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Preview: Wolves vs. Indiana

The Timberwolves could be 4-1 after Friday night against the Pacers. Even with their two top players sidelined, Minnesota is off to a solid start this season. The Wolves' strong defense is what's driving the team's success, ranking among the league leaders giving up an average of 89 points per game.

Wolves' Kirilenko, Shved push Russia past China

Andrei Kirilenko and Alexey Shved led Russia to another easy victory on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. The two future Timberwolves players helped beat China 73-54 in the men's Olympic basketball tournament. Kirilenko finished with 16 points and nine rebounds. Shved had 14 points and six assists. Russia will face Brazil on Thursday.

U of M diver wins silver medal in London

Gophers diver Kelci Bryant and her partner Abby Johnston won Olympic medals in the women's synchronized 3-meter diving Sunday at London's Aquatic Centre, the U.S.A. Today reports. China won gold and Canada came in third.

Best Buy figures out China's middle class

Western exporters, faced with anemic growth in Europe and North America, are banking on China's rapidly growing middle class. But Western companies have misjudged Chinese shoppers' priorities and clumsily tried to export U.S.-style stores. Best Buy is unlocking the mysteries of these consumers -- through trial and error, the Wall Street Journal reports.

3M to invest $50 million in China

A 3M executive says the $50 million investment is part of a "five-year strategy for China to increase annual sales 15 to 20 percent." The Maplewood-based manufacturer plans to develop new technology and products for the China market -- 3M's biggest overseas market.

Dayton leads delegation of 50 to China

Gov. Mark Dayton leaves on a week-long trade mission to China on Friday, and he says an important part of the trip will be the opening of a new economic development office there. Dayton leads a delegation of 50 that includes representatives from business, agriculture and higher education.

Dayton headed for China in 2012

The governor will follow up this year's trade mission to Japan and South Korea with a similar trip to China. State officials say a late spring or early summer journey is likely.