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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, we’ll track down our favorites every weekday.

Iron Range teen wins gold at World Archery Youth Championships

A 15-year-old Minnesota archer competing with Team USA took home the gold medal at the World Youth Archery Championships Saturday. Hibbing's Breanna Theodore – and her teammates Dahlia Crook and Cassidy Cox – beat Team Mexico in the finals by a score of 228-217. Theodore told it was "incredible" to shoot with Crook and Cox.

– Read more from the Mesabi Daily News

Huskerz dominate in Southern Plains Football League regular season

The Southwest Huskerz have secured the best regular season record in the Southern Plains Football League's regular season. The Worthington-based squad is 6-0 after knocking off the winless North Iowa Bucks 48-12. With the win, they wrapped up home field advantage for the playoffs. But there's still one regular season game left, Saturday at 7 p.m. against the Tri-State Buffalos.

– Read more from the Worthington Daily Globe

Minnesota golfer named Summit League Newcomer of the Year at NDSU

Natalie Roth, a golfer from Lake Park Minnesota and Detroit Lakes High School alum, was named Summit League Newcomer of the Year for her freshman performance at North Dakota State University. Roth led the Bison with an average of 76.71 this season, and tied for fourth place at the league championship – the highest of any league newcomer.

– Read more from DL-Online

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Ferocious winds, possible tornadoes leave destruction in MN

Numerous reports of tornadoes and nearly 100 mph straight-line winds.


Canoe carrying 4 overturns near St. John's University

Of the four, only one was wearing a lifejacket when the boat capsized Wednesday.

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MN's craft alcohol makers back new push to loosen state's liquor laws

The pushback includes loosening restrictions on growler sales for bigger craft breweries and a more direct line of spirit sales to customers.

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Severe thunderstorm warnings in the Twin Cities

It's the second night in a row that severe storms are hitting the metro.


Twin Cities placed in tornado watch ahead of intense line of storms

Photo above is a view from Marshall as the line of storms moved through Thursday evening.

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1 dead, 1 escapes western Wisconsin house fire

The single-story home was fully engulfed in flames when first responders arrived early Wednesday morning.

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Rare 'particularly dangerous situation' weather watch issued in SW MN

The warning covers an area of Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska.

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Dad and 2 children killed in western Wisconsin house fire

A devastating house fire happened early Thursday morning.

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2 suspects involved in Brooklyn Park armed carjacking

The incident happened Wednesday night near a shopping center and Cub.

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Man sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for child pornography

Alexander John Odegaard was sentenced in U.S. District Court Tuesday.

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Victim in I-90 crash was storm-chasing meteorologist from Mexico

Martha Llanos Rodriguez died in the wreck on I-90.