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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.

Orono: Ex-Wild player named prep hockey coach

Mark Parrish, formerly of the Minnesota Wild, has been named the new head coach of the Orono High School boys' hockey team. Parrish helped out with the team last year while providing color commentary during St. Cloud State men's hockey games. The former Husky will continue his TV job with SCSU while he coaches at Orono.

– Read more from the St. Cloud Times

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Rochester: The 'State of the North' games

It's pretty much the Olympics of Minnesota, and it was held in Rochester over the weekend. The games featured competitors in lacrosse, tennis, weight-lifting and more. More events in basketball, track and field and soccer will take place next weekend.

– Read more from KAAL TV

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Duluth: 7 Bulldogs named preseason All-Americans

Seven players on the University of Minnesota-Duluth football team have been named preseason All-Americans by USA College Football. Five of the seven players were named to the first team while two found their way onto the second team. UMD football opens camp on Aug. 15.

– Read more from Northland Newscenter

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Pilfered peony plant prompts police probe

The peony, named Patrick, was taken from Wayzata City Hall gardens.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, May 25

The latest update from the state health department.


Beloved small town MN baseball field destroyed by severe storm

The mid-May storm system blasted the area with 90+ mph winds.

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CD-1 Primary: Jeff Ettinger gets DFL nod, Brad Finstad wins GOP vote

Jennifer Carnahan also was on the ballot as a GOP candidate — and fell about 11,000 votes shy of claiming victory.

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6-year-old and his grandparents killed in trailer home fire

"Found among the charred debris were two adults and a child," the sheriff's office said in a release.


Uvalde massacre: MN schools react with horror, increase security

A gunman killed 19 children and two adults in Texas Tuesday afternoon.

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Ex-South St. Paul coach dies by suicide 2 days before sentencing

Matthew McCollister was to be sentenced for fraud in federal court on Wednesday.


Minnesota 'glampground' named one of 10 best in U.S.

In Nevis, Minnesota, campers can stay in a refurbished 1905 train car.

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Two men charged over terrifying armed robbery at Newport apartment

They shot the woman who lives in the apartment in the abdomen, and put a gun to a man's head.

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Minneapolis 2-year-old identified in suspicious death case

The cause of death has not yet been revealed due to an ongoing investigation.

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Victim of wrong-way driver crash ID'd as Hutchinson 19-year-old

Three women, ages 19, 20 and 20, were in the vehicle struck by a wrong-way driver early Sunday morning.