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Carlos Gonzalez

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Carlos Gonzalez is veteran of the Star Tribune photo staff. He covers a variety of assignments including news, features and sports. 


A native of California, Gonzalez has acclimated to the Minnesota winters.
Recent content from Carlos Gonzalez

The Timberwolves outlast the Dallas Mavericks 105-100 in Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference finals

The Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Dallas Mavericks 105-100 in Game 4 to stay alive in their NBA Western Conference finals series Tuesday night in Dallas.

Timberwolves fall to Mavericks in Game 3 of NBA Western Conference finals

Dallas won, 116-107, to bring the series to 3-0. Minnesota has one shot left to keep their playoff run alive in Game 4 on Tuesday.

Timberwolves fall to Dallas Mavericks 109-108 in Game 2

The Timberwolves lost to the Dallas Mavericks 109-108 in Game 2 of their Western Conference finals game Friday night at Target Center in Minneapolis.

Timberwolves fall to Mavericks 108-105 in Game 1 of their Western Conference finals series

The Timberwolves lost to the Dallas Mavericks 108-105 in Game 1 of their Western Conference finals series Wednesday night at Target Center in Minneapolis.

Timberwolves storm back to beat Nuggets 98-90, advancing to the Western Conference finals

Minnesota dealt Denver a season-ending loss in Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals on Sunday, May 19, 2024. The Timberwolves advance to the Western Conference finals, taking on the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Target Center.

Gallery: Timberwolves stay alive with blowout win over Nuggets

The Minnesota Timberwolves forced a Game 7 by defeating the Denver Nuggets 115-70 in their NBA Western Conference semifinal game Thursday night at Target Center in Minneapolis.

Minnesota falls to Denver in Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals

The Nuggets advance to one win away from the Western Conference finals with their 112-97 victory over the Timberwolves.

Minnesota Timberwolves host Denver Nuggets for Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals

The Nuggets won, 115-107, to tie the series 2-2. The series returns to Denver on Tuesday.

Timberwolves fall to Nuggets in Game 3 of NBA Western Conference semifinals

Denver roared back after two defeats at the hands of Minnesota to win, 117-90, at Target Center in Minneapolis on Friday, May 10, 2024.

Minnesota Timberwolves blow past the Denver Nuggets to win Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals, 106-80

The Timberwolves lead the best-of-seven series, 2-0, going into Game 3 on Friday in Minneapolis.

Timberwolves breeze past Suns, 105-93, in Game 2 of the NBA first-round playoff series

Minnesota moves to 2-0 in the series, heads to Phoenix for Game 3

Timberwolves roll past Suns 120-95 in opening game of NBA playoff series

Anthony Edwards sparked the winners with 33 points, including 18 in the third quarter.

Gallery: AJR performs at Xcel

AJR, with opener Dean Lewis, performed Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

Gallery: NCAA hockey regional Gophers 3, Nebraska 2

Gophers men's hockey defeated the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks 3-2 in NCAA hockey regional at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S. Dakota on March 28, 2024.

Gallery: Wolves 106, Pistons 91

The Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Detroit Pistons 106-91 during an NBA game at the Target Center in Minneapolis on March 27, 2024.

Gallery: Gophers women win 77-62 over Tigers

The Minnesota Gophers defeated the Pacific Tigers 77-62 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis on Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

Timberwolves fall short to the Denver Nuggets 115-112

The close loss caused the Timberwolves to fall to third in the Western Conference.

Gallery: PWHL Minnesota 4, Boston 0

The Professional Women's Hockey League Minnesota team defeated Boston 4-0 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Wednesday, March 13, 2024.

Photos: Gophers women's basketball trounced by Iowa's Caitlin Clark 108-60

The University of Minnesota Gophers women's basketball team battled Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes at Williams Arena in Minneapolis on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.

