Comparing Sano to Oliva, Hall (and the Gophers to 'Canes)

The only true comparable to Miguel Sano is Tony Olva's rookie season in 1964. And you won't want to miss a jovial prediction on Gophers and TCU.

Three Twins postgame thoughts from LEN3: Sano, White Sox defense, Berrios

September 1
The Twins keep the heat on Texas in the wild card race while winning for the eighth time in their last 10 games

Souhan blog: Twins play clean, win games

September 1
The Twins won on Tuesday for many reasons, but the biggest contrast between them and the White Sox was the cleanliness of play.
Twins
September 1

Callups are here to help Twins against the White Sox

The Twins open a three-game series against Chicago before heading off on another big road trip.
Sports
September 1

Poock listed as starting middle linebacker for Gophers' opener

Cody Poock won the starting middle linebacker battle over Everett Williams, at least according to the Gophers' newly released depth chart.
Blogs
September 1

Sweating into September

The Dog Days of September limp on, with a heat index in the mid-90s almost every day into Saturday. If you're heading off to the State Fair stay hydrated and take plenty of breaks. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Eat & Drink
September 1

North Star legend Lou Nanne putting his name on Edina steakhouse

The owner of Rojo Mexican Grill and Ling & Louie's is partnering with the hockey legend on an Edina steakhouse.
Sports
September 1

RandBall: Twins bench should get boost in September

The Twins have had a precariously thin bench all season, to the point that they rarely pinch hit.
Sports
September 1
Minnesota Twins designated hitter Miguel Sano waits to bat before a ba...

Inside the numbers: Sano's first two months in the majors have been big

The data adds up to a monster first two months in spite of a pace that, over a full season, would have rookie Miguel Sano striking out more than 200 times.
Blogs
September 1

U.S. construction spending hits post-recession high

U.S. construction spending hit a new postrecession high in July, reinforcing the industry's position as a pillar of the economy. Total construction activity rose in July to a seasonally adjusted rate of $1.08 trillion, a 0.7 percent increase from the revised June spending of $1.07 trillion, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sports
September 1

Kill anticipates Lauer playing; drops more hints about starting offensive line

Junior offensive tackle Ben Lauer is making his way back from a minor surgical procedure on his left knee.
Vikings
September 1

Turner: Vikings offensive line still needs to jell

Judging from how Norv Turner talked about his offensive line after practice Tuesday, it’s a safe bet that many of the team’s starters on the line will get some work.
Blogs
September 1

Minnesota apples plentiful this season

Fall is prime time for apples, and Minnesota has a bumper crop in 2015 with several varieties ready for picking.
Local
September 1

Fair Challenge: what is this?

An easy one.
Variety
September 1

Cormorants are now seen as part of the Mille Lacs discussion

They made the list of possible fishing issues, as they almost always do if they share water with fishermen whose success is down
Vikings
September 1
Minnesota Vikings John Sullivan (65).

Vikings center John Sullivan still sidelined

Also not taking part in Tuesday’s shells-only practice were tight end Chase Ford, defensive tackle Shamar Stephen and linebacker Brian Peters.
September 1
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at...

Marco Rubio to visit Minneapolis for campaign fundraiser

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican candidate for president, will be in Minneapolis on Sept. 10 for a campaign fundraiser.
Local
September 1

Minn. schools narrowing achievement gap as Mpls., St. Paul fall behind

Nearly two-thirds of Minnesota schools are making significant progress in closing achievement gaps in reading and math, according to new data released by the Minnesota Department of Education.
Vikings
September 1

Craig: Relax, there will be a role for Trae Waynes

Coach Mike Zimmer will find ways to use Waynes in a manner designed to help the team while developing a first-round talent.
Vikings
September 1
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Mike Kafka (4) throws next to Teddy Brid...

Vikings release quarterback Kafka; roster at 75

The move also leaves them with three quarterbacks on the roster heading into Thursday’s preseason finale against Tennessee.
Vikings
September 1

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Trae Waynes improving, Heinicke fighting for roster spot and more

The Vikings’ final practice this week will be very brief. It begins at 11 a.m. with offensive coordinator Norv Turner expected to talk to the media at 12:30 p.m.
Blogs
August 31

Free September Sauna - Maps Looks like July This Week - Odds of Theoretical "Hypercane" are Exceedingly Small

Summer hasn't run out of gas, not yet. Daytime highs surge into the 80s into Sunday, possibly Monday - odds are Canadian relief will stall to our northwest, keeping us on the sticky side of a front - and the northern edge of a sprawling heat wave - for roughly the next week. Great fun. A few T-storms are in the forecast, especially northern Minnesota, but with planning (and luck) you may just salvage an OK holiday weekend. On paper.
Twins
August 31

Twins call up Vargas, Santana, Tonkin, Fryer

More promotions may be coming, but likely will wait for minor-league season to end