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Twins heirs dispute IRS' $207 million estate tax bill

MINNEAPOLIS, July 21 (UPI) -- The heirs to the late Minnesota Twins owner Carl Pohlad say the Internal Revenue Service is over the top in its appraisal of the team's value.

Minneapolis tapped for 2014 All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis, Commissioner Bud Selig announced Wednesday.

Minnesota Twins owner Carl Pohlad dies

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Billionaire Carl Pohlad, who owned the Minnesota Twins for a quarter century, died Monday at age 93 at his Edina, Minn., home, a Twins executive reported.

Think tanks w rap-up

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think ta

Twins owner to accept offers for team

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- With contraction tabled, Minnesota Twins owner Carl Pohlad announced Wednesday that the club is in the process of establishing a procedure to formally accept an

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Stringer family plans to sue Vikings

Hatch threatens suit over Twins

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch is threatening to sue Major League Baseball on antitrust violations if owners go ahead with plans to fold the Minnesota Tw

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Tom Kelly retires as Twins manager

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Minnesota Twins manager Tom Kelly retired Friday, ending the longest active tenure among coaches or managers in professional sports.
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Carl R. Pohlad (August 23, 1915 – January 5, 2009) was a successful financier and the owner of the Minnesota Twins baseball franchise from 1984 (succeeding Calvin Griffith) until his death in 2009.

Carl Pohlad was born on August 23, 1915, to a poor Slovak family in Des Moines, Iowa. He grew up in West Des Moines, Iowa and graduated from Valley High School in West Des Moines in 1934. He attended and played football for Compton Junior College in Southern California for a short time. Bing Crosby saw him play football and recruited him to play for his alma mater Gonzaga University in Washington. Pohlad attended Gonzaga but dropped out after the football season of his senior year.

He was drafted to serve in WWII serving from 1943 to 1946. During his time in the service, he fought in Europe, spending some time in France, Germany, and Austria. Pohlad was scheduled to participate in the Normandy Invasion (D-Day), but a case of Poison Oak kept him out of the invasion's early stages. He was wounded in battle, and was awarded the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star Medal.

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