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Nick Halter
Feb 3, 2023 - Sports

Then and now: 5 years after Super Bowl 52

U.S. Bank Stadium at half time of the super bowl

Singer Justin Timberlake performs during the halftime show of Super Bowl LII at US Bank Stadium in 2018. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

Saturday will mark five years since Super Bowl 52 was played at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Flashback: The world has changed dramatically since the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots in thrilling fashion that day.

Nick Halter
Feb 2, 2023 - Sports

Anthony Edwards should be an NBA all star. Here's why

Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards is muscling the Wolves into playoff contention. Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

The NBA will announce the full rosters for its all-star game Thursday. It would be a shame if Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards isn't on the list.

Why it matters: It really doesn't. The mid-season game is silly and great players get snubbed all the time.

Nick Halter
Jan 18, 2023 - Sports

Renderings: St. Thomas plans $175 million basketball and hockey arena

A rendering of an arena

Image courtesy of University of St. Thomas

The University of St. Thomas announced a $75 million gift that will help the school build a hockey and basketball arena on campus.

Why it matters: The $175 million project will boost UST's facilities now that it's a Division I sports program and will attract bigger crowds.

Nick Halter
Jan 18, 2023 - Sports

Wolves' trade for Rudy Gobert not looking good

Walker Kessler goes up to block a shot from Anthony Edwards

Walker Kessler contests a shot by Anthony Edwards on Monday. Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

We've reached chapter 58 in the story of the cursed Timberwolves franchise.

What's happening: Wolves fans got an up-close look at Walker Kessler on Monday, when Utah's center scored 20 points and grabbed 21 rebounds in a win over Minnesota at Target Center.

Nick Halter
Jan 13, 2023 - Sports

The strangest Vikings season reaches the playoffs

Greg Joseph

Kicker Greg Joseph celebrates a game-winning field goal over the Colts. Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

For decades, Minnesotans have watched some really good Vikings seasons wrecked by a mix of bad luck and boneheaded late-game mistakes.

Why it matters: The team that takes the field Sunday for a first-round playoff matchup against the New York Giants is the antithesis of 62 years of Vikings football. They've played their best football when the game is on the line, and they've been helped by a little luck.

Audrey Kennedy
Jan 5, 2023 - Sports

Did A-Rod really shovel his driveway?

Screenshot: @arod on Instagram.

Former baseball star and minority Timberwolves owner Alex Rodriguez is trying to be one of us, as evidenced by his Instagram post showing off his shoveled driveway after Wednesday's snowstorm.

Yes, but: That's a very large driveway, A-Rod can definitely afford snow removal and the sticker is still on the shovel.

Nick Halter
Nov 30, 2022 - Sports

Towns' injury hinders Timberwolves

Rody Gobert and Karl Anthony Towns

The twin towers of Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns have not worked out so far. Photo: David Berding/Getty Images

A bad start to the Timberwolves' season got worse Tuesday when the team announced all star Karl-Anthony Towns will miss several weeks due to a calf injury.

Catch up quick: A new roster that paired Towns with another 7-footer, Rudy Gobert, has not meshed so far. The team fell to 10-11 on Monday following a blowout loss to the Washington Wizards.

Audrey Kennedy
Updated Nov 21, 2022 - Things to Do

Where to watch the World Cup in the Twin Cities

Illustration of a soccer ball on an abstract field.

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off on Sunday and Twin Cities fans have plenty of places to watch.

What’s new: A law passed this year allows Minnesota establishments to expand hours exclusively for World Cup matches, which kick off as early as 4am local time.

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