Tag: Minnesota

For Rubio and more, passing of trade deadline brought relief

BY TIM REYNOLDS – AP BASKETBALL WRITER MIAMI (AP) — Ricky Rubio was trying desperately to take his own advice. Minnesota’s point guard told anyone who would listen to him not to worry about the trade deadline, or fret about what moves might be coming. Practicing what he preached was a little difficult. "Until it doesn’t go down," Rubio said, "you don’t believe it." In his case, nothing went down Thursday – and that brought a clear sense of relief. Trade deadline day came and went with only seven deals involving 14 players, the smallest number of players affected...

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Dwyane Wade ‘honored’ to be Prince’s favorite player

(AP) Dwyane Wade says he’s feeling “all kinds of emotions” after hearing that he was Prince’s favorite basketball player. The Miami Heat star took to Twitter after hearing Prince’s comments in a 2012 Australian radio interview the late pop icon conducted with model Damaris Lewis. Wade tweeted that he knows he has fans and supporters around the world, but “hearing Prince say those words was an ultimate compliment.” Prince died last month at his Minnesota home at the age of...

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Brownsville Man Found Dead on Side of Road

Brownsville(KFXV) — A man is found dead on the curbside with gunshot wound to the head. The victim was found around 12:30 this afternoon along Boca Chica Road between Minnesota and Iowa. Paramedics rushed to the fifty year old but he showed no signs of life. Police also recovered a gun at the scene. Witnesses said they heard a loud gunshot near their homes. Authorities have ordered an autopsy while they continue investigating the case....

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Search Continues for Armed Suspects Linked to Pursuit and Drive-By Shooting

DONNA – the search continues for armed suspects in northern Donna, linked to a drive-by shooting along expressway 83. San Juan police is leading the search of 2 to 3 heavy-set men who bailed out of a gold Chevy Tahoe east of the Minnesota and Valverde intersection. One of the men was detained in the surrounding vicinities, authorities worry the other suspects could be impersonating police. “They are armed and dangerous so we ask the public to make sure they lock their doors and since the individuals have police vests and so forth, we want to be sure they...

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Minnesota marijuana patients buy illegally for savings

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Just two months after Minnesota launched its medical marijuana program, some patients turned off by high costs say they are back to buying the drug illegally because it’s the only way they can afford it. State officials and the companies hired to make marijuana products trumpeted the program’s medical approach – pills and oils, no leaf products – when it launched in July. But some patients say the highly restricted and regulated system is costing them hundreds or even thousands of dollars a month- none of it covered by insurance. Company executives defend their...

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