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The Home Run: Today's greater Minnesota sports stories

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"The Home Run" is a daily look at the lesser known sports stories throughout greater Minnesota. Whether it's an individual or team with an amazing story, or something unusual and interesting, we'll track down our favorites every weekday morning.

Austin: 10 football players could workout with Moss

Former Vikings star Randy Moss and Gophers great Tyrone Carter are holding a football camp in Woodbury in June 20 and 21st. For the Austin Packers high school football team, 10 lucky players could earn a scholarship to take part in the camp, and it wouldn't be possible without the help of a local law office.

– Read more from the Austin Daily Herald

Bemidji: Ex-Lumberjack drafted by Rockies

It was a dream come true for a former Bemidji High School Lumberjacks baseball star when the Colorado Rockies called his name in the 28th round of the MLB Draft on Wednesday. Tyler Follis was a star at Bemidji before going on to become the all-time hits leader at the University of North Dakota.

– Read more from the Bemidji Pioneer

Mankato: Harry Potter's favorite sport a hit on campus

Minnesota State-Mankato has a sport that's quickly growing in popularity, and it just so happens to be the same sport invented by J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books. Quidditch is the game and with the exception of flying through the air on magic brooms, the rules are essentially the same as they are in the fictional school of Hogwartz.

– Read more from the MSU Reporter

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Minnesota's biggest Thai festival to be hosted in front of State Capitol

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Man dies after being shot in the head in St. Cloud

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Uvalde school massacre: MN Democrats call for action, Republicans prayers

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