WCCO was simply outbid. WCCO had been the Twins' broadcast partner since the team moved to Minnesota from Washington in 1961. WCCO paid the team $3 million annually, but kept all the ad revenue. In the initial four-year deal with KSTP, the Twins kept all the revenue from ads broadcast during games and agreed to pay the team an escalating fee that would eventually reach $1 million a season.
I-35W south closes this weekend, then a big reopening on Monday
Commuters who take 35W northbound into Minneapolis will be pleased.