The Twins are a little over a week away from flying to Baltimore for the start of the 2012 season. It's fair to say the team is more optimistic about it's chances after last season's 99 loss effort. The biggest reason for the optimism is because the majority of the team is healthy. Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, Nick Blackburn and Denard Span all look ready for improvements this season.
Driver, 15 years old, hurt when car collides with SUV
The road was wet at the time, the State Patrol said.
Twin Cities family featured on Andrew Zimmern's 'Family Dinner'
The episode made its TV debut Sunday.
California-inspired restaurant opens this week in downtown Minneapolis
It's located on the ground floor of the IDS Center.
Minnesotans have the Badgers back in the national spotlight
Three of Wisconsin's four leading scorers are from Minnesota.
Liriano retires: Remembering his meteoric rise as a rookie
There was no one better than Liriano from mid-May to late-July in 2006.
Olive's Fresh Pizza Bar opening a second Twin Cities location
The Excelsior restaurant concept is expanding.
Watch: Jimmy Kimmel mocks men's sex aid made by MN company
"This is an app I won't be [down]loading," Kimmel said.
Man hospitalized after snowmobile crash in Stearns County
The crash occurred east of State Highway 238 in Albany Township.
Minnesota State Fair tickets will cost more this year
The fair's hours will also be shorter.
Indicators of COVID in wastewater skyrocketing in Twin Cities
Wastewater detection can serve as a predictor for rising and falling case levels.
Girl arrested for allegedly shooting her mother in northern MN
The incident occurred in Morcom Township Sunday afternoon.
Video: Voyageurs camera captures remarkable footage of wildlife trail
There were wolves, moose, bears, lynx, a fisher, marten and other animals.
Twins lose sixth straight, 7-6 to Kansas City
The Twins lost to the Royals, 7-6 at Target Field Friday night, pushing their losing streak to six games. Joe Mauer had two hits, including his first triple in two years, but pitching was the problem. Carl Pavano allowed five runs and the bullpen gave up two more in the eighth inning, giving the Royals the lead for good.
Twins take series with 4-2 win over Royals
The Twins beat the Royals, 4-2 Wednesday night to win the series in Kansas City. Nick Blackburn returned from the disabled list and overcame a rough first inning to earn the win. He allowed a two-run homer in the first before settling down over his final four innings.
Ryan: Span not trade bait
The Washington Nationals might want Denard Span to be their leadoff hitter, but it doesn’t sound like he’s going anywhere. Twins GM Terry Ryan tells the Washington Post Minnesota’s outfield is a “little lean”, and plans on Span hitting leadoff and playing center next year.
Twins blast the Brewers for third straight win
The Twins won for the third straight night with an 11-3 victory over the Brewers Friday night. Denard Span, Brian Dozier, Joe Mauer, Josh Willingham and Justin Morneau combined to go 12-25 with 11 RBI and 8 runs scored. It's Minnesota's first three-game winning streak of the season.
Twins podcast: Gleeman & The Geek, Episode 35
It's a season-opener special as John Bonnes and Aaron Gleeman deliver another episode of what might be the best Twins podcast on the planet. This week: a chat with Twins Pioneer Press beat writer Ben Goessling, Drew Butera's demotion, Justin Morneau's new job and writing about Joe Mauer.
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