Wild
June 2
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Athletes aren't staying on sidelines following George Floyd's killing

While speaking out a generation ago might have been deemed harmful to a brand, staying silent during a time of national crisis in 2020 can create an impression of being complacent at best and complicit at worst.
Wolves
June 1
"We're never safe," says the Wolves' Josh Okogie. "We never have a fair playing field."

Okogie's message about being black in America: 'We're never safe'

Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie said George Floyd's death is another example of just how vulnerable black people are — regardless of whether they're in the NBA or not.
Local
May 30
Former Hopkins basketball player Royce White spoke at a rally in downtown Minneapolis on Friday.

Reusse: Stephen Jackson, other activists score with straight talk at Mpls. City Hall

Longtime NBA player Stephen Jackson bared his soul in talking about George Floyd, a dead friend that he called his "twin."
Wolves
May 28
If the Timberwolves do not return to the court for the 2019-20 NBA season, center Karl-Anthony Towns and guard D’Angelo Russell will end the year ha

If NBA returns this season, Wolves might not make the cut

It's possible the Wolves' last game was on March 10 in Houston. Several return to play scenarios have circulated recently, and some of those include leaving teams near the bottom of the standings out of the mix.
Wolves
May 28

Wolves wait out reboot scenarios while on shaky ground

Here are some factors to consider as the NBA mulls options after shutting down March 11 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Wolves
May 28
During this game on December 30, Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders disputed a call against the Brooklyn Nets

Hartman: Wolves might prefer to not have NBA season resume

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will hold an important call with the league Thursday to talk about returning to action. Here's why the Wolves may not want the games to resume.
Wolves
May 27
Lakefield native Teresa Resch, with the 2019 Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy won by the Toronto Raptors, was the first woman hired by Masai Ujiri,

Minnesota native thriving as executive with Toronto Raptors

Lakefield native Teresa Resch was the first in a succession of women — now numbering 14 — whom Masai Ujiri hired for his Toronto Raptors.
Vikings
May 26
Jerry Havens, the soldier whose life Rich Nuessle helped save in Vietnam, visits Nuessle’s grave every year to pay his respects.

Reusse: Remembering a good Marine and a beloved sports photojournalist

Rich Nuessle was once a staple in the Twin Cities sports media. If you were in that circle and failed to have a wacky adventure with Rich, you had to be in quarantine. Behind the fun, though, was a hero with a tortured soul.
Outdoors
May 26
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Mailbag: Star Tribune sports editors answer your questions this week

Have a question about how and why we do the things we do? The Star Tribune's sports editors will be answering your questions in this week's mailbag.
Wolves
May 25
Jon Leuer played with the Pistons from 2016 to ’19, averaging 7.8 points and 4.3 rebounds over 124 games.

Former Orono standout Leuer announces retirement from NBA

Jon Leuer, who was from Long Lake, was primarily a guard in high school. But after committing to play for Wisconsin under coach Bo Ryan, he had a 10-inch growth spurt
Wolves
May 23
The NBA is looking at using the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World as a possible venue to complete the season if conditions permit duri

NBA says it is looking into resuming play in Orlando

League would aim for late July start but might leave some teams home.
Coronavirus
May 22
The Wolves have a longstanding partnership with Mayo Clinic, including a $100,000 donation from star center Karl-Anthony Towns before his mother died

Wolves, NBA join Mayo Clinic on coronavirus study

Doctors hope to develop way to detect antibodies using just a pin prick.
Gophers
May 22
Star Tribune night sports editor Kevin Bertels at his home office, where he has led remote production of the sports section since mid-March.

Publish sports section from home? 'We never imagined we'd try this.'

Battling his neighbors for Wi-Fi speed at night, Kevin Bertels and a band of editors normally lashed together within easy shouting distance have redefined putting the newspaper, and themselves, to bed.
Vikings
May 21
Naila-Jean Meyers, Star Tribune senior assistant sports editor, at the Stone Arch Bridge.

NYC to MSP: Sports editor connects to new life in strangest of times

Naila-Jean Meyers moved here for a new job at the Star Tribune in January and set out to learn it and make connections in a new place. Then the coronavirus changed everything.
Wolves
May 21
Mayo Clinic Square in downtown Minneapolis, practice home for the Wolves and Lynx, remains empty while teams standby during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wolves opening practice facility for individual workouts

The Timberwolves are joining other NBA teams in opening their practice facility to players for individual workouts starting Thursday.
Wolves
May 20
Wolves mailbag: Has Gersson Rosas done a good job running the team?

Wolves mailbag: Has Gersson Rosas done a good job running the team?

Given everything that's happened during his first year on the job, is it possible to give the Timberwolves president anything but an incomplete for his work?
Vikings
May 19
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Nation's governors expressing support for return of pro sports

The prospects for pro sports resuming operations were boosted Monday when the governors of California, New York and Texas announced their support for games returning to their states.
Wolves
May 19
Chris Hine of the Star Tribune at his keyboard at home, along with songbooks with music by two of his favorites, Mariah Carey and Carole King.

NBA on hold, Wolves writer Hine goes from courtside to piano bench

The Timberwolves beat writer can go to his right or left hand when it comes to the keyboard, a skill he's reconnected with during life without NBA travel.
Wolves
May 18
Mayo Clinic Square in downtown Minneapolis, practice home for the Wolves and Lynx, remains empty while teams standby during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NBA appears willing to delay start of next season to finish 2019-20

Optimism has increased in the league office for a resumption of the season, with the NBA looking at one or two "bubble" sites in Las Vegas and Orlando.
Wolves
May 18
Michael Jordan pours bubbly on Dennis Rodman inside the locker room after winning the NBA title on June 14, 1998.

The Last Dance: Series ends, Jordan's search for acceptance goes on

Michael Jordan found peace on the basketball court, but the questions remain about whether he's ever really found peace away from the game.

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