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Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson leaving team midseason for same role at LSU, reportedly for huge raise

The Minnesota Twins are losing pitching coach Wes Johnson to the Louisiana State University Tigers, where he'll serve in the same role. The Twins announced Johnson's departure on Monday morning while adding that he'll remain with the organization until the conclusion of their five-game series against the Cleveland Guardians. (That series will run until Thursday.)
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Week 4 Prediction: New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings

Matt: This is going to be such an entertaining game in my opinion. A big question I have: how will jetlag affect these two teams?. For the New Orleans Saints, you have a young, high-powered offense and an elite defense. Not to mention starting the season 2-1. You’ve got confidence in this group that has a history of success in London.

Spare Parts: Twins pitching coach departs for college in June

Baseball is accustomed to coaches changing jobs during the offseason, but I don’t think Major League Baseball is used to the idea of another offseason taking precedent when it comes to opportunities within the game. But here’s Minnesota Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson stepping down during the season in...

Highway 169 shooting: Trial begins for alleged gunman

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - The high-profile trial for the man accused of fatally shooting youth baseball coach Jay Boughton on Highway 169 last July will begin on Monday. Jamal Smith, 34, is charged with first-degree murder in connection to the July 6, 2021, shooting on the Plymouth highway. He's also charged with second-degree murder for a drive-by shooting and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

Don’t Forget the Vikings Running Game

The Vikings hired an offensive-minded head coach in Kevin O’Connell. He comes from the Sean McVay coaching staff and coordinated a pass-heavy offense last season. Fans are excited about the outlook to see the purple team throwing more in the upcoming season than in recent years. Star receiver Justin...

In Focus: Packers Still Team to Beat

It has been nothing but success during the regular season since Matt LaFleur took charge of the Packers in 2019. His won/loss record as head coach in Green Bay reads 39-10, with 13 wins as division winners every season. Unfortunately for Packers fans, that success hasn’t been replicated in the...

Suspect in Fatal Highway 169 Shooter on Trial Starting Monday

(KNSI) — The suspect accused of shooting and killing a father in front of his teenage son last summer in an alleged road rage incident is on trial starting Monday. Jamal Smith is charged with first-degree murder after prosecutors say Smith shot at Jay Boughton as the two men were traveling in separate vehicles on Highway 169 through Plymouth on July 6th, 2021.

Twin Cities Attorney Looks into Minnesota’s Links to the Watergate Scandal

Despite the fact that the Watergate Hotel is more than a thousand miles away, Twin Cities attorney Marshall Tanick has been touring the metropolitan area this summer to give presentations on Minnesota’s connections to the notorious incident in American political history that contributed to the ouster of a sitting president.
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The Brain Center at Rocco’s: A Twins Twilight Zone Tale

Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone might be my favorite TV show ever (sorry mygah & Jesse— Star Trek TNG is at least top ten!). Its ability to remain thematically relevant 60+ years after airing is astounding. One particular episode—“The Brain Center at Whipple’s”—speaks to a man obsessed with...

The Whisky Lover’s Minneapolis Travel Guide

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Minneapolis was the flour milling capital of the world. No spirits enthusiast should write this off as mere trivia. Minneapolis’s legacy as the linchpin of America’s breadbasket is echoed in its local food and drinks scene today, and the city is also now a brightening star on the country’s whisky map.

Twins vs. Guardians prediction, betting odds for MLB on Monday provides exclusive sports betting content to, including picks, analysis, tools and sportsbook offers to help bettors get in on the action. Please wager responsibly. The Cleveland Guardians face the Minnesota Twins in MLB at Progressive Field on Monday. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. ET. The Twins will...

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor is Released From Custody

(KNSI) — Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor is home after his third-degree murder conviction, and his subsequent 12 and a half-year prison sentence was overturned. The 36-year-old Noor was found guilty in a 2019 jury trial of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after the July 2017 shooting death...