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Gardy Sent Packing

The Minnesota Twins have fired manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons that included at least 92 losses in each of the last four years.

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Former Twins Manager Ailing

The Minnesota Twins say former manager Tom Kelly is recovering after suffering what the team calls a minor stroke last week.

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Bridgewater On The Mend

The sprained left ankle for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is not serious, and the Minnesota Vikings are hopeful he'll play against Green Bay.

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Valley Teams In Spotlight

Eight different MVFC schools are ranked in top-25 polls this week, which is a league record.

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GPAC Names Weekly Best

The Great Plains Athletic Conference has announced its football Players of the Week.

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Rookie QB Leads Vikings

Teddy Bridgewater passed for 317 yards and a key 2-point conversion before leaving with an ankle injury, and the Minnesota Vikings beat the Atlanta Falcons 41-28 on Sunday.

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Huskers Move Up Again

Nebraska gained two more spots in the Associated Press college football poll this week.

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Twins Blanked In Finale

David Price pitched Detroit to its fourth straight AL Central title, taking a shutout into the eighth inning of a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.

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Coaching Changes For Twins?

Another 90-loss season for the Minnesota Twins has left the status of the coaching staff in question.

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Royals Prep For Playoffs

Kansas City's chance for the AL Central title was erased by Detroit's victory on Sunday, and the Royals went on to a 6-4 comeback win over Chicago in the final game for retiring White Sox captain Paul Konerko.

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Twins Fall To Tigers

Max Scherzer made it through six tough innings and the Detroit Tigers moved closer to another AL Central title with a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.

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Royals On Playoff Doorstep

Whether it's through a wild card or the AL Central title, Lorenzo Cain doesn't care how the Kansas City Royals reach the playoffs.

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Huskers Open League Play

Ameer Abdullah wants No. 21 Nebraska to keep feeding him the ball when the Cornhuskers open Big Ten play against Illinois on Saturday night.

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Vikings Retool For Falcons

Minnesota Vikings right guard Brandon Fusco will need about four months to recover from his upcoming surgery for his torn pectoral muscle.

Hughes Accepts Fate

Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes turned down a chance to pitch again this weekend, even though one more out would have earned him a $500,000 bonus.

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Hughes In Record Performance

Phil Hughes set a single-season major league record for strikeout-to-walk ratio, pitching eight strong innings for the Minnesota Twins in a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on a wet Wednesday afternoon.

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Season Ends For Plouffe

Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe's season has ended a few days early, because of a broken left forearm.

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Royals Lose Ground

Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer and the Cleveland Indians stayed in the AL wild-card chase for at least one more day with a 6-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.

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Cassel Done For Year

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel is out for the season with broken bones in his left foot.

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UNO Adds To Hall

A class of two men and two women will be inducted into the Nebraska-Omaha Athletics Hall of Fame next month.

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Changes To Iowa Snap Program

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It now costs Iowa grocery stores and other businesses more to accept payments through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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Iowa Lottery Moving To New Building

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The head of the Iowa Lottery says his agency's move into a new building is still scheduled to happen before the end of the year.

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Heineman Names Nelson Lt. Governor

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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says many factors led him to choose state Senator John Nelson, an attorney from Omaha, as his lieutenant governor for the final three months of his administration.

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Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference Boosts Interest in Clean Energy

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The Wind and Solar Conference in La Vista offers a large pool of resources for anyone interested in clean energy development.

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CNA Training Program Aimed at Boosting Labor Pool

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The Rural Rewards Program offers CNA certification to students in hopes to boost health care work force.