The Home Run: Today's greater Minnesota sports stories


Mankato: Mavericks' sprinter now a 2-time national champ

A senior sprinter from Minnesota State-Mankato is now a two-time national champion. At the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships, the transfer from the University of Louisville, Emmanuel Matadi, took first place in the 100- and- 200-meter dashes. Matadi was recently named the Central Region track athlete of the year.

– Read more from the Mankato Free Press

Shakopee: Prep coach up for National Softball Coach of the Year

Shakopee High School softball coach Neil Johnson was named one of eight finalists for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association national coach of the year in softball. The winner will be announced on June 20th. Coaches are nominated based on longevity, service to high school athletics, honors, championship years, and winning percentage.

Read more from the Shakopee Valley News

Blooming Prairie: Girls basketball coach retires after 22 years

John Worke is stepping down after 22 years at the helm of the Blooming Prairie High School girls basketball team. Worke guided the "Awesome Blossoms" to the state tournament early in his career, but the most rewarding part of the job was the camaraderie he built with fellow coaches.

– Read more from the Austin Daily Herald

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Taylor Rogers

Twins Rumors: Taylor Rogers could draw interest despite injury

The left-hander was placed on the injured list on Tuesday.


Severe storm watch: Apple-sized hail, 75 mph winds possible

A watch has been issued by the National Weather Service.

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Slain Red Lake officer identified as husband, father-of-four

Police say he was shot while responding to a report of a suicidal male who possibly had children the house.

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Remains in Mississippi mark 4th discovery of man's dismembered body parts

Officials on Tuesday confirmed the remains found July 4 are those of Adam Johnson.

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Missing dog GoGo found dead in owner's stolen vehicle 3 days later

The vehicle was reported stolen with GoGo inside on July 18

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The 14 MN counties with 'substantial or high' COVID-19 transmission

The CDC says everyone in these areas should wear a mask in indoor public places.

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CDC: Masks recommended in places with 'substantial or high' transmission

This new guidance applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

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WATCH: Vikings Live with Matthew Coller: Welcome to training camp

Vikings Live with Matthew Coller is a new Vikings show that streams Tuesdays.

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Tips for watering trees during severe drought, sprinkler restrictions

How can you keep your valued trees healthy? Just follow these simple steps.

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Minnesota saw record number of murders in 2020, BCA says

The BCA released its annual Uniform Crime Report on Tuesday.

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Red Lake police officer fatally shot on Tuesday

The officer was reportedly shot near Redby.