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By Jules Witcover and Jules Witcover,Sun Staff Writer | September 10, 1994
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Republicans across the country are looking to Tuesday's primary between Gov. Arne Carlson and his ultraconservative challenger, Allen Quist, for the answer to a burning question in national GOP ranks:Will the religious right political movement take a giant step toward national power and influence in the party in the once-liberal Republican bastion of Minnesota?The answer, the latest polls suggest, is probably not. The St. Paul Pioneer Press puts the moderate, free-wheeling Mr. Carlson running far ahead -- 64 percent to 26 percent.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
After an extra-innings doubleheader that went until almost 1 a.m, coffeemakers around the city are probably deep into their second pot this morning. While you're waiting for the first few cups to kick in, here's a summary of the morning's local sports headlines from blogger Jon Meoli. Worth the wait - The Orioles had what amounted to an early All-Star break with a scheduled off-day and two postponements, but more than made up for the lack of action in yesterday's doubleheader . Four pitchers - Ryan Webb, Darren O'Day, Brian Matusz, and Tommy Hunter - pulled double-duty in relief, and after the game, the Orioles optioned Evan Meek to Triple-A Norfolk to make room for some bullpen reinforcements.
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By George F. Will | January 3, 2002
WASHINGTON - Curiouser and curiouser, said Alice, who was in Wonderland, although she could have been in Minnesota. The misguided Supreme Court of that state will soon answer to the U.S. Supreme Court, trying to defend the indefensible - provisions in the state's Code of Judicial Conduct, promulgated by the state court, that push campaign regulation, meaning the official supervision of political speech, to new levels of offensiveness. Like a sizable majority of states, Minnesota elects judges, which is a bad idea, but historically understandable.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
  I kept thinking as I was screening the new FX series, "Fargo," that it wasn't all that impressive. And then, I looked up and realized I had been watching for three hours straight. I guess it depends on how you define impressive. At best, it's one of the finest new series of the TV year. At worst, it's definitely worth an hour of your time to check out tonight at 10 on FX. But be careful, it's easy to lose yourself as I did in this world of endless snow, hopelessly flat lands, coffee shops, down jackets, small town facades, brutality, blood, drugs and slaughter.
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By Don Markus | March 29, 1997
What: NCAA tournament semifinalWhere: RCA Dome, IndianapolisWhen: Tonight, 8: 17 p.m. or approximately 30 minutes after first gameTV: Ch. 13, 9Latest line: Kentucky by 6 1/2How they got here: Minnesota won the Big Ten for an automatic bid, then beat Southwest Texas, 78-46, and Temple, 76-57, in Midwest Regional at Kansas City; defeated Clemson, 90-84, in double overtime and UCLA, 80-72, at San Antonio; Kentucky received at at-large bid out of the SEC, then...
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By Knight-Ridder | February 26, 1991
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said yesterday he has censured and reprimanded Minnesota basketball coach Clem Haskins for comments made about the officials after the Gophers' 63-62 loss to second-ranked Ohio State Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.Haskins called the officials "jackasses" and lambasted them for "having cost us the game.""Conference regulation 3-2-D prohibits undue public criticism of officials," Delany said. "And Coach Haskins' comments of Feb. 23 were in violation of this standard."
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By VITO STELLINO | February 2, 1992
As Baltimore officials plan their expansion offensive this year, they could steal a page from the Minnesota Super Bowl committee.Those guys proved last week they could sell ice in Alaska, or at least in Minnesota, which is the next best thing.The Minnesota officials, led by former Vikings general manager Mike Lynn, the team's former owner, Max Winter, and several politicians, did a first-rate lobbying job to get the game for Minneapolis-St. Paul.They had to overcome Minnesota's reputation for fierce winters, which is probably somewhat overblown.
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By Rick Gosselin and Rick Gosselin,Dallas Morning News | May 30, 1992
The Minnesota Vikings closed the book on one of the most lopsided trades in NFL history yesterday by releasing former Pro Bowl running back Herschel Walker.The Vikings projected Walker as the final piece to their Super Bowl puzzle and mortgaged their future for him in 1989, sending the Dallas Cowboys five players and seven high draft choices.Instead, those draft picks fueled a rebuilding job by the Cowboys and left Minnesota's championship hopes in shambles. The Vikings are 21-22 since Walker's arrival and missed the playoffs the past two seasons.
BUSINESS
By David Conn | July 27, 1991
In late 1988, Maryland and Minnesota economic development officials became the envy of their counterparts in the other states. They were given an opportunity, for a small investment, to prove to the world they were doing a good job and, more importantly, to find out what they were doing wrong.Minnesota took the ball and ran with it. Officials there used a new survey method to monitor performance and applied it to a variety of programs, repeating detailed customer surveys every year. They made changes in their programs to reflect the results, used the data to plead for more money from state budget officials, and even turned the assessment process inward, examining offices whose customers are other state programs.
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By Ken Murray | March 13, 1995
No. 8 Minnesota (19-11)Head coach: Clem Haskins.Career record: 252-196 in 15 seasons.Record at school: 151-123 in nine seasons.Conference: Big Ten.Conference tournament: No tournament.Best win: 66-57 over Michigan State on Feb. 18.Worst loss: 71-50 to Texas Southern on Dec. 21.NCAA tournament record: r 8-5.Last NCAA appearance: 1994, beat Southern Illinois, 74-60; lost to Louisville, 60-55.Probable starters: G Voshon Lenard, Sr., 6-4; G Townsend Orr, Sr., 6-1; C John Thomas, So., 6-9; F Chad Kolander, Sr., 6-9, or Sam Jacobson, Fr., 6-5; F Jayson Walton, Sr., 6-6.Scouting report: The Gophers are a perimeter-oriented team with two guards, Lenard and Orr, leading the scoring.
