Skip to main content

DeLaSalle pitcher won't let birth defect impede goals

Despite not having any bone structure below his left elbow, Ben Albert doesn't let his condition give him any excuses. The Star Tribune reports the high school junior enjoys being different and he has the talent to prove it.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Despite not having any bone structure below his left elbow, Ben Albert doesn't let his condition give him any excuses. The Star Tribune reports the high school junior enjoys being different and he has the talent to prove it.

Next Up

Redtail Ridge Elementary

Sunbather on the roof triggers shelter-in-place at Savage elementary school

The sunbather told police he was trying to "tan and relax."

Nero

The Raptor Center's ambassador, Nero the turkey vulture, dies at 47

Nero helped save the California condors before taking up his post as an education ambassador.

Ben Leber

Ben Leber named new permanent co-host of 'Twin Cities Live'

The former Minnesota Vikings linebacker was introduced Friday afternoon.

MPR

APM Reports, maker of 'In the Dark' podcast, nixed by Minnesota Public Radio

MPR said "select programming elements" of APM Reports will be incorporated into MPR News.

storm, severe

The latest on holiday weekend severe weather chances for MN

The most significant severe threats are Sunday night and again on Monday.

Arianna Vos

Charges: Driver was drunk, high in head-on crash that killed 19-year-old woman

The young woman killed in the crash was a college student studying zoology.

motorcycle

Motorcyclist killed in Ham Lake after passing in the turn lane

The motorcyclist was hit by a car turning onto the road.

Keith Ellison

Minnesota gets cut of Ford settlement over misleading ads

The $19.2 million settlement centers on Ford's C-Max hybrid and Super Duty pickup truck.

Related

Williams won't let injury keep him on the sideline

Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams is battling plantar fasciitis in his left foot, but the All-Pro won't let that keep him on the sideline when he returns from his two-game StarCaps suspension on Sunday. Williams says he's ready to play after yelling at the TV during the first two games.

Twins claim pitcher from Diamondbacks

Esmerling Vasquez is the newest member of the Minnesota Twins. The hard-throwing right-hander was claimed off waivers from Arizona. Vasquez went 5-10 with a 4.66 ERA during his three seasons with the Diamondbacks.

Vikings won't pay as much for Minneapolis stadium

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says he won't pay as much money for a stadium built in Minneapolis. He has his eyes set on a stadium in Arden Hills. Wilf will contribute more than $400 million to a stadium in Arden Hills, but says a stadium at any other site won't warrant 'that level of commitment.'

Heatley ready to score goals in Minnesota

Dany Heatley has been one of the NHL's top goal scorers since the 2002-2003 season. Now he is ready to shoulder the goal-scoring load in his first season with the Wild.

Even Gardenhire was hurt last year

Give Ron Gardenhire credit for managing nearly every game in 2011. The Twins' skipper managed through an elbow injury that forced him under the knife Monday. Gardenhire underwent a procedure to remove bone chips in his elbow. He joked that he suffered the injury scratching his head.

Wild sticking with Harding in goal

Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo announced Friday that Josh Harding will start in goal Saturday night against the St. Louis Blues. Niklas Backstrom is still the starter, but Yeo wants to stick with the hot hand. It will be Harding's fourth straight start.