Gallery: Wolves beat Spurs 114-105

The Timberwolves hosted the San Antonio Spurs at Target Center in Minneapolis on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

Gallery: Lions beat Vikings 30-24 to clinch NFC North title in NFL Week 16

The loss knocks the Vikings down into eighth place in the NFC playoff race

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and teammates serve meals at Salvation Army

Vikings players and coaches, along with their spouses, served hot Thanksgiving meals. Cousins is currently recovering from an Achilles injury.

Timberwolves beat the Nuggets 110-89

The Timberwolves will play the Jazz on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Gallery: Vikings stomp Packers at Lambeau, Cousins out with foot injury

It was a bitter-sweet win for the Vikings over rival Green Bay Packers this weekend. The purple and gold won 24-10, but starting quarterback Kirk Cousins came out with a potential Achilles injury in the fourth quarter. Vikings advance to 4-4.

Gophers fall 5-2 to Wisconsin at home

With a new coach and a great start, the Badgers are likely to offer a tougher outing for the Gophers than the last few seasons.

Gallery: Wild beat Edmonton 7-4 at Xcel Energy Center

The Wild have won nine of the past 10 meetings with the Oilers, who were without the best scorer in the NHL.

Timberwolves play Maccabi Ra'anana in exhibition game

The Israeli Maccabi Ra'anana team is playing the Wolves at Target Center 10 days after a deadly attack by Hamas in Gaza killed more than 1,400 Israelis, plunging the region into conflict.

Gallery: Vikings hold on to beat Bears 19-13

The Vikings improved to 2-4 following their second victory of the season.

Twins Season Ends With 3-2 Loss

Gallery: Vikings beat Carolina for first victory

The Vikings survived a massive first-quarter blunder to beat the Panthers.

First Minnesota Wild Practice

Gallery: Gophers volleyball falls to Texas

The Gophers took the second set from the Longhorns, but lost to the defending NCAA champs at Maturi Pavilion on Tuesday.

Twins V. Cleveland Guardians

Gallery: Vikings lose to Cardinals in final preseason game

The Vikings are 0-6 in the preseason under Kevin O'Connell after an 18-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals at U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday.

Gallery: Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 91-86

Napheesa Collier led the way with 29 points and Kayla McBride added 21 at Target Center on Tuesday.

Gallery: Vikings take on Titans in preseason game at U.S. Bank Stadium

Sam Smith Concert

With Opening Act Jessie Reyez

Gallery: Brooks Lee, a rising star in Twins farm system

Brooks Lee, the Twins' first-round draft choice in 2022, is quickly climbing up the minor league ladder and has reached Class AAA St. Paul.

Vikings training camp night practice

Vikings training camp

night practice

Vikings Training Camp Day 3

Vikings have their first day of training with pads.

Gallery: A hot day at Vikings training camp

The team is preparing for the 2023 NFL season and some preseason games in August.

Gallery: Vikings are back, players report to second day of training camp

Vikings players practiced for the first time during training camp during the team's second day on Wednesday.

Vikings staff and players speak at a press conference

The team had their first day of training camp.

Twins defeated Mariners 4-3 in 10 innings

Former President Donald Trump makes federal court appearance

Former President Donald Trump makes a federal court appearance on dozens of felony charges accusing him of illegally hoarding classified documents and thwarting the Justice Department's efforts to get the records back.

Twins beat Guardians 7-6 at Target Field

Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Guardians 7-6 at Target Field. Royce Lewis two-run homer ties game in the 8th inning. Willi Castro hits sac fly to score drive in winning run in the 9th.

Lynx Media Day

Minnesota Lynx players photographed on Media Day Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at the Target Center in Minneapolis

Photos: Dinkytown residents, business owners seek solutions to teens wreaking havoc

Last Thursday through the weekend, large groups of teenagers caused havoc throughout Dinkytown, with video showing dozens of teens curb stomping someone believed to be a University student.

