Star Wars: Minnesota sports celebrate 'The Force Awakens'


Star Wars fever is progressing through Minnesota's sports teams.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hits the big screen this weekend and in commemoration of the event, the Timberwolves held a Star Wars night at Target Center Tuesday night as they hosted the Denver Nuggets.

Instead of Luke Skywalker or Hans Solo, the Wolves go into the game with a different cast of heroes that includes Ricky Rubio:

And Andrew Wiggins:

Whether they are fans of the Wolves or fans of the movies, many got in on the act Tuesday night.

FOX Sports North even quizzed some Wolves players to find out what they knew about Star Wars characters.

If you're a big Star Wars fan and couldn't make it to Target Center Tuesday night, you'll have another chance Wednesday. The Gophers are planning their own celebration at "The Barn" on Wednesday night.

May the Force be with us!

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-11-28 at 6.58.11 PM

Gophers dominate second half to defeat Loyola-Marymount

Marcus Carr scored 26 to send the Gophers to 2-0.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Kandiyohi Co. man airlifted after hand caught in corn picker

Corn pickers are a common cause of farm accidents.

White tail deer

DNR: Passenger shot at deer out of driver's side window

The DNR said 'all sense of safety was disregarded.'

Screen Shot 2019-07-18 at 9.10.30 AM

Mpls council proposal would cut nearly $8M from 2021 police budget

The "Safety for All Budget Plan" was introduced Friday.

Shayne Munich

Minneapolis police appeal for help finding missing man

Shayne Munich is described as a vulnerable adult.

Screen Shot 2020-11-27 at 6.26.50 PM

Minnesota nurse's story about her battle with COVID-19 goes viral

A month later, Ashley Walter is on a hard road to recovery.

Adam Thielen

Report: Still on COVID-19 list, Thielen not expected to play Sunday

Thielen was placed on the COVID-19/Reserve list on Monday.

Image from iOS (19)

Mask-wearing, distancing a common sight on MOA's Black Friday

Thousands of shoppers were out and about on Black Friday despite the COVID-19 situation.