Crunch loses power
Published 10:02 pm Tuesday, February 28, 2012
While the Minnesota Timberwolves were warming up in the City of Angels, Crunch, the team’s mascot was keeping fans in Albert Lea company in the dark.
Crunch was scheduled to perform on Tuesday at halftime of the Albert Lea boys’ basketball team’s game against Waseca at Albert Lea High School but instead signed autographs and posed with fans after the game was canceled.
Downed power lines at the intersection of Bridge Avenue and Hammer Road left ALHS’s gym without lights around 6:40 p.m., just 20 minutes before tipoff.
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Eager fans, many wearing Timberwolves jerseys, waited in the dark gym until 8 p.m. when the game was called. ALHS Activities Director John Double announced the game would be rescheduled and Crunch would sign autographs near the school’s office.