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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.)

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...

Wisconsin doctors suspend abortion services

MADISON, Wis. -- Doctors across Wisconsin immediately stopped providing abortions on Friday, turning away women in waiting rooms and calling to cancel pending appointments following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling striking down its Roe v. Wade decision.The immediate halt to abortions came even as questions remained about the enforceability of a 173-year-old state ban.Wisconsin's Planned Parenthood says that they are "temporarily suspending" abortion services and looking at legal options following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. The president and CEO of Wisconsin's Planned Parenthood, Tanya Atkinson, says they will still help patients navigate to states where...

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.

Federal Prosecutors Seek 25-Year Sentence For Derek Chauvin

U.S. Attorneys urged a federal judge Wednesday (June 22) to sentence former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 25 years behind bars for violating George Floyd’s civil rights during a 2020 arrest, CNN reported. A state jury convicted Chauvin on April 20, 2021, on all counts of murder and...

11-year-old girl catches huge carp with her bare hands in Lake Minnetonka

LAKE MINNETONKA, Minn. (FOX 9) - The Freese family from St. Michael are avid fishers who often go out on a lake twice a week during the summer. Mike Freese has taught his 11-year-old daughter Maddie Freese what he knows about the craft, and she catches more than her fair share, but on Tuesday, she snagged a big carp in a way that neither she nor her family had ever seen before.

Concerned about the Timberwolves trades diluting roster? Don’t be

How will the Minnesota Timberwolves finish assembling their roster for the 2022-23 NBA Season? Well, that’s quite a question, isn’t it? After all, the Timberwolves draft is merely the first chapter of the story. But if you were looking for a thrilling debut by Minnesota Timberwolves President Tim Connelly, you were likely not disappointed. He engaged in a series of trades that weaved back and forth, positioning the team to make picks for their most highly valued players.

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...

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.

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.

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...