The Twins were 1-1 when the squirrel showed up at Target Field, but when the game you won was a 14-4 romp, you latch on. So, they were hoping he or she would show up again for Wednesday’s series finale against the Chicago White Sox. “We should keep him at the stadium,” slugger Nelson Cruz said after Tuesday’s win. “I guess he’s part of the team now, the 26th man.” The Target Field grounds crew doesn’t think it’s so funny. They set traps for the popular interloper, and several members of the crew declined to address the “Rally Squirrel” at all early Wednesday. “I’m not talking about the squirrel,” said not one but two of them, although one member opined, “T.C. Bear might be losing his job.” That’s unlikely. The squirrel was a no-show Wednesday, just like the Twins’ normally potent offense in a 4-0 loss. Whether the squirrel remains popular for the rest of what has been a fun … [Read more...] about Twins’ Rally Squirrel is a no-show. Maybe the traps got him.
A man died days after he was electrocuted in Little Village on the Southwest Side. About 4:35 p.m. on Aug. 14, someone flagged down police in the 3900 block of West 26th Street and said their 30-year-old colleague had been electrocuted while cleaning business equipment, Chicago police said. Emergency responders were able to resuscitate the man, and he was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said. The man, who lived in west suburban Stone Park, was pronounced dead about four days later at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 18, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy found he died from electrocution and ruled his death an accident. … [Read more...] about Man dies of electrocution in Little Village
ST. PETERSBURG — The regional leader of the Bayfront Health network of seven hospitals is leaving.Joseph Mullany told the Tampa Bay Times that he resigned on Wednesday after 18 months as regional president and chief executive officer.He was hired in February 2018 to oversee all of the company’s regional hospitals along the Interstate 75 corridor, stretching from Venice to Brooksville. During his short tenure, he became acting chief executive of the health system’s flagship hospital, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, and battled with St. Petersburg City Council members over charity care and other issues.Mullany was responsible for the strategic development of Bayfront Health and management support to its network of hospitals. His departure is the latest in a series of abrupt leadership changes and turmoil at Bayfront Health.His departure comes just two weeks after a contentious St. Petersburg City Council meeting when members asked hospital leadership tough questions … [Read more...] about Bayfront Health system leader departs after 18 months on the job
The Twin Cities chapter of Genesys Works, the national career-training nonprofit that places disadvantaged high school students in paid internships, said 318 Twin Cities students were hired this month for one-year, 20-hour-a-week paid internships with 56 Twin Cities companies. A summer of learning, preparation and job interviews culminated in the tenth annual “Draft Day,” a sports-style event that showcased the students and the employers last week. “I know that I and the class of 2020 will remember this day as … one of the days we prove to ourselves and those around us that we can achieve anything, said student Gabriela Solis. Jaime Flores, an incoming senior at Burnsville High School, hired by Best Buy, told attendees that he also will be the first in his family to attend college. Many of the high school students began their 20-hour-a-week jobs this week. “You will be supervised and mentored by people who support you and mentor you and believe in … [Read more...] about Genesys Works places 300-plus minority interns in Twin Cities
Target topped expectations in just about any way measureable during the second quarter as it pushed faster delivery for customers and invested heavily in new private label brands. Comparable store sales, which include online sales, rose 3.4 percent as customer traffic jumped 2.4 percent. The measure includes sales at stores open at least a year and online sales. Sales at established stores rose 1.5 percent. Online sales soared 34 percent. The Minneapolis-based company raised profit expectations for the year, sending shares up nearly 12 percent before the opening bell Wednesday. Shares closed up 17 percent at $103. Target is underscoring the successes of big box giants in checking the advance of Amazon.com. Walmart raised its outlook for the year last week after a very strong quarter. Both have expanded their online presence, populated shelves with new merchandise, and modernized stores. Being squeezed between big box stores and Amazon are mall-based clothing … [Read more...] about Target thrives in intense retail environment, shares rise 17%