Legislators balk at $500M request from Mayo to aid expansion When Minnesota lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Tuesday to focus on a two-year budget, they will also weigh whether to approve the Mayo Clinic's request for $500 million to support its $3 billion expansion plan. Lawmakers say they want to help the hospital and clinic system grow, but some have concerns about the size of its funding request and the overall financing plan.
Sellout crowd braves chill at Twins' opening day A sellout crowd braved near-freezing temperatures at Target Field on Monday to watch the Minnesota Twins open the 2013 season against the Detroit Tigers. The Twins lost 4-2 in the earliest outdoor season home opener in team history. The cold may have slowed the Twins batters, but many fans didn't seem to mind the chilly weather.
What do Twins players earn? The Minnesota Twins' payroll for 2013 is $76 million, according to an analysis by the Associated Press. The New York Yankees set a record for baseball's highest opening day payroll at $230 million.
MIA's 'Truthiness' exhibit examines blurry lines of fact and fiction On April Fools' Day people often view the news with a certain amount of skepticism. A new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts suggests that in today's media-saturated world, perhaps everyday is April Fools' - and people should always question the validity of what they see and hear.
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