South Dakota Environmental Projects Get $39 Million
PIERRE - The South Dakota Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved nearly $39 million in grants and loans for projects that involve drinking water, wastewater, storm water and recycling.
A Chilly Opener For Tigers And Twins
Batter up? More like bundle up. The Detroit Tigers open the season on Monday in frosty Minnesota, where forecasts call for temperature in the low 30s at game time at outdoor Target Field. The wind chill is expected to be around 20 degrees.
Koivu Scores In Shootout As Wild Beat Kings 4-3
Mikko Koivu scored the winning shootout goal and had two assists in regulation. Matt Cullen and Charlie Coyle also had goals, and Niklas Backstrom stopped 28 shots for Minnesota in the Wild's 4-3 win over the Los Angeles kings Saturday night.
Red Sox Beat Twins 4-2 In Spring Training Finale
Felix Doubront pitched six-hit ball for five scoreless innings Saturday, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 in the spring training finale for both teams.
Koivu Scores In OT, Wild Beat Coyotes 4-3
Mikko Koivu scored at 2:43 of overtime to give Minnesota a 4-3 comeback victory over Phoenix on Wednesday night, extending the Wild’s winning streak to seven and the Coyotes’ skid to seven.
Burnett And Worley Get Loose, Twins Beat Pirates
After a few bumpy spring training outings, pitcher Vance Worley showed why he deserves to be the Minnesota Twins’ opening day starter. Worley settled down after the first inning and rolled through five in a 7-4 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.
Lakers Win 22nd Straight Against Wolves 120-117
Kobe Bryant had 31 points and seven assists in his first game filling in for the injured Metta World Peace to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 120-117 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night, extending the longest active winning streak against one team in the NBA.
High Court Skeptical of Federal Marriage Law
WASHINGTON - In a major gay rights case, the Supreme Court indicated Wednesday it could strike down the law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of federal benefits that go to other married people.
Firefighters Grab Unattended Child from Rapid City Apartment
RAPID CITY - Authorities in Rapid City say firefighters forced their way into an apartment and pulled out a 16-month-old child who was alone as smoke detectors buzzed from a smoldering kitchen stove.
Senator Tim Johnson Retires, Cites Health Concerns
SIOUX FALLS - Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota says he's retiring at the end of his term, acknowledging he remains limited by a recent "health crisis."