Former teammates and pitchers R.A. Dickey and Kevin Slowey are poised to begin their climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, which stands 19,340 feet high. The trek will raise money for rescuing girls from sex trafficking. Dickey's current team- the New York Mets- have objected to the climb. Slowey- who plays for the Rockies- says he has the team's blessing.
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.
Charges: Minnetonka Nordstrom employee stole $500,000 in merchandise
Store employees used a covert camera to investigate disappearing merchandise.
Woman drives into wet concrete, gets stuck in attempt to flee police
The 53-year-old woman drove into wet concrete trying to flee police on Monday.
Ex-Twins Slowey, Dickey scale Kilimanjaro
He couldn’t be bothered to pitch out of the Twins’ bullpen, but Kevin Slowey has reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. Slowey and former Twin R.A. Dickey made the trip together. Dickey pitches for the Mets. Slowey was traded to the Rockies.
Twins' Slowey traded to Rockies
The Twins have traded Kevin Slowey to the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later. In five seasons with the Twins, Slowey was 39-29, with a 4.66 ERA. He went 0-8 in 2011, with a 6.67 ERA in 59 1/3 innings. He started the season in the bullpen but battled forearm issues and an abdominal strain, and finished the season in the starting rotation.
Ryan on Slowey: 'We consider him a starter'
Kevin Slowey wants to be a starter in 2012, and if he stays in Minnesota he will likely get his way. Twins general manager Terry Ryan says the team considers Slowey a starter. The righthander is arbitration eligible, meaning the Twins have until December 12 to offer him a contract or he becomes a free agent.
Twins face ex-teammate on the mound Tuesday
Former Twins pitcher Francisco Liriano will make his first start with his new ball club at Target Field Tuesday night. The Chicago White Sox acquired the lefty Saturday night in exchange for two minor league prospects. The Twins will give the ball to Nick Blackburn and aim for their fifth straight victory after beating the first-place AL Central rivals 7-6 in the series opener with walk-off sacrifice fly in the ninth.
Twins get pitcher Daniel Turpen from Rockies in Kevin Slowey trade
The 25-year-old right-hander will go to Class AAA Rochester. He was 2-4 with a 4.83 ERA and 11 saves at Class AA Tulsa last season.
Twins open homestand with Marquis on mound vs. Sox
Twins starter Jason Marquis goes for his second win of the year as he faces the Boston Red Sox at Target Field tonight. Boston, off to a 4-10 start this year, has lost five straight.
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