohio State.

Lake Phalen 'Holiday Lights' waylaid in epic Buffalo blizzard

twincities.com — Posted: 11/21/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 11/21/2014 09:08:01 AM CST Somewhere along an upstate New York interstate, two semi trucks full of holiday light displays bound for Lake Phalen are idly waiting for snow from one of the most prolific snow storms in history to clear.
Nov 21, 2014

Huh, who knew they were shipped in? Lake Phalen 'Holiday Lights' waylaid in epic Buffalo blizzard: twincities.com/localnews/ci_2…

Grape debate, Day 2: New York Times editor calls it an 'epic recipe fail'

twincities.com — Posted: 11/20/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 11/20/2014 04:40:06 PM CST Talk about a tempest in a salad bowl. The New York Times' public editor on Thursday repudiated the newspaper's selection of grape salad as a staple of Minnesotans' Thanksgiving tables.
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