On this day in 1987, the Yankees traded Joe Niekro to the Twins for catcher Mark Salas. Later in the year, the knuckleballer was caught on camera with a nail file in his pocket by umpire Steve Palermo.
Minneapolis: Stop calling 911 for fireworks noise complaints
The city wants people to submit complaints online instead.
What's open and closed in Minnesota on the Fourth of July
Grocery stores are open, though some have limited hours.
18-year-old killed by exploding firework in Brooklyn Park
Police arrived at the scene to see the victim's friend performing CPR.
Boy found in Brooklyn Park is reunited with parents
The boy was found shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday.
1 dead, 1 arrested after shooting involving teens in Duluth
A 17-year-old was arrested around 1:45 a.m. Sunday. Neither the victim nor the suspect has been identified.
NASCAR driver joins MN boy in reclaiming 'Let's go Brandon' slogan
Brandon Brundidge gained recognition when his mother shared the story of how he found inspiration in "Let's go Brandon" signs.
White supremacist propaganda flyers distributed in Cottage Grove
The department said the flyers have been left in driveways throughout the city.
Search for 6-year-old girl continues after mother found dead in Northfield
"Police have reason to believe Wade may have been involved in Elle's disappearance before taking her own life."
Kristi Noem's response to 10-year-old Ohio girl pregnant after being raped
Abortion is illegal in South Dakota unless the mother's life is in danger.
Sheriff: Deputy shoots gun-wielding man in western Wisconsin
One deputy fired on the man, striking him in an unknown area of his body.
Man found dead in 26 inches of water in Le Sueur County
The 45-year-old was found in near the shoreline on Lake Washington.
Video Vault: Joe Mauer, hair stylist
Joe Mauer takes part in a Head & Shoulders contest where he styled someone's hair. This is weirdly awkward and somewhat sweet at the same time. So, if Joe is your barber, and you're trying to create conversation, is it OK to say, "Hey, Joe, how come you never swing at the first pitch even though it's always a strike?" Just sayin...
Video Vault: NBC's Twins-Tigers Game 5 ALCS opening montage
Check out the three-minute setup from NBC's Bob Costas on the day the Twins beat the Tigers in 1987 to win the American League pennant.
Video Vault: Michael Jordan scores 45 vs. Wolves, 1989
On Nov. 8, 1989, Michael Jordan comes to Minnesota and lays 45 points on the young Timberwolves.
Video Vault: Let Larry Spooner go home!
For the love of man, St. Paul lawmmakers, let Vikings super-fan Larry Spooner go home. He's been camped out at the Capitol since Friday, awaiting the make-or-break Vikings stadium vote. He sums it up best in this all-in-caps Friday Facebook entry: "TAILGATING AT CAPITOL STARTING AT 3 TODAY, TILL IT'S APPROVED, OR THEY MOVE, PURPLE UP AND COME SUPPORT THE VIKINGS, TAKE MONDAY OFF FOR SURE!!!!!"
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