The Minnesota Twins adventure into the Asian Pacific rim to find major league baseball talent seemed like a bold and potentially prosperous move when the club announced the signing of Japanese star infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka to a three-year, $9.25 million deal this past winter, Duluth sports blogger Tim Bouvine writes in his latest post at the HowieBlog.com.
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Duluth news and sports headlines:
. The 3rd annual Duluth Children’s Museum Bubble Festival will be held Sunday from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Clyde Iron parking lot, located at 2920 West Michigan Street in Duluth.
The Twin Cities-based puppetry group Z Puppets Rosenschnoz will perform at 1:30 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public, and the first 200 children will receive a free t-shirt.
The popular event is a celebration for the future home of the Duluth Children’s Museum in Clyde Park. Tours of the new DCM building are scheduled for 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
. Duluth radio talk-show host Lew Latto died Wednesday
. New Duluth Public Schools daily activities site: DenfeldNews.com
. Lake Superior College in Duluth has set a new fall semester enrollment record
. Duluth Marshall senior Anthony Cotter received a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test
. The College of St. Scholastica will go tobacco-free effective Jan. 1, 2012
. Facebook Classics: Courageous Sarah Fleissner of Duluth confronts black bear in her driveway
. United States Hockey League teams Sioux City and Green Bay will play two preseason games at Duluth Heritage Sports Center on Sept. 17-18, for the Clyde Iron Cup
. Mark Lindquist: NFL rule changes for 2011
Photo: An unidentified youth blew a large bubble at the 2010 Bubble Fest. Howie Hanson / For StarTribune.com