2023 Vulcan Krewe’s identities revealed: Ivan Weiss Jr. is a second-generation fire king
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by Jared Kaufman
12m ago
Vulcanus Rex has once again defeated King Boreas for control of the seasons, according to the St. Paul Winter Carnival legend, and the identities of the fire king and his Krewe have been revealed. They are: Vulcanus Rex LXXXV, Ivan Weiss, Jr.; Baron Hot Sparkus, Andy Tubman of North St. Paul; Prince of Soot, Ken Lehman of Somerset, Wis.; Count of Ashes, Will Cammack of St. Paul; Grand Duke Fertilious, John Deleon of Stillwater; General Flameous, Scott Keister of Woodbury; Duke of Klinker, Josh Knudsen of Hudson, Wis.; and Count of Embers, Nick Leach of Woodbury. As announced earlier in the car ..read more
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Gophers’ losing skid reaches seven with a 81-46 loss to Maryland
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by Andy Greder
12m ago
The fall of the Gophers men’s basketball team has continued unabated. The altimeter spinning downward; rock bottom somewhere in the pitch black abyss. Minnesota suffered its seventh straight loss in a 81-46 blowout by Maryland on Saturday night at Williams Arena. It matches the program’s worst skid since Richard Pitino’s final team lost that amount in 2021. The Gophers desperately need big man Dawson Garcia back on the court. Their leading scorer and top rebounder missed his fourth straight game with a bone bruise in his right foot. Without their best player, Minnesota offense and defense has ..read more
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Cam Thomas scores career-high 44 as Kyrie Irving’s fill-in
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by Tribune News Service
12m ago
Cam Thomas knew he had to score, and score in bunches, if the Nets were going to stand a chance against the Washington Wizards on Saturday. With no Kevin Durant (MCL sprain), Ben Simmons (left knee soreness), T.J. Warren (left shin contusion) or Kyrie Irving (“right calf soreness”), the Nets were desperate for buckets — and after their 43-point loss to the Boston Celtics, they were desperate for a victory. And once again, Thomas answered the bell for a short-handed Nets team. He scored a career-high 44 points on 16-of-23 shooting from the field to gun the Nets back from down 23 in their 125-12 ..read more
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Heat unable to overcome Giannis, Bucks as 123-115 loss ends 1-3 trip
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by Tribune News Service
12m ago
This was not a road trip that soured at the finish, with Saturday night’s 123-115 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks closing out a weeklong 1-3 excursion. This was a Miami Heat trip that soured at the start, with last Sunday’s loss to the Charlotte Hornets upping the ante and the Heat able to meet the remaining challenges only in the victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. And after Thursday’s loss to the New York Knicks, the ante only became more severe, with Giannis Antetokounmpo in the Bucks’ lineup for the first time in the teams’ three meetings. A triple-double later from Antetokounmpo, and the He ..read more
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Magic’s Mo Bamba, Jalen Suggs suspended for roles in fight with Timberwolves
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by Tribune News Service
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Orlando Magic big man Mo Bamba and guard Jalen Suggs were penalized by the league for their roles in the altercation with the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday evening at Target Center. Bamba was suspended four games without pay while Suggs was suspended one game, the league announced Saturday evening. With 1:32 remaining in the third quarter of the Magic’s 127-120 win over the Timberwolves, Bamba and Rivers engaged in an altercation in front of Orlando’s bench, with both players throwing punches. Suggs was suspended for “escalating the altercation by aggressively grabbing Rivers around the neck a ..read more
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Winderman’s view: With Lowry out, Vincent not a Heat answer in loss
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by Tribune News Service
12m ago
Observations and other notes of interest from Saturday night’s 123-115 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks: – This was a moment to take stock of the Heat without Kyle Lowry. – This time due to injury. – Next time due to trade? – The reality is the alternative. – Saturday that alternative was Gabe Vincent. – And it left the Heat at a deficit. – Yes, Vincent has proven up to such moments, as he was during last season’s playoffs. – But that was last season. – When Vincent appeared to be in a better place. – Not battling an ongoing ankle issue. – This time, 1 of 7 from the field through three quarters ..read more
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Jalen Brunson’s 41 points not enough as Knicks fall to Clippers in overtime after wild comeback
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by Tribune News Service
12m ago
Jalen Brunson put his team on his back on Saturday night. However, his performance is merely a footnote in their 134-128 loss to the Clippers. Nic Batum drilled a three-pointer at the buzzer to tie the game and send it to overtime where the Knicks could not capitalize on their valiant effort. Brunson racked up 41 points on an incredibly efficient 14-of-19 from the field and led his team from down 15 — which reached as high as 17 — entering the final period even garnering a three-point lead with seconds to go in the fourth quarter. Paul George (30 points) and Kawhi Leonard (35 points) combined ..read more
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Ramsey County officials say they self-reported jail issues to DOC
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by Kristi Belcamino
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Ramsey County officials said Saturday that after months of futilely attempting to notify the sheriff of their concerns about delayed or denied medical treatment of inmates at the Ramsey County Jail, they were the ones who initiated an investigation by the Minnesota Department of Corrections. “Ramsey County Public Health made several attempts over a period of months to notify the sheriff’s office of concerns regarding lack of access to medical care for residents at the Adult Detention Center. After these attempts went unanswered, staff elevated their concerns to executive county leadership,” a ..read more
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A pilot was injured after Baytown Township crash landing Saturday afternoon
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by Kristi Belcamino
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A pilot who crashed landed in a field in Baytown Township Saturday afternoon was able to walk away from the crash and meet emergency responders at a nearby road, authorities said. About 4:30 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from the pilot, according to a news release. He said he had crashed his single passenger aircraft in a field near 34th Street North and Oasis Avenue in Baytown Township. He was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The news release reported that he was the only one in the aircraft. The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Fede ..read more
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Nets come back from down 25 to beat Wizards in the aftermath Kyrie Irving’s trade request
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by Tribune News Service
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What was supposed to be a blowout victory for the Washington Wizards became a come-from-behind win for the Nets on Saturday. The Nets entered Saturday embroiled in yet another Kyrie Irving controversy, this time the star guard getting fed up and requesting a trade over the lack of a fully-guaranteed contract extension during a breakout stretch in Brooklyn. The Nets were already without Kevin Durant (MCL sprain), Ben Simmons (left knee soreness) and T.J. Warren (left shin contusion) before Irving reported “right calf soreness” Saturday morning — code for “no contract, no play.” He skipped the t ..read more
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