TwinsCentric: No relief from within for Twins

What happened to the relief prospects that the Twins were counting on?

Postgame: Thoughts on Herrmann, Sano, Hunter

July 7
The Twins have won back-to-back games for the first time in three weeks and now can sweep the Orioles with a victory on Wednesday.

More Smoke & Rising Heat - Tropical Dew Points Return This Weekend

July 7
Tuesday felt pretty amazing, like something out of mid-September with a bluer sky as the smoke plumes (temporarily) blew the acrid brew away from Minnesota. More smoke is likely in the coming days as temperatures and dew points begin to rise. By the weekend there will be little doubt in your mind that it's July.
Local
July 7

St. Paul woman pleads guilty to selling fake insurance cards at city job

Natasha Howard was caught after coworkers grew suspicious of her activity.
Variety
July 7

Swede emotion: Suzie kicks off new ballroom series Wednesday

The American Swedish Institute will host live music in its gorgeous mansion space once a month through October.
Local
July 7

Minneapolis police ask for shooting witnesses to come forward

Minneapolis police are investigating a string of early morning Sunday shootings.
Twins
July 7

Twins-Orioles: Hunter sits; Sano bats cleanup and hits first homer

The Twins will try to win consecutive games for the first time in three weeks as they face the Orioles at Target Field.
Local
July 7

St. Paul blogger sued for defamation (my Sunday column)

Dennis Lang calls his legal tangle with Mahendra Trivedi "a fascinating experience."
Local
July 7

Last week to enter this year's Knight Green Line Challenge in St. Paul

The competition, in its second of three years, seeks to find good ideas to make St. Paul neighborhoods along the light-rail line more vibrant.
Local
July 7

Lakeville district to put $3.2 million levy on November ballot

The board will ask voters to approve a two-question, $3.2 million levy referendum in the fall.
Local
July 7

State: More money for families through early learning scholarships

Low income families needing assistance for preschool will now be eligible for up to $7,500 a year.
July 7

Morning Hot Dish

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith on vacation visiting family out of state (they should stop reminding people of her out-of-state roots), which means both she and Gov. Mark Dayton are gone. As I asked on Twitter Monday, What happens if Wis. Gov. Scott Walker invades? And who is Minnesota’s Al Haig?
July 7

Legislators, residents hold news conference on oil train safety

A group of DFL legislators, firefighters and other emergency officials and a citizen group used the second anniversary of the Lac-Megantic oil train disaster to hold a news conference demanding oil train safety.
Local
July 7

How would you describe yesterday's aroma?

Ewww.
Local
July 7

Mpls. schools execs are semi-finalists for Robbinsdale job

Michael Thomas, the district's chief of schools, and Cecelia Saddler, associate superintendent for high schools, will both be interviewed for the superintendency Tuesday night.
Blogs
July 7

Furniture consignment & resale shops near you

Furniture consignment & resale shops near you
Sports
July 7
Briean Boddy-Calhoun, left, and Eric Murray

Murray, Boddy-Calhoun named to Bednarik Award watch list

The two Gophers senior cornerbacks were among 80 players overall, including 13 cornerbacks, named to the list.
Sports
July 7
Chris Paul (3) passed the ball as he was defended by Kevin Garnett (21...

Garnett agrees to two-year deal; Wolves sign first-round picks Towns, Jones

Wolves' signing of Kevin Garnett and Nemanja Bjelica can be finalized Thursday when NBA negotiating moratorium ends.
Twins
July 7
Ryan O'Rourke

Postgame: Twins tweak bullpen with addition of O'Rourke

The Twins on Monday sent down struggling lefthander Aaron Thompson after another rough outing on Sunday.
Blogs
July 6

Thunder & Smoke: Canadian Blazes Spark Mid-Summer Smog - Wettest July 6 on Record

Yesterday was a strange day; dark, wet and smoky - like the sky couldn't quite make up its mind what to do next. Expect more sun today, muffled by more smoke from hundreds of fires blazing upwind, from Saskatchewan to Alaska. We get a break from the record rains - dry weather may spill over into Friday, but at the rate we're going it may be a long, smoky summer.
Twins
July 6
Brian Dozier

Souhan blog: No Dozier? Really?

In the case of Brian Dozier being left off the American League All-Star team, at least pending the final five voting for the last spot on the roster, puzzlement (if not outrage) is appropriate.
Local
July 6

Aug. 21, 1860: Mississippi slave wins her freedom in Minnesota

Eliza Winston, 30, arrived from Mississippi as chattel and, thanks to a Minneapolis judge, left as a free woman.
Twins
July 6

Twins-Orioles: Twins place Pressly on DL with lat strain

Twins open a three-game series against Baltimore tonight, part of a seven-game homestand that takes them into the All-Star break