Drew Butera might not be the greatest hitter in the world, but the Star Tribune reports the Twins might need him as a backup catcher if Ryan Doumit opens the season as the designated hitter.
Evacuations underway after explosion, fire on U of M campus
Five blocks on University Ave. are under evacuation.
‘Terrible prank’ during tornado drill causes scare at Hopkins High School
The school principal said the incident brought armed police to the school and "understandably caused some scholars anxiety."
Woman admits to role in St. Paul man's gruesome murder
A 32-year-old Duluth woman has taken a plea deal in the case of a 34-year-old St. Paul man's murder.
'Living nightmare’ alleged at Savage, Minn. rabbit sanctuary
"Peacebunny Cottage" is now the subject of an animal cruelty investigation.
Tractor tips on embankment, killing man in Kandiyohi County
The tractor reportedly tipped and fell on top of the man, pinning him underneath.
Sloane Martin teams with Mike Golic Jr. for college football broadcasts
Martin, 33, lives in Minnesota and continues to climb the sports broadcasting ladder.
Minnesota radio legend Tom Barnard set to leave KQRS
Barnard says he's not retiring.
Delta pilots picket at MSP Airport amid mass issues in airline industry
The picket is one of several nationwide.
St. Paul plans to extend $500 payments to low-income families
The expansion would give more than 300 families a monthly payment of $500.
Use of car seat in crash that killed child still under investigation
The mother of the child was treated for injuries not considered to be life-threatening.
Twins call up Butera, designate Burroughs for assignment
Drew Butera was called up from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday. He'll backup Ryan Doumit at catcher. Joe Mauer is back in the Twins' lineup as the DH, but he's still sore after taking a foul tip to his left knee on Sunday. To make room on the roster for Butera, the Twins designated Sean Burroughs for assignment.
Twins podcast: Gleeman & The Geek, Episode 35
It's a season-opener special as John Bonnes and Aaron Gleeman deliver another episode of what might be the best Twins podcast on the planet. This week: a chat with Twins Pioneer Press beat writer Ben Goessling, Drew Butera's demotion, Justin Morneau's new job and writing about Joe Mauer.
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