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The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
Oakland Athletics closer Jim Johnson struggled once again Wednesday, but the offense bailed him out in extra innings in a 7-4 win over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. With a 4-2 lead entering the bottom of the ninth, Johnson allowed a single to the Twins' Jason Kubel and walked Kurt Suzuki before getting the first out. The former Orioles closer then walked Aaron Hicks to load the bases and gave up an RBI single to Eduardo Escobar before being removed from the game. Right-hander Dan Otero entered for Johnson and gave up a sacrifice fly to Minnesota's Brian Dozier to tie the game, 4-4. Otero pitched the final 2 2/3 innings to pick up the win. Johnson's ERA rose to 18.90 after his third rough outing in five appearances this season.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles will travel to Fort Myers, Fla., today for a 1:05 p.m. game against the Minnesota Twins . Right-hander Bud Norris will start for the Orioles. Other available pitchers include Zach Britton , Alfredo Aceves , Brad Brach , Tommy Hunter , Evan Meek and minor leaguers Chris Jones, Tim Alderson and Fabio Castillo . The sun is finally out here at the Ed Smith Stadium complex, and the forecast seemed to be OK for Fort Myers.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Wei-Yin Chen became the first Oriole to go four innings this spring and Henry Urrutia's first homer helped contribute to a 2-2 tie with the Minnesota Twins. The Orioles took a 2-1 lead into the ninth, but reliever Troy Patton gave up a solo homer to former Orioles' farmhand Brandon Waring. Because the Twins also had a split squad against Tampa in Port Charlotte on Friday, they didn't have enough pitching to extend the game and the sides agreed to the tie. Chen pitched well, allowing three hits, one walk and one run while striking out three and throwing 60 pitches in four innings.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. -- Zach Britton hasn't been told yet that he will pitch out of the bullpen if he makes the Opening Day roster, but all signs point to the Orioles left-hander heading in that direction. After a dominant one-inning performance Wednesday, when he needed just seven pitches to retire the Philadelphia Phillies in order, Britton is scheduled to pitch Friday on the road against the Minnesota Twins. That would be his fourth outing in 10 days, and he hasn't pitched more than two innings in any game.
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By Peter Schmuck | March 3, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hit his first mammoth home run of the spring on Monday, a drive off the videoboard above the center field fence that temporarily gave the Orioles the lead in a game they would eventually lose, 9-2, to the Minnesota Twins at Ed Smith Stadium. Davis, who led the majors with 53 home runs and 138 RBI last year, broke a 1-1 tie with the shot off right-hander Trevor May, who was rated by Baseball America this year as the Twins' eight-ranked organizational prospect.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2014
MOBILE, ALA - Minnesota defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman is one of the most imposing prospects at the Senior Bowl. Hageman, 6 feet 6 and 318 pounds, is a converted tight end and former basketball player who's projected as a first round draft pick. The All-Big Ten Conference selection has steamrolled blockers, rarely meeting his match except when he was pancaked a few times by Notre Dame offensive tackle Zack Martin . Hageman ran the 40-yard dash between 4.8 and 4.9 seconds, bench presses 475 pounds and is flexible enough to operate in 3-4 or 4-3 schemes.
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By Laura Vecsey | October 8, 2002
MINNEAPOLIS - It's a Minnesota postseason, folks. How can we be certain? Because hours after the plane for this great state's surviving major- league baseball team touched down on the runway, it snowed. That's right. The Twins have now officially defied the Oakland Athletics and Bud Selig's contraction orders. They are wondrously alive in October, where yesterday, powdery little kernels spit from the unendingly gray swath of Midwest sky. Thanks to the much-maligned, Teflon-coated Metrodome, weather won't cancel the Twins.
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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | June 29, 2005
COLLEGE PARK - The Maryland men's basketball team will host Minnesota as part of the 2005-06 ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. The game will be shown on ESPN2. Maryland's complete 2005-06 schedule will be released in mid-August. Originally published June 29, 2005, 7:01 PM EDT
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2013
When the Ravens regained control of the ball Sunday down five points midway through the fourth quarter, quarterback Joe Flacco might as well have met the moment with a shrug. After all, once you have rallied your team past a top-seeded team in double overtime during the divisional round of the playoffs and gone on to seal a Super Bowl victory with a key drive that led to a field goal, what's another do-or-die situation at M&T Bank Stadium in early December? In the frenzied final moments of Sunday's 29-26 win, Flacco steered the Ravens down the field for the go-ahead touchdown, and after they traded touchdowns with the Minnesota Vikings, Flacco led them on the 18th game-winning drive in either the fourth quarter or overtime of his career and his third this season.  Just another day at the office for Flacco, who has become one of the NFL's clutchest quarterbacks.
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By Aaron Wilson | December 10, 2013
Ravens 29, Vikings 26 STRATEGY: The Ravens attempted 50 passes despite a heavy snowfall, acknowledging that the passing game is their primary strength. It was ultimately a successful approach despite quarterback Joe Flacco's being erratic with three interceptions, as he delivered in the clutch with two touchdown passes during an unforgettable finish. The Ravens used the shotgun on 65 snaps with 38 no-huddle plays. The defense concentrated on bottling up Adrian Peterson by crowding the line of scrimmage with strong safety James Ihedigbo essentially acting as an extra linebacker.
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