• South Korean slugger Park looks to rebound after rough year

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Byung Ho Park reported to Minnesota a year ago with a $12 million, four-year contract after the Twins agreed to pay $12.85 million to his South Korean club.

  • Dayton taps ex-Minnesota court chief for stadium agency

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tapped former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz to be interim chairwoman of the state’s embattled oversight agency of the Minnesota Vikings’ stadium on Thursday, installing a fresh face to lead a board that’s been wracked by ethical questions surrounding the use of luxury suites for friends and family.

  • Vikings’ new stadium prepares for 1st baseball game

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium is preparing for its first baseball game.

  • Minnesota beats No. 24 Maryland 89-75 for 6th straight win

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Dupree McBrayer scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half, and Minnesota beat struggling No. 24 Maryland 89-75 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight victory.

  • Thibodeau on trade rumors: ‘I like the guys we have’

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Tom Thibodeau said the team will continue to talk to teams about possible trades ahead of Thursday’s deadline, but he didn’t see a deal that makes sense for them “at this point.”

  • State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation’s deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem.

  • Once under fire, Pitino, Gophers surging toward NCAA Tourney

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — This time a year ago, Richard Pitino was at the center of a storm in Minnesota. The Golden Gophers were a disaster on the court and a distraction off of it, on their way to a two-win Big Ten season in his third year on the job.

  • State lawmakers fear backlash from giving themselves a raise

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Want to complain to your legislators about wage stagnation? Chances are they’ve gone just as long — maybe longer — without a raise.

  • Murphy, Minnesota outlast Michigan, 83-78

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jordan Murphy had 16 points and 15 rebounds and Eric Curry scored all 12 of his points in the second half to lift Minnesota to its fifth straight victory, 83-78 in overtime over Michigan on Sunday night.

  • Zucker has 2 goals, assist as Wild beat Predators 5-2

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jason Zucker scored two goals and added an assist as the Minnesota Wild beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Saturday night.