Mechanic Arts High School awards scholarships for 70 years

A group of Mechanic Arts High School graduates has been awarding scholarships to students for more than 70 years — and for the nearly 50 years since their school near the State Capitol closed and was torn down. They do it, they say, to keep the memory and the name of their beloved alma mater alive. The event took place Monday, May 8, 2023 in St. Paul.

Michael Houston named teacher of the year

Michael Houston, a mathematics teacher at Harding High School in St. Paul Public Schools, was named the 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at The River Center in St. Paul, Minn.

Michael Houston named teacher of the year

Photos: Disc golf putting league at Forgotten Star Brewing in Fridley

On Tuesdays in April and May, disc golfers met up at Forgotten Star Brewing in Fridley to participate in a weekly putting league.

Wild end of season media availability

Minnesota Wild players met with the media on Monday, May 1, 2023, after the Dallas Stars ended their season.

Wild end of season media availability

Gallery: Minnesota United, FC Dallas tie 0-0

Minnesota United played FC Dallas at Allianz Field on Sunday, but neither team was able to score.

Wild fall 4-1 to Dallas Stars in Game 6

The Minnesota Wild were eliminated by the Dallas Stars with a 4-1 loss in Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Friday night at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Gallery: Timberwolves hold end of season news conference

The Timberwolves held an end of the season news conference with the media on Thursday.

Photos: Wild fall to Stars in game 4

The Minnesota Wild played the Dallas Stars in game four of their first round playoff series on Sunday, April 23, 2023, in St. Paul.

Photos: Wild fall to Stars in game 4

Wild defeat Dallas Stars 5-1 in Game 3

The Minnesota Wild beat the Dallas Stars 5-1 in Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Friday night, April 21, 2023 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

See inside Minnesota's first major vinyl record pressing plant

Saturday's Record Store Day will be the first with LPs pressed in Minnesota, thanks to Copycats' new Osseo plant.

See inside Minnesota's first major vinyl record pressing plant

Gallery: Wild lose 3-1 to Winnipeg Jets

The Wild lost 3-1 to the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night at Xcel Energy Center.

Gopher men's hockey loses national championship on overtime goal

Quinnipiac men's hockey earned its first national championship title after defeating the Minnesota Gophers in overtime on Saturday. The Bobcats' Jacob Quillan (16) scored the game-winning goal to push Quinnipiac past Minnesota 3-2.

Gallery: Gophers defeat Boston University 6-2 in Frozen Four men's semifinal

The Gophers advanced to the championship game with a 6-2 win over the Boston University Terriers in a NCAA Frozen Four semifinal game Thursday evening in Tampa, Florida.

Gallery: Wolves lose 107-105 to Portland

The Timberwolves fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 107-105 at Target Center on Sunday.

Wild beat Seattle 5-1

The Minnesota Wild beat the Seattle Kraken on Monday, March 27, 2023 in St. Paul.

Wild beat Seattle 5-1

Gallery: Memorial service for Bud Grant

A memorial service was held for Bud Grant on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Grace Church in Eden Prairie.

Gallery: Cretin-Derham Hall tops St. Thomas Academy in section final

Cretin-Derham Hall and St. Thomas Academy met in the Class 2A, Section 3 boys hockey final at Braemar Ice Arena in Edina on Wednesday. The Raiders won 4-2 to win a trip to the state tournament.

Gallery: South Saint Paul edges Fergus Falls 1-0 in double overtime in Class 1A quarterfinals

South Saint Paul defeated Fergus Falls 1-0 in double overtime after a goal by Sarah Wincentsen at Xcel Energy Center.

Gallery: Warroad trounces Albert Lea 15-1 in Class 1A girls quarterfinals

Warroad defeated Albert Lea 15-1 in the Class 1A girls hockey quarterfinals at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Gallery: Wild defeat Kings 2-1

The Wild, behind Ryan Hartman's two goals, stopped the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 at Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday.

Gallery: Wild beat Predators 4-3

Ryan Hartman's goal in the final minute of regulation lifted the Wild over the Nashville Predators 4-3 at Xcel Energy Center on Sunday.