The Home Run: Today's greater Minnesota sports stories


St. Cloud: The best D2 baseball team in the country is SCSU

If you blinked this spring you might have missed one of the 51 victories or three losses the St. Cloud State baseball team has piled up. Seriously, SCSU is 51-3 and ranked No. 1 in the country. The Huskies are hosting the NCAA Division II Central Region tournament at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud and open play Thursday against six-seed Henderson State.

– Read more from KNSI

St. Cloud: Johnnies are hot entering NCAA Tournament

La Crosse, Wisconsin, is the site of today's NCAA Tournament first-round game for the St. John's Johnnies. The Johnnies, who haven't won an NCAA Tournament game since 1994, play Coe College from Iowa at 10 a.m. St. John's had to win four straight and beat St. Thomas twice on Sunday to win the MIAC tournament just to get into the big dance.

– Read more from the St. Cloud Times

Mankato: Minnesota State women's hockey has a new head coach

John Harrington is his name and coaching Mavericks women's hockey is his new game. Harrington spent the last four years as a scout for the Colorado Avalanche. Prior to that he coached men's hockey at St. John's, Denver and St. Cloud State.

– Read more from the Mankato Free Press

Rochester: Ever heard of foot golf?

Foot golf is a real thing, and you can play it at Willow Creek golf course in Rochester. All you need is a soccer ball and a golf course, which Willow Creek's executive nine-hole course offers. The sport has "giant holes" to the side of the greens that allow the soccer ball to sink into the bottom of the cup.

– Read more from the Post Bulletin

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Man with Parkinson's lights up Plymouth with synchronized light show

"The best medicine I have for my disease is what I try to do with the light show," Mike Justak said.

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Watch: Drunk squirrel in Minnesota captures the world's attention

The squirrel was immediately cut off after nearly tipping over.

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Small town gym refusing to close facing lawsuit from attorney general

The gym is facing a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order to halt their operations.

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Money Gal Coaching: Bouncing back after living your best life

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.


When do stores open on Black Friday this year?

Many major retailers will be open Black Friday, some for extended hours.

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Man found dead outside home near Cass Lake

The man was reportedly shot outside the property.


Gov. Walz announces $1M in grants to boost Minnesota tourism

The money will be used for marketing efforts to attract people to Minnesota's hard-hit tourist spots.

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Nov. 25 COVID-19 update: 72 deaths ties Minnesota's single-day high

A COVID-19 update will not be provided on Thanksgiving Day.


Revival to open its fourth Twin Cities location

The fried chicken and smoked meat maestros are moving to St. Louis Park.