ST. PAUL, Posted 5:19 p.m. April 20, 1998 -- A judge ruled today that
the state's antitrust investigation of the Minnesota Twins and Major League
Baseball can proceed.
The Twins had tried to halt the state's investigation, saying that baseball
is protected by an exemption from antitrust laws.
But Ramsey County District Judge Margaret Marrinan said that baseball's
exemption applies only to player transactions.
Attorney General Skip Humphrey is looking into whether the Twins' demands
for a publicly financed stadium and threat to leave Minnesota violate antitrust