September 5, 2013 |
The Minnesota Orchestra, which has been stuck in limbo due to an intractable labor dispute, has released the results of an independent financial review that showed the orchestra has faced a budget deficit totaling more than $22 million in the past three fiscal years. Results of the study also showed that the orchestra will continue to face serious financial challenges going forward and is in risk of spending down its endowment if it fails to...
September 3, 2013 |
SPARKS TONIGHT AT MINNESOTA When: 5 p.m. PDT. Where: Target Center. On the air: TWC, TWC Deportes. Records: Sparks 21-9, Lynx 22-7. Record vs Lynx: 2-1. Update: The Sparks are in second place in the Western Conference, 1 1/2 games behind Minnesota with four games remaining in the regular season. The Sparks play at Minnesota and at Tulsa before returning home to play Minnesota and Phoenix to close out the season. The Sparks have not finished first in the Western Conference since 2006.
August 26, 2013 |
SPARKS TONIGHT VS. CONNECTICUT When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TWC, TWC Deportes. Records: Sparks 19-8, Sun 7-19. Record vs. Sun: 1-0. Update: The Sparks have clinched a playoff berth and have won seven of their last eight games, most recently a 90-88 double-overtime win over Tulsa on Sunday. With seven games left in the regular season, the Sparks are in second place in the Western Conference, one game behind Minnesota.
August 19, 2013 |
Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes, now has 10,000 reasons to to get health insurance, too. At least that's the latest pitch from state officials launching a campaign to enroll about 1 million residents in healthcare coverage when its state-run insurance marketplace goes live Oct. 1. The state has enlisted Minnesotan folklore icons -- lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his trusty sidekick, Babe the Blue Ox -- as the face of its marketing campaign to...
August 8, 2013 |
A mammoth $448-million Powerball jackpot, the third-largest ever, will be shared by three people after two winning tickets were sold in New Jersey and one was sold in Minnesota. No winners immediately stepped forward to claim the jackpot. They have a year from the date of the drawing to collect their winnings. One of the winning New Jersey tickets was purchased at a Super Stop & Shop store in South Brunswick, and the other one was bought at an Acme Markets store in Little Egg Harbor, a spokeswoman for the New Jersey lottery said.
August 4, 2013 |
Venice will be representing Southern California at the RBI World Series in Minnesota this week. There are teams in the 18U and 15U divisions. Eric.email@example.com
July 24, 2013 |
George Mitchell, the former U.S. senator from Maine, has worked to broker peace in the Middle East and Northern Ireland. He was partnered with Major League Baseball to get to the bottom of its steroid scandal. And now it appears that Mitchell is lending a hand to the world of classical music by serving as a negotiator between the Minnesota Orchestra and its musicians. The Minnesota Star Tribune has cited unnamed sources who said that Mitchell met last week in Washington, D.C., with representatives of management and labor to work out a possible settlement.
July 16, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - Shabazz Muhammad rivaled any attraction along the Strip here two years ago. Fans and college coaches followed him en masse from one gym to another during a summer club tournament, fawning over every shot and slick move made by the player who was then the nation's top high school recruit. Back in his hometown this week, Muhammad has been indistinguishable from many other rookies and longshot hopefuls trying to prove they belong in the NBA. The Minnesota Timberwolves swingman had another nondescript showing Tuesday during his team's 80-71 victory over the Miami Heat at Cox Pavilion in the Las Vegas Summer League, scoring seven points with one assist and three turnovers.