Postgame: McHugh effective without high velocity

Postgame: McHugh effective without high velocity

A tale of two pitchers Friday: Houston righthander Collin McHugh racked up his 15th win; Mike Pelfrey mystified by why he can't regain his form.

Postgame: Lynx magic number down to one

September 4
Postgame: Lynx magic number down to one
Minnesota is on the cusp of a Western Conference title after Friday night's victory.

Warm and unsettled through the weekend

September 4
Warm and unsettled through the weekend
An approaching storm system will help to enhance heat and humidity through the weekend with rounds of showers and storms firing up through PM Sunday. The heaviest rain will stay across the northern half of the state, but a few strong storms PM Sunday could bring heavier rainfall to your backyard rain gauge. Next week, fall weather arrives. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Vikings
September 4
Minnesota Vikings Shaun Prater (27).

Vikings begin final roster cuts; deadline 3 p.m. Saturday

Shaun Prater played in 18 games for the Vikings over the past two seasons and made three starts. He recorded 11 tackles and picked off one past.
Twins
September 4

Twins, Astros welcome back injured outfielders

George Springer is getting attention in Houston, but Aaron Hicks has returned to leadoff position for the Twins, too. The teams kick off a three-game series tonight at Minute Maid Park.
September 4

2 legislators cited for public nuisance at Eagan park pay fines

GOP State Reps. Tim Kelly and Tara Mack both said Friday they would pay fines levied by Dakota County after an officer cited them for "making out" in a public park, a characterization both vehemently denied.
Local
September 4

Minneapolis native leading use of new greenway in New Orleans

Harris grew up on lake paths of her native Minneapolis
Blogs
September 4

Instacart grocery delivery likely coming to Twin Cities in a few weeks

The grocery delivery firm has emailed folks in the Twin Cities saying they will launch here in a couple weeks.
Blogs
September 4

No change. Still hot, sticky and a little thundery through the weekend

Our sweaty September weather continues through the weekend with feels like temperatures in the low to mid 90s. Dewpoints near 70 degrees will have you glistening even after a fresh shower. Enjoy it while you can (if you like this stuff) because fall-like weather is on the way next week! Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Sports
September 4

Kill not sure when Campion, Plsek and Gentry will return

Gophers coach Jerry Kill spoke Friday about the importance of getting the offensive line healthy.
Local
September 4

VIDEO: Mayor Hodges talks budget, stadia, transit at the State Fair

Mayor Betsy Hodges joined me at the Star Tribune's State Fair booth on Thursday, to discuss a wide range of issues facing the city.
Sports
September 4

Reusse: Boykin and Leidner both disappoint in their own ways

Boykin didn't play like a Heisman contender for TCU. Leidner didn't play like a starter for the Gophers.
Vikings
September 4

Walsh misses again, and four other takeaways from Thursday's loss

Kicker Blair Walsh finished the preseason going 3 of 9 on field goal attempts. It's not time to panic, but it's something to start when the regular season opens.
Local
September 4

State Fair Challenge: Difficulty Level "Insane"

Good Luck.
Local
September 4

Weekend traffic: Low Labor Day gas prices, but a bevy of road construction projects

There is great news for motorists who will take advantage of the Labor Day weekend to head to the cabin or lake as gas prices have dropped to their lowest level for the holiday weekend since 2004, according to AAA.
September 4

David Gerson jumps on Rep. John Kline announcement that he's not running

David Gerson, a Tea Party favorite who has twice challenged Rep. John Kline for the Republican nomination in the Second Congressional District, wasted no time getting his campaign rolling the day after Kline announced he will not seek reelection.
Variety
September 4

Has fall arrived early, or are trees just stressed out?

If leaves are already turning color, your tree is trying to tell you something
Vikings
September 4

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Heinicke makes his case in loss to the Titans, 'Blair is our kicker' and more

The Vikings are off after last night’s loss, but it will probably be a busy day for the coaches as they ponder which 53 players to keep.
Variety
September 4

Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks State Fair grandstand like it's 1977

The Southern rock standard bearers sounded forceful even though singer Johnny Van Zant was nonchalant.
Twins
September 4

Souhan blog: Gophers find running back, may need to look for quarterback

Takeaways from the Gophers' 23-17 loss to TCU on Thursday night at TCF Bank Stadium.
Vikings
September 4
Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Gerald Hodges (50) runs up field...

Hodges: 'Pretty confident' that he will be a Vikings starter

The Vikings still haven’t named a starting middle linebacker, but one of the leading candidates is confident that he will be the guy.
Vikings
September 3

Heinicke impresses Zimmer, makes a case for a roster spot

If Taylor Heinicke didn’t show the Vikings enough tonight to earn a roster spot, surely one of the NFL’s other 31 teams took notice.
Sports
September 3

Halftime: Minnesota funbles twice, TCU leads Gophers 10-3

Minnesota is hanging in there, despite two big turnovers.