The Home Run: Today's greater Minnesota sports stories


Chisholm: Vintage baseball is a hit

1860s style ball returned to the Iron Range last weekend as players from around the state got together for a game vintage baseball. No gloves, thin bats and a rule that allows the ball to bounce once and be caught for an out are just a few of the reasons the classic style still draws a crowd.

– Read more from the Hibbing Daily Tribune

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Duluth: Bulldogs No. 1 in D2 football poll

After a sensational 2014 season that ended with a lopsided loss to Minnesota State-Mankato in the NCAA quarterfinals, the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs are No. 1 in the The Sporting News Division II college football preseason poll. Mankato is ranked sixth in the poll.

– Read more from UMD athletics

Mankato: MoonDogs reunite from afar

The Northwoods League is comprised of players from all over the country. Most of the college stars playing in the popular in the summer baseball league stay with a host family, and the guys playing for the Mankato MoonDogs are no different. But the transition of playing in a new town and staying with a new family has been easier for Boomer Synek and Jack Czeszewski. The two MoonDogs grew up together in Chicago, and they've reunited in Mankato. 

– Read more from the Mankato Free Press

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DNR uses a helicopter to more efficiently stock lakes with trout

In the past, the DNR used airplanes to stock remote lakes with fish, but the survival rate of the fish was only 85%.

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Secretary of State explains plans for segregated absentee ballots

Election officials are reminding voters that it's too late to mail in your absentee ballots.

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Osterholm on safe trick-or-treating: 'I would say go ahead with it'

The infectious disease expert's opinion doesn't align with the CDC's guidance.

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It's too late to mail your ballot, but you can still vote. Here's how.

Voters can drop off their absentee ballot, vote early in-person or head to the polls on Election Day.

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Dusting itself off after virus blow, F1rst Wrestling returns to the ring this Sunday

Minnesota's premier independent wrestling company was on top of the world before the virus hit.


McDonald's is bringing the McRib back in December

It hasn't appeared on menus for eight years.

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2 more Twin Cities districts moving to distance learning for grades 6-12

The decision was announced as infection rates in Dakota County rise.

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Here are the 4 free COVID-19 testing sites in MN for the week of Nov. 2

People don't need to have symptoms or insurance to get tested for free.

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Minnesota Zoo launches activities to get people embracing nature

The zoo is hosting a pumpkin scavenger hunt and a "Do the Zoo, Not Zoom Day."