Minneapolis singer/rapper/author Dessa will sing the national anthem at the Twins opener next Monday at Target Field.
The Twins revealed plans for Opening Day, and said the Doomtree singer would be accompanied by a brass quintet from the Minnesota Orchestra.
Rick Stelmaszek, a former Twins coach who is battling pancreatic cancer, will throw out the first pitch. Stelmaszek spent 32 seasons on the Twins staff, a team record.
The Twins will play the Kansas City Royals at 3:10 p.m., and there will be a pregame tribute to Twins minor leaguer Yorman Landa and 2015 Royals World Series hero Yordano Ventura; both pitchers died in auto accidents during the offseason. This season, the Twins will wear a patch honoring Landa, who died on Dec. 10 when a car driven by his father struck a tree during a rainstorm.
The first 30,000 fans at the game, which will have a pregame flyover of four F-16s, will receive long sleeve hooded T-shirts.
Also, the team will serve breakfast on the plaza from 6 to 9 a.m.