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What you might have missed at camp on Friday, July 31
SETTING THE SCENE: A cloudless sky with temperatures in the low 80s and only 39 percent humidity made this the best weather day of camp.…
Cruz won't play tonight
Recovering from a sprained right ankle, Cruz could play Saturday in Tulsa
Milone tries to snap his run of bad luck against Mariners
Lefthander has lost three straight to Seattle, but will try to help Twins hold off wild-card pursuers
BOXSCORE: Seattle 6, Twins 1
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Fowles helps set the tone in Lynx victory
Quick start leads to easy victory for Minnesota
Twins get reliever Kevin Jepsen from Tampa Bay
He's striking out 7.34 batters per nine innings and walking 4.32 per nine. His fastball has averaged 94.4 miles an hour this season, so that will boost a bullpen that lack velocity.
Highlights from Day 2 of Big Ten football media days
Big Ten Media Days wrapped up with Gophers coach Jerry Kill and new coaches from Michigan Jim Harbaugh and Nebraska Mike Riley in the spotlight.
North Side residents offered chance to help shape greenway
Proposal would create temporary greenway to show how it would work
Who is Chih-Wei Hu and will the Twins regret trading him?
Hu started the season as MLB.com’s 24th-ranked prospect in the Twins organization (not in all of baseball, just in the organization).
TwinsCentric: So how did Aaron Hicks get so hot?
Aaron Hicks has been killing baseballs dead this past month. How did he suddenly join some of the league's best hitters?
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe to halt walleye netting in 2016
A spokesman for Melanie Benjamin, chief executive of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, said tribal leaders would halt the netting of walleye next year.
"Albatross' -- an excellent book on exceptional birds
One of a series of well-done animal profiles
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appoints health care task force
Gov. Mark Dayton has selected his former budget commissioner, a former state senator and others as members of a new state task force on the future of Minnesota's public healthcare programs.
Big Ten continues to lead change, eyeing tougher football schedule
Big Ten touts plan for tougher schedules as way to stand out in playoff selection process.
Chris Berman will call Vikings season opener on ESPN
The early game (Philadelphia at Atlanta) will get the top announcing crew of Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden.
Sharrif Floyd comfortable, confident in second year under Zimmer
Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, when he was healthy enough to be on the field, quietly had a pretty strong second season with the Vikings. Floyd…
Turner: Harris has looked "surprisingly good" in transition to guard
The Vikings are giving him the first crack at winning the right guard position in camp after playing tackle previously in his NFL career.
RandBall: The Mariners really intentionally walked Hicks to get to Joe Mauer
Repeatng: The Mariners really intentionally walked Aaron Hicks to get to Joe Mauer in Thursday night’s 9-5 Twins victory.
Weekend traffic: I-94 and 394 closures plus half marathons to bring traffic challenges
Thousands of motorists traveling in the metro area will have to find alternate routes this weekend as the Minnesota Department of Transportation shuts down portions of two freeways starting Friday night.
Eat & Drink
Burger Friday: Taking on a beefy Iowa tradition at Dakota Junction in Mound
This week’s recommendation isn’t exactly a burger, but it’s close. It’s the Iowa tradition of the tavern — or loose meat — sandwich. Think of it as a burger, minus the patty.
How Cecil hurt Yelp.
'Nice guy' Mike Riley focused on establishing blended offense at Nebraska
Nebraska's new head coach Mike Riley will attempt to create a more well-rounded offense in a program that has relied on the running game.
WCCO rallies 'round the flag
The TV station hopes to break a world record for most signatures on a flag.
New texting law raises fines for motorists with 2 or more offenses
A new law that goes into effect Saturday will raise the fine for drivers who are caught texting for second time and subsequent offenses to $275 plus court fees.
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