May 28, 2024 - News

The Spoon: The Timberwolves need a miracle

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๐Ÿ€ The Wolves will try to avoid a sweep in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals tonight in Dallas. Tipoff is at 7:30.

  • In 154 tries, no NBA team has ever rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a seven-game series. (Pioneer Press)

๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ State Rep. Dave Lislegard (DFL-Aurora) announced that he won't run for re-election. (MPR News)

  • His Iron Range seat is expected to be one of the most competitive statewide in this November's battle for control of the House.

๐Ÿ’ฐ U.S. Senate candidate Royce White's ill-fated 2022 congressional campaign spent money on a strip club after his primary loss. (Star Tribune)

  • As Axios previously reported, his fundraising reports from the time also showed spending at retailers like Lululemon and Guitar Center and tens of thousands of dollars in unexplained checks and wire transfers.
  • Campaign finance experts have questioned the legality of the expenditures. White, who recently won the Minnesota GOP's endorsement, has largely defended the transactions as legitimate campaign costs, although he told the Star Tribune the strip club may have been the result of someone "using the wrong card in their wallet."

๐ŸŽธ The Black Keys have canceled several shows on their 2024 tour, including the one at Target Center that was scheduled for Nov. 10. (KSTP)

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