The Home Run: Today's greater Minnesota sports stories


Litchfield: Gopher commit will be MLB Draft pick

Eddie Estrada's immediate future is in the Northwoods League with the Willmar Stingers, but the Golden Gopher commit could soon find himself in a Major League Baseball organization. Fresh off his senior year at Litchfield High School, Estrada is expected to picked in this week's MLB Draft. The Twins, Dodgers, Red Sox, Reds and other teams have been keeping an eye on him.

– Read more from the West Central Tribune

Rochester: High jumper breaks her own state record

Andy Jacobs, a junior track and field star at Rochester Century High School, broke her own state record at the State Tournament on Saturday. Jacobs cleared 13-feet, 1-inch in the pole vault, breaking the state record she set as a freshman by one inch.

– Read more from the Post Bulletin

Eau Claire: Lucky to be alive

Joey Greshik just took third in the 110 meter hurdles at the Wisconsin state track and field tournament. But the kid from Eau Claire, just seven years ago, nearly died when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Greshik now says he eats whatever he wants because he has tremendous control over the disease.

– Read more from the Winona Daily News

Next Up

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Traditional trick-of-treating a no-no, but MDH say there are ways to make it safer

There are safer ways to do trick-or-treating than going door-to-door, health officials say.

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Officers seize 440 fake hand-sanitizing stations at International Falls port

If the items were legitimate, they would have been worth more than $1 million.

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Jason Lewis discharged from the hospital after life-threatening hernia

Lewis will return to his home in Woodbury to recover.

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Backlash as Trump campaign, MPD union seek retired cops to act as 'poll challengers'

The Secretary of State says targeting a "problem area" is unlawful.

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Woman fatally struck by train in west-central Minnesota

The woman's identity has not been released.

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Target reveals its first Black Friday deals; month-long discounts planned

The retailer is staggering its sales to make it easier to shoppers to plan amid COVID-19.

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Twins decline 2021 option on Sergio Romo

The Twins begin a potential overhaul in the bullpen.

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'Scalpel approach' gives MN schools chance to keep playing sports

County infection rates are no longer the only thing that matters.


With the help of HVAC, Circus Juventas will host its first holiday shows

After months of canceled classes and shows, Circus Juventas is hosting its first ever holiday show, with safety precautions.

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Vikings send Cameron Dantzler to COVID-19/reserve list

Dantzler's placement leaves the Vikings paper-thin at cornerback heading into Green Bay.

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Elections 2020 preview: 7th Congressional District

Will Collin Peterson hang on for yet another term?