Fans lined the streets of Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon to catch a glimpse of their favorite baseball All-Stars before tonight's game at Target Field. A red carpet more than a mile long stretched through downtown for the big All-Star parade this afternoon.
The All-Star week festivities included a fireworks show in Minneapolis Monday night, but it didn't get started until after midnight. Local residents were not pleased, and today Major League Baseball apologized for the rude awakening.
The whistleblower who came forward to denounce a clergy sexual abuse coverup in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis accuses local church leaders of "blaming of victims, willful ignorance, lies and a ‘cavalier attitude toward the safety of other people’s children.’”
MnDOT officials are reporting this icy news nugget: The state spent a record $130 million on snow and ice removal during the last winter driving season – $50 million above average.
The starting left fielder for the National League in tonight’s MLB All-Star Game at Target Field is Carlos Gomez of the Milwaukee Brewers. He played for the Twins for two seasons, (2008-2009), and hopes he will play well enough tonight to be the game's MVP.