Lousy Timing: Drought-Busting Rains Next 36 to 48 Hours

Lousy Timing: Drought-Busting Rains Next 36 to 48 Hours

NOAA's NAM model prints out 2.49" rain between now and late Monday night. Naturally. Major holidays attract storms and this Memorial Day should be no exception. I hope you had a chance to spend some time outside yesterday. The weather was so-so in the metro but gorgeous up north. Today and tomorrow: not so much. That said (while gritting my teeth) we do need the rain.

Maybe Betsy can bike to St. Paul and find enlightenment

6:17am
Chris Coleman couldn't be more optimistic about St. Paul's involvement in CHS Field. Betsy Hodges couldn't be more nonsensical in opposition to soccer stadium.

SoccerCentric: United takes unusual road to victory

12:16am
Minnesota got a much-needed win, but got there a little differently than you might expect.
Variety
May 23

Santa Fe, Amsterdam for women's weekend

Readers recommend a wide variety of cities for women's weekend getaways.
Twins
May 23

Three Twins postgame thoughts from LEN3: May, Mauer, Hicks

The Twins beat the White Sox 4-3 on Saturday and can wrap up a 4-1 road trip on Sunday with one more win
Twins
May 23

Mauer not in starting lineup as Twins face White Sox ace

Mauer is available to pinch hit and will be in lineup on Sunday, but is getting a day off today.
Blogs
May 23

Looks Like a Holiday: Weekend Weather Sours With Time - Heaviest Rains late Sunday into Monday Morning

It's always a good idea to lower your expectations on a holiday, and Memorial Day is no exception. Today won't be all bad - some dim sun through increasing mid and high-level clouds. Showers and T-storms slosh into the state Sunday with the heaviest rain Sunday night into Monday morning. Skies may brighten up a little Monday afternoon, but don't count on it. Personally I'd make the most of today.
Variety
May 23

Soundset 2015 already declared a sell-out, schedule released

Sunday's eighth annual hip-hop festival at Canterbury Park once again sold out in advance.
Sports
May 23

Yes, Randy Moss was at a small-town Minnesota graduation Friday

Here's a quick make-your-day story about why the former Vikings wide receiver attended graduation in a town of 2,500 people.
Twins
May 23
Minnesota Twins players celebrate their 8-7 win over the Oakland Athle...

Are the Twins as good as their (unexpectedly good) record?

The question of the moment for Twins fans is whether their team is really as good as its record through the first quarter of the season.
Variety
May 23

Plum Blossoms in Nanjing

March in Nanjing, when the tree branches are covered with white. Not snow. Plum blossoms.
Twins
May 22

Postgame: Thoughts on Hughes, Hicks and Unfiltered Torii

The Twins lost 3-2 to the White Sox on Friday behind key hits by Chicago's J.B. Shuck and strong pitching by Jeff Samardzija
Variety
May 22

Mpls. Institute of Arts puts masterpieces on water towers

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is reproducing masterpiece paintings on water towers in three Minnesota towns as part of its centennial outreach program
Twins
May 22

Confident Twins ready to take on White Sox

Phil Hughes will attempt to win his fourth straight start as the Twins open a three-game series in the Windy City
May 22

Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto says hurried new bill would leave counties without an auditor

State Auditor Rebecca Otto, whose office audits 59 of 87 Minnesota counties among other responsibilities, said a technical glitch in the state government finance bill that passed in the final hours of the legislative session could leave those counties without any auditing.
Sports
May 22

Tyler Johnson: The one that got away from the Wild

The Tampa Bay Lightning star and NHL's leader in goals this postseason was once a possibility to sign with the Wild.
Blogs
May 22

Developer considers condos, vertical parking system near new stadium ramp

Ryan Cos. is now considering building condos and an automated parking system, rarely seen in Middle America, on a previously contentious thin parcel abutting the Viking Stadium parking ramp. Automated parking systems are vertical solutions for small spaces. The system relies on elevators, lifts or conveyor belts to mechanically park vehicles in stalls stacked one top of one another. The narrow strip of land where Ryan is considering using the concept was the source of an unexpected fight for development rights between the Minneapolis-based firm and the Minnesota Vikings last fall. The key site is located between Park and Chicago avenues just across 4th Street from the light-rail stop and kitty-corner from the new Vikings Stadium.
Eat & Drink
May 22

Burger Friday: Under the skies at Union Rooftop

A double wallop of a burger perfectly suits downtown's one-of-a-kind dining venue.
May 22

Dayton OKs 4 budget bills including higher ed, health and human services

Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday approved four budget bills, including higher education, health and human services.
Local
May 22

Local students to screen documentary about their recent civil rights tour

Students from the West Metro visited several civl rights landmark and on Thursday will screen three documentaries about their experience
Sports
May 22
Toronto Blue Jays' John McDonald,left, checks on Minnesota Twins Jus...

Sad news: Justin Morneau sidelined by another concussion

The former Twins first baseman suffered a concussion earlier this month with Colorado, and his manager said he isn't close to returning to play.
Local
May 22

How to be mad at buildings

Spittin' mad!
Blogs
May 22

Memorial Day sales--How good are they?

Memorial Day sales--How good are they?