While Minnesota's DFLers were formalizing Walter Mondale's Senate candidacy, candidates from other parties were getting back on the campaign trail. Major party candidates took a four-day hiatus from campaigning following the plane crash that killed Sen. Paul Wellstone. But politicking resumed in earnest yesterday. Republican candidates visited various parts of the state during the day and then converged for a joint political rally in St. Paul.
The Anaheim Angels finally did what no
one else could: eliminate the Minnesota Twins.
Minnesota allowed a record 10 runs in a humiliating seventh
inning Sunday, losing 13-5 to Anaheim in Game 5 of the AL
The Anaheim Angels evened the American League Championship Series by defeating the Minnesota Twins 6-3 at the Metrodome. The best-of-seven series now shifts to California, where the Angels will host the next three games.
Joe Mays pitched the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Angels in the first game of the American League Championship Series. The Twins need three more victories to earn a spot in the World Series.
Only one team stands between the Minnesota Twins and a spot in baseball's World Series. At the Metrodome tonight the Twins will take on the Anaheim Angels in the opening game of the American League Championship Series. The winner of the best-of-seven series will face either the St. Louis Cardinals or Giants in baseball's fall classic.
Playoff baseball returns to Minnesota Friday, when the Twins host the Oakland Athletics in game three of their first-round playoff series. The last post-season baseball game at the Metrodome was the Twins' game seven victory in the 1991 World Series.
The PGA Championship gets underway at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska this week. Grounds crews have been working for weeks to get the course ready for the pros.
When the Minnesota Legislature legalized some types of fireworks this year, it set the stage for the arrival of an American institution long missing from the Land of Lakes: the roadside fireworks stand.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association imposed new sanctions on the University of Minnesota for rule violations that occurred under former women's basketball coach Cheryl Littlejohn. But the penalties were relatively mild by NCAA standards and were not nearly as harsh as they could have been under a worst-case scenario.
A variety of musical, dramatic, and artistic events will highlight this weekend's birthday celebration for one of St. Paul's most historic buildings. The centennial of Landmark Center has admirers of the castle-like structure expressing gratitude that the building lasted 100 years.
Voters on St. Paul's East Side have elected the country's first Hmong-American legislator. Mee Moua, 32, won Tuesday's special election to fill the state Senate seat vacated by Randy Kelly, who was elected mayor last fall. DFLer Moua defeated candidates from three other parties and will immediately go to work in the legislative session that started Tuesday.
The University of Minnesota women's basketball team is enjoying a dramatic turnaround this year, after several losing seasons under a former coach who resigned under a cloud.
St. Paul native Herb Brooks received one of hockey's most prestigious awards Tuesday. Brooks was among the winners of the Lester Patrick Awards, which honor outstanding service to hockey in the United States. At a ceremony in St. Paul, Brooks reflected on his Olympic coaching experiences - of the past and present.
St. Paul welcomed its new mayor Friday. A full roster of St. Paul political leaders were on hand as Randy Kelly was sworn in as the city's first mayor to hail from its East Side.
Randy Kelly's inauguration as the new mayor of St. Paul on Jan. 2 will bring a close to Norm Coleman's leadership of the capital city. The last eight years have been a period of prosperity for many - but not all - of St. Paul's residents. It remains to be seen how history will judge Coleman's tenure, but many of his supporters think he will rank as one of the city's most effective mayors.