Category Archives: Minnesota

Notable stories from the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Kevin Love Jersey Burning – Minnesota Nice Style

How Minnesota sports fans deal with the loss of a star.

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America’s 10 Most Miserable Sports Cities

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How does a team make their fans feel miserable? Losing a lot is one way. But so is the tease, building up their hopes before letting them down. Teams from these 10 cities have toyed with their fans the most over the years. Misery points are awarded for postseason records – the later you lose the more points you get – supplemented by other factors like fewest championships per season and the length of a city’s current championship drought. Candidates are limited to those cities with at least 75 cumulative MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL seasons.

No. 9: Minneapolis
Teams: Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, Lakers, Wild, North Stars

Championship Round Record: 7-8
Semifinal Round Record: 12-18
Seasons/championships: 184/7
Last title: 1991
The Vikings were 0-4 in Super Bowls long before the Bills were.

I needed therapy after the 2009 Vikings season.

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Cleveland has acquired Kevin Love

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached an agreement in principle to send All-Star forward Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a protected 2015 first-round draft pick, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

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Lee’s Liquor Lounge

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Suspect Arrested in Shooting of Mendota Heights Police Officer

Police killer suspect Brian Fitch Photo: Dakota County Sherrif's Office

Police killer suspect Brian Fitch Photo: Dakota County Sherrif’s Office

Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick was shot and killed near Dodd Road and Smith Avenue in West St. Paul just before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was the first officer killed in the line of duty ever in this department. 
After an all day manhunt, sources say Brian Fitch Sr. has been captured. Fitch is in the hospital with gunshot wounds. How he was shot is unclear, but I sure hope a police officer did it while closing in on him. More news. Pray for this officer’s family tonight. 

UPDATE: Here is the police radio audio during the suspects shootout with police and his subsequent arrest. (via MN Police Clips)

https://soundcloud.com/mn-police-scanner-audio/brian-george-fitch

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Can you hear me now? Fox 9 Microphone News Blooper

M.A. Rosko at Fox 9 was having some technical difficulties this morning. 

If you remember, she was having some skating issues last winter too. 

31 bars will be open late for the MLB All-Star Game

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These 31 bars and adult venues have a special license to stay open until 4 a.m. on the last day of MLB All-Star Game festivities in anticipation of a baseball-fueled blitz of nighttime business.

The Minnesota Legislature gave the bars (and adult venues, denoted with an *) a special dispensation. The extended hours only apply from noon on July 15 to the wee hours of July 16.

The 508 Bar & Restaurant—508 First Ave. N.
Seven Steakhouse Sushi Ultralounge Skybar—700 Hennepin Ave.
Aqua Nightclub—400 First Ave. N.
Augie’s Cabaret*— 424 Hennepin Ave.
Bar Fly—711 Hennepin Ave.
Brother’s Bar & Grill—430 First Ave. N.
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre—824 Hennepin Ave.
The Capital Grille—801 Hennepin Ave.
Cowboy Jacks—126 Fifth St. N.
Club New York—10 Fifth St. S.
Devil’s Advocate—89 10th St. S.
Downtown Cabaret*—115 Fourth St. S.
The Executive Lounge*—418 Third Ave. N.
Firelake Grill House—31 Seventh St. S.
First Avenue—701 First Ave. N.
The Grand Hotel—615 Second Ave. S.
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis—1300 Nicollet Mall
Hubert’s Sports Bar—600 First Ave. N.
Kieran’s Irish Pub—85 Sixth St. N.
The Local—931 Nicollet Mall
The Loon Cafe—500 First Ave. N.
Marin Restaurant & Bar—901 Hennepin Ave.
Millenium Hotel—1313 Nicollet Mall
The Pourhouse—10 Fifth St. S.
Rick’s Cabaret*—300 Third St. S.
The Seville Club*—15 Glenwood Ave.
The Shout House—650 Hennepin Ave.
Solera Restaurant & Event Center—900 Hennepin Ave.
Spades Nightclub—322 First Ave. N.
Uncle Bucks—26 Fifth St. N.

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Minneapolis boy’s free piano concert yard sign goes viral

Dylan Spoering Piano Concert

Dylan Spoering, a young boy living in Uptown Minneapolis, is planning a piano concert tomorrow afternoon in his front yard — and a hand-made sign went viral and earned him publicity he could never have dreamed of. The Facebook event has over 1000 invitees and nearly 230 confirmed attendees including some notable people. There’s no word yet on what pieces Dylan will play, but the sign indicates that he’ll be tickling the ivories from 2:30-3:20 p.m. via MPR

4 New Food Items Available During the 2014 All-Star Game

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These are four of the most delicious-looking concessions available at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game at Target Field:

1. The Hangover Burger: The hangover burger uses a mix of ground beef and ground bacon for two quarter-pound patties. They’re topped with american cheese, lettuce, onions, a fried egg, and a sauce made from sriracha, ketchup, mayo and cornichons.

2. The Brat Dog: A footlong hot dog wrapped in bratwurst, then wrapped in bacon, served on a pretzel roll. There are peppers, too, so you get your veggies. It’s healthy, right?

3. The Double Play: A polish sausage and a bratwurst stuffed onto the same bun, side by side.

4. Lobster Corn Dog: Fried lobster on a stick. Let’s do this.

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Zach LaVine’s reaction to joining the Timberwolves

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