October 6, 2010 |
The New England Patriots traded seven-time Pro Bowl receiver Randy Moss to the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday for a third-round draft pick. "He is a tremendous competitor and was an integral member of the Vikings organization," Vikings Coach Brad Childress said in a statement. "Once again, ownership was completely supportive of our efforts to add a valuable football player to our team. I know the entire organization is thrilled to welcome him back to the Twin Cities. " The Vikings play at the New York Jets on Monday night, and they are only 3 1/2 weeks away from an Oct. 31 game at Foxborough, Mass.
November 9, 2008 |
MetroTwin.com pairs two great travel hubs, New York and London. Whether you're traveling to one of them for the first or fourth time, you'll find new things to do and restaurants to try offered by local experts who know their turf. The site is run by British Airways, but I didn't get a sense that this affected the information. What's hot: The "Twinning Places" feature takes one location or attraction from one city and pairs it with its across-the-pond counterpart.
September 4, 2008 |
If all had gone according to plan, California Republicans would have been rubbing elbows with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at the swank Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis. But the Governator, who supports the McCain-Palin GOP presidential ticket, was a no-show. Citing wrangling over the budget as his priority -- putting state first -- the governor stayed in Sacramento. To help delegates to the Republican National Convention suffering from possible Arnold withdrawal, state party officials handed out DVDs of movies that Schwarzenegger starred in over the years, including "Conan," "Terminator 3," "Junior" and "Kindergarten Cop."
September 1, 2008 |
Hurricane Gustav rained on the Republicans' parade Sunday, dampening the mood among delegates from states on the Gulf Coast and far away. Many long-planned welcoming receptions went on -- subdued by several notches -- at bars, hotels and ballrooms around the Twin Cities on Sunday night, as delegates adjusted to the new and unexpectedly somber tone. "There's disappointment from this standpoint: Most people came with the expectation of a celebratory convention," said Philip Bryan, spokesman for the Alabama Republican Party.
August 31, 2008
As a life-long Twin Cities resident, I can say that Christopher Reynolds' article "Minnesota's Grand Old Party" [Aug. 24] is the best summary of Twin Cities hot spots I have ever seen. I will print out his article and give it to visitors I know for years to come. Good work! Chris Dolan St. Paul, Minn.
August 24, 2008 |
So, you're a straight-talking political maverick, you're coming to town and you want everybody's full attention. Sorry, Mr. Ventura. Your 15 minutes are up. But welcome, Sen. John McCain. As Republicans prepare to gather here a week from today to nominate you as their presidential candidate, allow me to draw upon nearly five full days of boots-on-the-ground experience to offer a few Twin Cities visitor tips. The natives are known as St. Paulites and Minneapolitans.