• Don't Feed the Greed Guy

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    by 01-26-2014, 02:33 PM

    We purchased tickets to Friday night's Twins Fest as a way to celebrate my Dad's 83rd birthday. Grandpa was accompanied by his two grandsons, ages 10 and 8, my wife and I.

    We parked in Lot B, and had only a short walk to Gate 6, where a host of ticket-takers greeted us as if we were walking up to a game. Once inside the gates, we peered out onto a snow-covered Target Field.

    It was quite a contrast to the green grass of Opening Day, and the warmth of a mid-summer matinee
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    by 05-06-2013, 07:38 PM

    Before there was a Winfield, a Molitor, or a Mauer, there was a Bender.

    Charles Albert "Chief" Bender was born in Crow Wing County on May 5th, 1884. He bounced between his home on the White Earth Reservation, and various boarding schools. At a teenager, Bender was recruited by the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Carlisle Pennsylvania, the first of many off-reservation boarding schools. Carlisle is perhaps most known for it's resident coach, Pop Warner, and his star player,
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