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Twin Cities twins: Parise the latest Minnesota sports star to welcome twins after Twins' Mauer

Thursday, 01.09.2014 / 1:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Twin Cities twins: Parise the latest Minnesota sports star to welcome twins after Twins' Mauer

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Zach Parise has become the latest Minnesota sports star to be a father of twins.

The Wild announced that Parise's wife, Alisha, gave birth Wednesday to Emelia and Jaxson, a girl and a boy. Last year, Twins catcher Joe Mauer and his wife, Maddie, welcomed girls Emily and Maren.

Mauer and Parise both grew up in the Twin Cities area: Mauer in St. Paul and Parise in Bloomington.

Mauer had to rush home from a road trip to be with his wife when she went into labour last July, but Parise didn't have to worry about that. The left wing is out with a foot injury.

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