Will Danny Valencia ever play for the Twins again? Since being sent back to AAA Rochester in early May, Valencia is hitting .237 with 4 homers and 22 RBI. General manager Terry Ryan says, "If we felt comfortable bringing him back, we would ... but he's not ready."
Health officials encourage getting vaccinated and tested before the holidays
The state has launched a "Celebrate Safely, Minnesota" campaign to make it easier to get tested and vaccinated.
Charges: Parking dispute, scuffle preceded fatal stabbing
The suspect said he was upset about neighbors and their friends regularly parking on his property.
Hennepin Co. Sheriff injured in rollover, admits to drinking beforehand
The sheriff, in a statement, called it an "inexcusable decision."
COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in MN dominated by unvaccinated
The latest figures from October show a disproportionate number of deaths among the unvaccinated.
Top MN football recruit Jaxon Howard to announce college decision
He's the son of former Minnesota Viking Willie Howard.
MN trucking firm that used 'strength tests' to screen out women drivers to pay $500K
The company will pay $500,000 and offer jobs to the women it discriminated against.
On-the-run man charged with murder in fatal shooting at gas station
The suspect hasn't been arrested, and court documents say he poses a risk to public safety.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, December 8
The latest details from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Couple ending festive lights display after dispute with sheriff over trespassing
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald addressed complaints from over the summer on Facebook Saturday.
MN man, 60, still missing despite 'extensive search efforts'
Local authorities are now asking for the public's help locating the man.
Beloved Uncle Sven's Comic Shoppe in St. Paul closes after 39 years
The hallway-sized shop with "a big heart" closed in late November.
'Weird Al' Yankovic to perform in 3 Minnesota cities in the summer
The singer will make stops in Duluth, Mankato and Minneapolis.
Twins place Plouffe on DL, call up Valencia
The Twins placed Trevor Plouffe on the 15 day disabled list Friday night. He was initially in the lineup, but scratched after his bruised thumb acted up on him during batting practice. The move is retroactive to July 21. Filling the roster spot is Danny Valencia, who was hitting .250 with 7 home runs and 37 RBI at AAA-Rochester.
Twins roster shake-up: Liriano to the bullpen, Valencia to Triple-A
Big moves following the Twins loss Wednesday night. Francisco Liriano was moved to the bullpen and Danny Valencia was optioned to Triple-A Rochester. Liriano has struggled with confidence and Valencia was in the midst of an 0-21 slump.
Twins: Valencia could get another shot if Plouffe lands on the disabled list
A bruised thumb forced Twins third-baseman Trevor Plouffe to miss a third straight game Monday night. He tried to take a couple of swings but was shut down after feeling discomfort. If he can’t play soon, he could land on the disabled list, paving the way for the possible return of Danny Valencia.
Terry Ryan: 'You can't feel sorry for yourself; you have to do something'
Twins' GM Terry Ryan put the team's 6-18 start in perspective by saying, "Right now, things are not going very well." After watching the Twins get no-hit by Jered Weaver, Ryan says, "Now we're in Seattle, and we have to turn the page and forget what happened."
Twins option Danny Valencia to Triple-A, designate Maloney for assignment
The Twins optioned third baseman Danny Valencia to Triple-A Rochester following Wednesday's loss to the Angels. Valencia's 0-21 slump dropped his average to .190. In another move the team designated relief pitcher Matt Maloney for assignment.
With free-agent scraps remaining, Terry Ryan has a difficult job
The MLB Winter Meetings concluded Thursday, meaning the Twins now have to dig through the free-agent scraps in order to upgrade the team. The digging job belongs to GM Terry Ryan, and it will be interesting to see what he does.
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