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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.

Fargo: 2 golfers in the U.S. Open

A pair of golfers from just across the Minnesota border in Fargo are competing at the U.S. Open in Chambers Bay in Washington this week. Josh Persons didn't find out until Sunday night that he was picked as an alternate qualifier for the PGA major event. Tom Hoge is also playing in his first Open, and both players have the mindset that "anything can happen."

– Read more from the Fargo Forum

Duluth: Meet the man who directs Grandma's Marathon

Just under 8,000 people are signed up to run in Saturday's Grandma's Marathon in Duluth. It's the 13th largest marathon in the country and one man is in his first year as executive director of the race. It's a giant job that Shane Bauer is ready to handle.

– Read more from the Duluth News Tribune

St. Cloud: The demise of shortstop golf tournaments

Twenty-seven holes of golf in a one day tournament, also known as shortstop tournaments, are few and far between from what they were in the 1960s and 70s. One columnist did some digging and found three reasons why the once popular events are becoming harder to find.

– Read more from the St. Cloud Times

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Body of missing Mankato woman believed to have been found

A canoer found the body in a swamp near Eagle Lake Friday.

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MN GOP endorses attorney general, secretary of state candidates

Kim Crockett was endorsed as the party's candidate for secretary of state, while Jim Schultz won the endorsement for attorney general.


Volunteer firefighter identified as man killed during Thursday storms

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office confirmed that 63-year-old Ryan Erickson died when a grain bin fell on him.

Juan Ramos, standing outside of his Taco Chon Mexican Grill, in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Firm takes on case defending Taco Chon against Taco John's lawsuit

The local Mexican restaurant is fighting a case presented by Taco John's over naming rights, among other things.

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Worker killed in skid loader accident was 23-year-old apprentice lineman

Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative called the incident "the unthinkable."

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Raging North Shore rivers overtake bridges, snap trees in half

Pedestrian bridges near the Lutsen Resort have been damaged by the vast river flow.

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St. Paul man sentenced for 2021 robbery spree

Warren Dean, 27, admitted to robbing seven St. Paul businesses in a span of three days.


Stevens County may have been hit the hardest by Thursday storms

The entire county was without power after the storms blew through Thursday evening.

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3 killed, 1 critical after trio of crashes in Minnesota Thursday

One person also faces life-threatening injuries in a crash that happened in Olmsted County.

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Mora woman saves pelican caught in fishing line for days

A birthday fishing trip shapes into a heroic tale.