The Home Run: Today's greater Minnesota sports stories


Minneapolis: State tennis preview

The boys state tennis tournament takes place this week and The Blake School is back to defend its Class A championship. Both individual state champs are also back to defend their titles.

– Read more from the MSHSL

St. Cloud: Prep stars deal with dyslexia

Two of the best all-around athletes in the St. Cloud prep sports scene both battle dyslexia, and they're sharing their stories. St. Cloud Tech's Cory Rouw is headed to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on a Division I Nordic skiing scholarship and St. Cloud Cathedral's Rachel Eickhoff is off to South Dakota State on a cross country scholarship.

– Read more from the St. Cloud Times

Brainerd: Rocket cars added to Brainerd Raceway

An 89-year-old man with 50 years of racing "rocket cars" highlighted Friday's debut of Rocket Go-Karts at Brainerd International Raceway. These speedsters travel up to 330 miles per hour and blaze through a quarter-mile race in about four seconds.

– Read more from the Brainerd Dispatch

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butcher and the boar

Butcher & the Boar makes comeback with new ownership

Local hospitality company Jester Concepts has bought the brand. The new location is still being determined.


Staff at Mankato Hy-Vee incorrectly diluted COVID vaccines for 62 patients

The retailer says that there is no reason for medical concern.

rowdi lab missing

Twin Cities man going to great lengths to find beloved dog, missing in northern MN

He's hoping drone operators can help him locate Rowdi, his yellow lab.

Hennepin County Government Center

Some Hennepin County Government Center services will be unavailable during Chauvin's trial

Access to the building will be limited during the trail, which begins March 8.

Street sweeper

Driver, 19, killed in collision with street sweeper

It happened Thursday evening near Thief River Falls.

famous dave's

Famous Dave's to launch its first 'line service' restaurant in the Twin Cities

The new model of restaurant will open in September in Coon Rapids.

State Capitol.

Minnesota's budget outlook improves, now projecting $1.6B surplus

The state was projecting a $1.3 billion deficit in November.

warroad ice road

2.5 mile skating path through Warroad was a hit, now there's an effort to keep it

The "Riverbender Crew" is hoping to buy new equipment to maintain the path this season, and for years to come.