The Home Run: Today's greater Minnesota sports stories


 Statewide: Shot clocks voted down

The Minnesota State High School League board of directors voted down a motion to employ shot clocks in basketball games. The girls and boys basketball associations approached the MSHSL with the request to add shot clocks. Consolation brackets have been added to the state tournaments, meaning (beginning in two years) teams that lose their first game will get to play at least another game.

– Read more from the West Central Tribune

Stewartville: Volleyball coach penalized for violations

Stewartville volleyball coach John Dzubay cannot make any contact with his players over the summer and will be suspended five games next season after multiple rules violations. The coach is also banned from participating in postseason play next season. The Minnesota State High School League upheld the penalties suggested to them by the school.

– Read more from the Post Bulletin

Hermantown: Emotional end for prep baseball team, player

Duluth Marshall defeated Hermantown 4-0 in section baseball playoffs last night, thus putting an end to a difficult week for the team, but more specifically, senior star player Kole Zuidmulder. One week ago Zuidmulder's father, who was an assistant coach on the team, died unexpectedly from a heart-related issue. “We’re going to have those flashbacks and restless nights, but I know I can call anybody and they’ll be there to talk with me," Zuidmulder said.

– Read more from the Duluth News Tribune

Bemidji: Football team gives up 90 points

The Bemidji Axemen were obliterated by an indoor football team from Sioux Falls, 90-20 on Sunday. The 90 points is the most given up by the Axemen in their short history.

– Read more from the Bemidji Pioneer

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Minneapolis Public Schools to bring middle, high students back in April

Distance learning will continue be offered to those who want it.

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Timberwolves announce 2nd half schedule

The Timberwolves will play 37 games in 66 days to close out the season.

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National Basketball Coaches Association criticizes Timberwolves' coaching search

The organization believes the Timberwolves failed "to conduct a through and transparent search" before hiring Chris Finch.

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Best Buy announces bonuses of up to $500 for hourly workers

The retailer has seen business boom since the pandemic started, particularly online.


Burnsville PD: Customer sprayed chemical irritant at McDonald's workers

The incident happened in Burnsville over the weekend.

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MN launches campaign to get students tested for COVID every 2 weeks

The state launched a youth testing campaign on Wednesday as part of its effort to control the spread of COVID.

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Preparations for Derek Chauvin trial underway in Minneapolis

People will see "fortification" efforts and National Guard soldiers.

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Road rage leads to brawl at Willmar intersection, police say

The participants appeared to know each other, police said.

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3 Minnesota restaurants make it on 50 best burgers in America list

A travel website praised the restaurants' burgers in a recently released list.

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Firefighter critical after gun discharges during blaze, hitting him

The 35-year-old Cornell firefighter is hospitalized in critical condition