July 24, 2011 |
MINNEAPOLIS - On a late Saturday afternoon in May, when people in the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul were beginning to feel the first flush of spring in the air - which, to a Philly boy, meant real chilly - they took to the streets without coats and headed into a new season. In downtown Minneapolis, people rode bikes or breezed along streets with buildings both modern and not, forgoing the enclosed second-floor skyways that connect to just about everything so that no one need go outside.
January 3, 2009 |
Owners of pro sports teams might expect to be loved for their largesse, embraced for their beneficence. They are, at least by their telling, committing vast sums of their personal fortunes to ensure the fans' viewing and rooting pleasure. Then there is New Jersey real estate developer Zygi Wilf, the principal owner of the Vikings and a man who would settle for about $635 million in Minnesota taxpayers' funds for the construction of a new football stadium in downtown Minneapolis.
August 24, 2008 |
Here is a tidbit about the home of the Republican National Convention, one widely acknowledged by its residents but little understood beyond. Minneapolis and St. Paul may be the "Twin Cities," but they share little familial love. Ten short miles between downtowns, and a heap of sibling rivalry, separate them. One lifelong Minneapolitan once quipped about St. Paul, "I haven't been there in decades; why bother?" A St. Paulite I know derides Minneapolis' "sprawl. " Residents of each believe their city to be vastly superior, embracing the right frame of mind and promoting the right kind of community (similar to the way Republicans and Democrats view the opposing party, I suppose)
December 11, 2012 |
MINNEAPOLIS - After enduring last year's snowless winter, skiers and snowmobilers may have despaired of ever seeing a decent snowfall again. But fans of the wintry outdoors got their wish this weekend when a slow-moving storm dumped up to 16 inches of snow on parts of the Upper Midwest. "With global warming in the back of your mind, you think, 'Jeez, is it ever going to snow again?' " John Munger of Minneapolis said Monday after a morning of cross-country skiing in a western Twin Cities park.
August 22, 2005 |
Brooklawn won its second game in the American Legion World Series on Saturday night, rolling past Branford, Conn., 14-4, at Fitzgerald Stadium in Rapid City, S.D. The victory propelled Brooklawn (43-7) into last night's game against Enid, Okla., a 5-3 winner Saturday over Twin Cities, Wash. Brooklawn, the Mid-Atlantic Region 2 champion from Camden County, had little trouble beating Branford, racking up 14 hits. Rightfielder Joe Sacerdote hit a home run to lead off the game for Brooklawn, and first baseman Sean Curran hit a two-run double in the second.
August 23, 2005 |
Brooklawn's run in the American Legion World Series came to an end yesterday with a 13-6 loss to Twin Cities, Wash., in Rapid City, S.D. Coach Dennis Barth's Camden County team finished the season with a 43-9 record, including the Mid-Atlantic Regional championship. Tyler Cheney did the most damage for the Washington squad yesterday, going 3 for 3 with a home run. Twin Cities stormed to a 10-0 lead before Brooklawn mounted a comeback, outscoring its opponent by 6-3 in the last four innings.
December 6, 2013 |
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Nick Pryor has heard all the jokes. They are good-natured - the product of spending hour after hour, night after cold Minnesota night at the rink and on the road with his father, Flyers director of scouting Chris Pryor. "People tell me all the time I've been a scout since I was 5 years old," Nick Pryor said. "Watching hockey is really the only thing I've ever known. " He just didn't believe this would be him. Not this soon, anyway. Whenever he walked through the doors of a rink, he was always Nick Pryor the hockey player.
August 21, 2005 |
Brooklawn won its second game in the American Legion World Series last night, rolling past Branford, Conn., 14-4, at Fitzgerald Stadium in Rapid City, S.D. The victory propelled Brooklawn (43-7) into today's game against Enid, Okla., a 5-3 winner yesterday over Twin Cities, Wash. Brooklawn, the Mid-Atlantic Region 2 champion, had little trouble beating Branford, racking up 14 hits. It scored in every inning but the third and fifth and piled up five runs in the fourth. Nearly everyone in the Brooklawn lineup collected at least one hit. Rightfielder Joe Sacerdote hit a home run to lead off the game, and first baseman Sean Curran hit a two-run double in the second.
October 30, 1997 |
The Minnesota Vikings have secretly been on the market for at least two months, and board members already have entertained four out-of-state prospective buyers, according to a published report. The suitors represent Los Angeles; Toronto; Birmingham, Ala., and another unidentified area, the Minneapolis Tribune reported yesterday. It is believed that the unidentified bidder intends to keep the team in the Twin Cities. Vikings board members already have rejected a $150 million bid to purchase the team, said Vikings vice chairman and part owner Philip Maas.
April 25, 1995 |
Though they aren't officially eliminated, the Tampa Bay Lightning's playoff hopes all but ended in a 3-1 loss to the visiting Buffalo Sabres. Alexander Mogilny's power play goal with 15:04 remaining broke a 1-1 tie as Buffalo (19-18-6) retained its hold on the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference standings. The Lightning (17-24-3) are six points out of a playoff spot with only four games remaining. Mogilny's goal, his 15th, came with the Sabres skating at a two-man advantage after penalties to Roman Hamrlik and Rob Zamuner.