#The Twin Cities

Pioneer Press

Twenty years after her husband’s death, Kelci Stringer is back at Vikings games

When Kelci Stringer was asked recently how long she had a strained relationship with the Vikings, she said, “Until now.”. Stringer was the wife of Vikings tackle Korey Stringer, who died on Aug. 1, 2001, of complications from heatstroke after collapsing during a training camp practice in Mankato, when the heat index was in excess of 100 degrees. She ended up suing the Vikings in 2002, a case that was dismissed in 2003.
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12 Superior Spots for Lunch in the Twin Cities

The Twin Cities is ripe with an assortment of restaurants ready to curb any craving when hunger pains strike at noon. Whether it’s aromatic pho, velvety hummus, or a cheeseburger calling, the Twin Cities has a top lunchtime option for that. Here are a dozen places worth breaking up the daytime grind for.
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Fairmont netters set for state meets

FAIRMONT — Laura Olsen has experienced both ends of the high school coaching spectrum during her first two seasons at the Fairmont Cardinal girls tennis helm. During her head coaching debut last fall, rising Covid numbers in Martin County forced the school district to switch to all-distance learning, therefore, shutting down the Cardinals’ program just prior to the start of the sectional tournament.
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Minnesota Weather: Light Snow Observed In Parts Of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The cold is settling in as we move into late October. In fact, Friday morning was the coldest so far this season, with some light snowflakes seen in parts of the state. SNOW IN DULUTH: Joe Moore, a meteorologist with NWS Duluth, took some video of snowflakes falling at his house Friday morning. Have you seen snow today? MORE: — WCCO – CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) October 22, 2021 As cold as it’s been, it’s not too far off from the average for this time of year. Saturday should bring some sunshine and some clouds, with a high of...
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis author seeks understanding by studying 'unexamined bias'

Jessica Nordell earned degrees in physics and poetry and has worked as a journalist for more than 15 years. But in her soul, Nordell is an archaeologist, digging deep into the human psyche on a quest to understand why we move through the world with realities "tinted and tinged and tweaked by a panoply of assumptions" about one another.

Osseo Football Falls Just Short Against Blaine

The Osseo football team fell just short in a 14-13 loss to Blaine Thursday afternoon in their regular season finale. Owen Dukowitz scored in the first quarter for Osseo, but they trailed 14-7 after one quarter. Devin Williams scored in the second but the extra point try was missed, leaving...

Cheers! This New Local Irish Whiskey is Now Available in Minnesota

While Minnesota is home to many incredible local craft beers, a new, authentic local Irish whiskey is making its debut at liquor stores and bars across the state. As you might have heard by now, I'm a BIG fan of Minnesota's many local craft breweries. (And if you are too, you don't want to miss Rochester On Tap, the largest craft beer festival in southeast Minnesota, coming to Mayo Civic Center on October 30th! Check out the full list of participating breweries and wineries below.)
Daily Norseman

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: October 23rd and 24th, 2021

I generally dislike the early bye week for our favorite team, but it seemed to work in their favor as they’ll be able to get some guys back from IR and take care of the knicks and nagging injuries. I did hunt last week, had a very successful season so far, I’ll go back in a week or so when the rut should be starting. Since I have time this weekend I’ll probably throwing a butt on the smoker Sunday.

CCX Sports Spotlight: Marcus Freeman, Park Center Football

Our CCX Sports Spotlight shines on Park Center football standout Marcus Freeman. The third-year starter at quarterback has helped to lead an amazing turnaround for the Pirates. Winless their last two seasons, Park Center went 7-1 this regular season. Freeman leads a balanced offensive attack, with a 1,000 yard rusher...

Wayzata Football Rallies Past Farmington

The Wayzata football team played a strong fourth quarter to rally past Farmington for a 20-8 win Thursday. The Trojans trailed 8-7 from the first quarter to the fourth. Ryan Harvey found wide receiver Drew Berkland on a slant for a 30-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to put Wayzata in front 13-8.

Totino-Grace Football Falls to White Bear Lake in Season Finale

The Totino-Grace football team lost its season finale Thursday, falling 35-14 to White Bear Lake. The Eagles trailed 14-0 at halftime but scored in the third quarter on a touchdown pass from Nick Ruohonen to Adam Molitor. The Bears however pulled away, scoring the next three touchdowns of the game.
Daily Norseman

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Friday, October 22nd, 2021

This is your Friday Open Thread, after thinking way too hard about my survivor pool pick I went ahead and went with the Rams this week, you should probably not follow my choice. Around the DN since our last open thread:. Catching up on the Vikings’ good works in the...
Snowboard Magazine

Arbor’s New Goods are Good in the Woods

Arbor’s new collection, in motion at Trollhaugen. The ample tow rope laps of Trollhaugen, Wisconsin set the stage for prolific rail tricks. Of course, the Arbor crew is well-versed in this nuanced art. Get a glimpse at the new 2021-22 Arbor Snowboards freestyle collection via the stylings of Mike Liddle, Erik Leon, Tony Wagner, Eli Lamm, and Nolan Johnson in Good in the Woods, a video lookbook.

Polk County’s unemployment rate at 3.6%

Recently the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary August 2021 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 34 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. Polk County’s August rate was estimated at 3.6%, which is barely down from July’s final rate of 3.7%. Things are looking up as one year ago, the county’s unemployment rate was estimated at 5.5%.

Cooler weather lingers into the weekend

Much of Minnesota saw its coldest morning of the season Friday, which will be topped by an even colder start Saturday. Next week brings a couple rain chances across the state. Under mostly clear skies Thursday night and with the chillier air that had already settled over Minnesota, Friday was the coldest morning of the season for many parts of the state. In some cases, it was the coldest air in almost six months.

Q&A: Demand, family history influences new art storage facility

Having launched just this year, A2 Art Storage and Services is M.E. Kirwan’s response to an underserved self-storage market. A2 is a museum-grade art storage facility for objects of nearly any size, shape, medium or value. Kirwan, who is A2’s founder and president, has extensive experience in the self-storage industry. Her father founded Acorn Mini Storage in the mid-1980s, which her husband now runs.