Major League Baseball and ESPN have extended their television contract for the next eights years, the Associated Press says. The deal combines rights for TV, radio, digital and international that has been separate in the past. The new, combined deal will be worth about $700 million a year.
Watch: Storm updates after heavy hail slams Twin Cities
Sven Sundgaard is providing an update after Thursday's flash hail storm.
MN GOP apologizes over antisemitic sequence in candidate's campaign video
Party leader says candidate didn't know the imagery perpetuated an antisemitic trope.
Tornado, severe thunderstorm watches issued in Minnesota
In addition to possible tornadoes, there is a threat for damaging winds and very large hail.
High prices, stiff competition putting off homebuyers in Twin Cities
Prices continue to rise in the metro, but there are signs of buyer fatigue.
Series of explosions at manufacturing plant injures 6 in Wisconsin
The blast rocked the Wisconsin town just before 7:45 a.m.
MN researcher part of team behind 'revolutionary' discovery of ancient tooth in Laos
The molar found in a remote cave is believed to have belonged to a Denisovan girl who lived 164,000-130,000 years ago.
Gallery: Minneapolis penthouse comes with private elevator and 24-foot ceilings
The custom-designed home is on the market for $500K
Charges: Sting catches MN principal trying to hire child prostitute
Authorities alleged Mohamed Selim attempted to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex on Tuesday.
Nominate a 'local hero' to get a dozen Cub donuts from Salvation Army
The organization is looking for 1,000 volunteers to help with the effort in the metro.
Duck smashes through chopper window and hits State Patrol pilot
Two pilots were on the aircraft at the time, with one of them sustaining a head injury.
Twins finalize deal with Joel Zumaya
The Minnesota Twins finalized a one year deal with Joel Zumaya Wednesday. The deal is worth $850,000, including $900 thousand in performance-based bonuses. The flame-throwing reliever hasn't pitched since snapping a bone in his right elbow after throwing a pitch against the Twins in 2010.
Twins believe Walters is ready for MLB
General manager Terry Ryan expects P.J. Walters to give the Twins a chance against the Blue Jays on Saturday. The 27 year old will make his first major league start since 2010. At Triple-A Rochester Walters was 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA. He says he'll try to pitch the way he has with the Red Wings.
Twins sign deals with left-handers Liriano and Perkins
On the last day to swap salary figures, the Twins agreed to terms with starter Francisco Liriano and reliever Glen Perkins -- who avoided arbitration. Liriano comes back with $5.5 million, Perkins with $1.55 million. Both deals are for one year. The team could not reach terms with Alexi Casilla, who is also eligible for arbitration.
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