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Chicago council approves $500M Wrigley renovations

July 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

CHICAGO Chicago’s City Council has approved a $500 million renovation of historic Wrigley Field, including a Jumbotron above the ivy-covered left-field wall. Continue Reading

Cubs reach 1-year deal with former Twins RHP Baker

November 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Scott Baker wants to establish that he can still be an effective pitcher after having elbow surgery, and he’ll get his chance with the Chicago Cubs. Continue Reading

TWINS: Dempster sparks Cubs vs. Twins 8-2 in 8-inning gem

June 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Ryan Dempster further raised his trade value with eight shutout innings, pitching the Chicago Cubs past the Minnesota Twins 8-2 on Sunday. Continue Reading

Plouffe powers Twins

June 9, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

MINNEAPOLIS Through all of Trevor Plouffe’s monumental struggles early this season, the Minnesota Twins and Ron Gardenhire just kept running him out there to play on most days. Continue Reading

Willingham’s single lifts Twins over Cubs

June 8, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

MINNEAPOLIS With the game tied in the bottom of the 10th inning, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum packed the infield as tightly as he could to make it as hard as possible for Josh Willingham to find a hole. Continue Reading

Marlins acquire Cubs Zambrano for Volstad

January 4, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

MIAMI Carlos Zambrano will get a much-needed fresh start with the Miami Marlins. Continue Reading

Cubs great Santo elected to Hall of Fame by veterans panel; ex-Twin Kaat narrowly misses

December 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The late Ron Santo — he died last year — was a nine-time All-Star, hit 342 home runs and won five Gold Gloves as a third baseman for the Chicago Cubs. Continue Reading

COMMENTARY: Curses! Did Wally the ex-Beer Man vex Minnesota Twins?

September 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Wally hasn’t sold a beer at a Twins game since his arrest for allegedly selling beer to a minor. He was acquitted earlier this year. Meanwhile, the Twins — winners of six division titles in 10 years — abruptly appear headed toward a collapse of near-historic proportions. Continue Reading

COMMENTARY: Curses! Did Wally the ex-Beer Man vex Minnesota Twins?

September 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Wally hasn’t sold a beer at a Twins game since his arrest for allegedly selling beer to a minor. He was acquitted earlier this year. Meanwhile, the Twins — winners of six division titles in 10 years — abruptly appear headed toward a collapse of near-historic proportions. Continue Reading

OBIT: Ron Santo, 70, Chicago Cubs all-star, radio announcer

December 3, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

A nine-time all-star in his 15-year career, Santo was widely regarded as one of the best players never to gain induction into the Hall of Fame. But nothing brought fans closer to Santo or caused critics to roll their eyes more than his work in the radio booth, where he made it clear that nobody rooted harder for the Cubs and nobody took it harder when they lost. Continue Reading