Category Archives: Minnesota

Notable stories from the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Poll: Who do fans want the Timberwolves to take at #1?

This composite image shows Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns, left, and Duke's Jahlil Okafor. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Andy Lyons, Ronald Martinez

This composite image shows Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns, left, and Duke’s Jahlil Okafor. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Andy Lyons, Ronald Martinez

The curse is over! The Timberwolves got the #1 pick in the upcoming draft. Some say that the hard part is over, but selecting the right player might not be so easy either. Who would you like to see the Timberwolves take at #1? Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns?

Minnesota Wild second round of playoffs TV and game schedule

Wild schedule second round of playoffs

(Pioneer Press: Sherri LaRose-Chiglo)

The Minnesota Wild schedule is finally out. Buy playoff gear here.

The Wild will take on the Chicago Blackhawks for the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs, which begin on Thursday.

The schedule is, as follows:

— Friday, May 1, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago

— Sunday, May 3, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago

— Tuesday, May 5, 7 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota

— Thursday, May 7, 8:30 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota

— Saturday, May 9, TBD, Minnesota at Chicago*

— Monday, May 11, TBD, Chicago at Minnesota*

— Wednesday, May 13, TBD, Minnesota at Chicago*

*if necessary

All games can be viewed on NBC Sports Network and will be broadcast locally on KFAN FM 100.3.

Playboy ranks Juicy Lucy burgers in Minneapolis

“Minneapolis’ Iconic Cheese-Stuffed Hamburgers, the Juicy Lucy, Ranked”, April 2015. (Playboy)

“Minneapolis’ Iconic Cheese-Stuffed Hamburgers, the Juicy Lucy, Ranked”, April 2015. (Playboy)

The 5-8 Club and Matt’s Bar both claim to have created the first Juicy Lucy. The battle for ownership is sort of like the Twin Cities’ Judgment of Solomon, for if you cut one in half, all its goodness would spill out, leaving each with nothing but half a boring, normal hamburger. See the full ranking of establishments here

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Minnesota Wild Playoff TV Schedule 2015

Minnesota Wild Playoff TV Schedule 2015 

The local broadcast schedule for the First Round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Wild and St. Louis Blues.

FOX Sports North will televise Games 1, 3 and 4 of the First Round of the series. While NBC will nationally televise Game 2, FOX Sports North will air a one-hour Wild Live pregame show and extended postgame analysis for all games. FOX Sports North telecasts will also be available on FOX Sports Wisconsin. The broadcast schedule for Games 5, 6 and 7 to be announced, if necessary.

Round 1 Stanley Cup Playoffs Local Broadcast Schedule (all times central)

Game 1 – Thursday, April 16, Minnesota at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m. – FOX Sports North, FM 100.3 KFAN

Game 2 – Saturday, April 18, Minnesota at St. Louis, 2 p.m. – NBC (KARE 11), FM 100.3 KFAN

Game 3 – Monday, April 20, St. Louis at Minnesota, 7 p.m. – FOX Sports North, FM 100.3 KFAN

Game 4 – Wednesday, April 22, St. Louis at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. – FOX Sports North, FM 100.3 KFAN

Game 5 – Friday, April 24, Minnesota at St. Louis, TBA (if necessary) – TBA, FM 100.3 KFAN

Game 6 – Sunday, April 26, St. Louis at Minnesota, TBA (if necessary) – TBA, FM 100.3 KFAN

Game 7 – Wednesday, April 29, Minnesota at St. Louis, TBA (if necessary) – TBA, FM 100.3 KFAN

Outside the local viewing area, Games 1 and 4 can be viewed nationally on NBCSN and Game 3 will be available on CNBC.

Check out these cool MN Wild shirts

Twins baseball player wears something special for Mom

With his mom being legally blind, Minnesota Twins player @JRGraham013 wears stirrups so she can tell him apart on the field.

Twins Ervin Santana to miss the first 80 games

ervin santana suspended

It’s gonna be a long season Twins fans. The StarTribune is reporting that Ervin Santana, who signed a four-year, $54 million contract with the Twins during the offseason, tested positive for Stanozolol. Stanozolol is a steroid favorited by cheating athletes and is banned by the MLB. The consequence? Suspended for 80 games. 

Twins fans reading this now just had their hearts broken. This usually doesn’t happen until the postseason. 

Seems like Minnesota always picks the winners don’t they? In unrelated news to the PED thing, Major League Jewelers Inc. is saying Santana owes them more than $40k for unpaid bling and is suing him for it. This guy is shaping up to be a real team leader huh?

Maybe Santana wasn’t that great of a signing after all? 

Police Need Help Finding This Missing U of MN Student

Jennifer Houle, 22, was last seen between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. this past Friday at Blarney Pub and Grill in Dinkytown

Jennifer Houle, 22, was last seen between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. this past Friday at Blarney Pub and Grill in Dinkytown

Minneapolis Police need your help to find a missing University of Minnesota student. Jennifer Houle, 22, was last seen between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. this past Friday at Blarney Pub and Grill in Dinkytown. Police say her purse was found three blocks away on the 1100 block of 4th Street Southeast at about 3 a.m.

Houle, from Stillwater, is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs about 140 pounds and has long blond hair. She was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, green blouse, black leggings and black boots.

She is a senior studying business at the Carlson School of Management, and is set to graduate this spring. Houle is also a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority, which is located about three blocks away from Blarney Pub and about a block away from where her purse was found.

Minneapolis Police spokesman John Elder said investigators were working on several theories. He said that cutting off contact after an evening out with friends was not consistent with Houle’s typical behavior.

According to Houle’s Facebook account, she also planned to attend a Women in Business Gala at the McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, an event that was scheduled to run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Anyone with information is urged to call 911, the Minneapolis Police tipline at 612-692-TIPS (8477), or send a text to 847 411 (tip 411) then enter MPD and the tip.

BREAKING 3/30/2015: Minneapolis police are now saying video evidence was located that indicates Ms. Houle “entered the river from the 10th Avenue Bridge” on Friday morning and was alone when she went over the bridge and into the water. No body has been recovered. Authorities did not call this a suicide or an accident.

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Hunting for Prince’s secret vault of unreleased music

prince's music vault

What I picture his vault to be like. Photo: Gaetano Images Inc. / Alamy

Prince is rumored to have a large collection of unreleased music locked away inside a huge vault at Paisley Park. For years fans have speculated about whether the stories are true and just how much music there may be. The BBC has come to Minnesota in search of the truth.

I have always found this fascinating.

More Prince stuff here

What a well-dressed beer drinker is wearing these days

Throw back Grain Belt Premium ad from 1975.

Beer Drinker Grain Belt

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Kevin Garnett and Stephon Marbury

Timberwolves teammates Kevin Garnett and Stephon Marbury pose together during a 1996 SI photo shoot. (Robert Beck/SI)

Kevin Garnett and Stephon Marbury via siphotos: