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Naylor's 2-run HR in 10th gives Guardians 7-6 win over Twins

Jun. 29, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Naylor flipped his bat wildly when the ball soared over the fence and flung his helmet 20 feet in the air as he approached home plate. Then he headbutted Cleveland manager Terry Francona. Naylor hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 10th...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 29, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 25, 2022. Editorial: Ruling should end cop funding nonsense Minnesota Supreme Court rightly decides that Minneapolis must follow its charter requirements. Minnesota’s highest court recently made it official: Minneapolis...

AP source: Timberwolves, Prince reach 2-year, $16M extension

Jun. 29, 2022 23:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are bringing back reserve forward Taurean Prince, who became a vital part of the second unit in his first season with the club. Prince and the Timberwolves have agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract extension, according to a person...

LA Kings get Kevin Fiala in trade with Minnesota Wild

Jun. 29, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings acquired high-scoring forward Kevin Fiala from the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday in exchange for their first-round pick in the upcoming draft and prospect Brock Faber. Fiala is a restricted free agent, but the Kings are expected to sign the...

Prosecutors seek prison for 3 ex-cops in Floyd killing

Jun. 29, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday to sentence one of the four former Minneapolis police officers convicted of civil rights violations in George Floyd's killing to as many as 6 1/2 years in prison but to impose significantly stiffer yet unspecified sentences on two...

Twins sparkplug Luis Arraez rises to top of batting race

Jun. 29, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just a few months into Luis Arraez's major league career, Cleveland manager Terry Francona marveled at the hitting machine division rival Minnesota was integrating into the lineup and predicted he would one day win a batting title. Three years later, Arraez is...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 29, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Walz campaign clarifies remark on Supreme Court retirements

Jun. 29, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz's campaign on Wednesday clarified remarks he made on abortion a day earlier, acknowledging that only one Minnesota Supreme Court justice will hit the mandatory retirement age in the next gubernatorial term, not three. Walz made the...

US Steel upgrading MN mill to produce specialty pellets

Jun. 29, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Steel plans to spend $150 million to upgrade one of its two Minnesota mines to produce a new kind of iron ore feedstock now used in the majority of the nation's steel mills. The specialty “DR-grade” pellets are used to make a purer form of iron that is...

Polanco, Twins win 6-0, split doubleheader with Guardians

Jun. 28, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jorge Polanco didn't take long to get back into the swing of things. Returning from his first stint on the injured list as a major leaguer, Polanco drove in three runs and rookie Josh Winder pitched six stellar innings as the Minnesota Twins earned a day-night...