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Tom Barnard to leave KQRS after 36 years as host

MINNEAPOLIS -- One of the longest-running radio hosts in the Twin Cities metro area will be leaving his post at the end of the year.KQRS, a classic rock station based in Golden Valley, announced that Tom Barnard would be retiring from the station, with his final show being scheduled for Dec. 23.He's been with the station for 36 years, since 1986."You're the best in the business, Tom," the station tweeted Thursday. "We wish you all the best in your next chapter!"While Barnard has largely shied away from interviews, WCCO's Frank Vascellaro did manage to talk with Barnard on a few occasions, when he launched a podcast and, when he signed a fresh five-year contract in 2015, spoke frankly about his family history and upbringing in Minnesota.Barnard's tenure on KQRS was not without controversy. He has been accused of insensitivity to minorities with some of his off-the-cuff comments made on the highly-rated morning show, particularly toward the newly-naturalized Somali and Hmong communities.Barnard was inducted into Minnesota Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2018.
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Timberwolves reportedly looking to trade former All-Star

The Minnesota Timberwolves are looking to build on the momentum of their first playoff season in four years, and they believe they can do so without D’Angelo Russell. Russell has been mentioned as a potential trade piece since the offseason began, and the Timberwolves are reportedly still trying to move him. Matt Moore of Action Network reported on Wednesday that Minnesota is “actively” shopping Russell in trade talks.
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Trap team takes second at State

The Tri-City United Trap Team finished its season over the weekend by shooting its way to second place in the Minnesota State Clay Target Meet. The Titans took second place overall with a score of 481. Athletes who represented the team were Kaden Dietz, Jonathan Hurd, Dylan Fox, Jacob Cihak, Carter Pomije, and alternates Tanner Ahlbrecht, and Tegan Determan.

Family of Fallen Vikings Fan Needs Your Help

After a lionhearted battle with Marfan Syndrome, lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan Jason Koskela passed away on June 25th. Jason’s family needs financial assistance for “funeral expenses which include getting him transported from Orlando, Florida to Mecklenburg, New York.” If you are a person of means, just want to do the right thing — or both — Jason’s GoFundMe page is located here.
Bethel University News

Human Resource Professional Pays It Forward

In this Q&A, Slumberland Furniture's Vice President of Human Resources An Nguyen ’05 unpacks his interest in the HR field, his personal career journey beyond graduation, and the support he has received from family, friends, and Bethel professors. At the BUnited Breakfast last spring, five Bethel graduates working in...

Galaxy can't recover after early deficit, fall 3-2 against Minnesota United

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Emanuel Reynoso scored two goals as Minnesota United stopped a three-game league losing streak with a 3-2 win over the LA Galaxy on Wednesday night. Reynoso scored in the 43rd minute to put United (6-8-3) up 3-0. He also scored in the ninth minute and Franco Fragapane made it 2-0 in the 36th.

PFF’s Strange Piece of Advice for Vikings

Earlier in June, Bleacher Report recommended the Vikings trade away their veteran stars Eric Kendricks and Patrick Peterson for peanuts. Now, PFF wants the Vikings to add a player on a position without need. Doug Kyed published his article ‘One trade or free-agent acquisition for all 32 NFL teams before 2022 training camp,’ and the Vikings recommended acquisition is a strange one.

Delta Pays $80,000 To Bump Passengers On Way To Minneapolis is reporting Delta Airlines paid out $80,000 to make room on a flight from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Minneapolis!. Delta Reportedly Paid $80,000 To Keep People From Flying on Monday. Eye of the Flyer says a Delta spokesperson confirmed the story that they announced $10,000 each if people would...

Breaking down the Wolves’ draft

You don’t have to know Tim Connelly long before you learn that the Minnesota Timberwolves new president of basketball operations (POBO) is proud of his blue-collar roots. Perhaps the most memorable moment of his introductory press conference in late May was when Connelly, who came up through the NBA ranks as a scout, gleefully anticipated a packed “war room” of opinionated basketball junkies arguing over which players the Wolves should select on draft night June 23. Last Thursday Connelly savored the scenario in real time. Greeting the media near midnight, after the Wolves had executed four trades (all of them a means of jockeying for different slots in the draft queue) and selected four players, he was asked if the level of banter had met his expectations.
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Minneapolis transit bailed out by federal money during COVID-19 pandemic

(The Center Square) – In 2019, the federal government gave the regional transit system that covers Minneapolis and St. Paul $18.3 million in federal assistance for operating expenses. In 2020, federal support increased to $176.3 million, an 89% increase. Metro Transit saw a large infusion of federal money into...