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The Home Run: Today's greater Minnesota sports stories

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"The Home Run" is a daily look at the lesser known sports stories throughout greater Minnesota. Whether it's an individual or team with an amazing story, or something unusual and interesting, we'll track down our favorites every weekday morning.

Austin: 10 football players could workout with Moss

Former Vikings star Randy Moss and Gophers great Tyrone Carter are holding a football camp in Woodbury in June 20 and 21st. For the Austin Packers high school football team, 10 lucky players could earn a scholarship to take part in the camp, and it wouldn't be possible without the help of a local law office.

– Read more from the Austin Daily Herald

Bemidji: Ex-Lumberjack drafted by Rockies

It was a dream come true for a former Bemidji High School Lumberjacks baseball star when the Colorado Rockies called his name in the 28th round of the MLB Draft on Wednesday. Tyler Follis was a star at Bemidji before going on to become the all-time hits leader at the University of North Dakota.

– Read more from the Bemidji Pioneer

Mankato: Harry Potter's favorite sport a hit on campus

Minnesota State-Mankato has a sport that's quickly growing in popularity, and it just so happens to be the same sport invented by J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books. Quidditch is the game and with the exception of flying through the air on magic brooms, the rules are essentially the same as they are in the fictional school of Hogwartz.

– Read more from the MSU Reporter

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Rick Spielman

Spielman: 'It was constantly like a moving target all the time'

Spielman said drafting and rostering players who fit the scheme was difficult with all of the offensive coordinators Mike Zimmer had.

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Suspect fled police, found hiding in old camper in scrap yard

Police say they were trying to pull him over for driving without any lights.


Omicron fading in Minnesota? Wastewater detection provides hope

Wastewater samples can help predict a rise or fall in COVID-19 cases.

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COVID: Minneapolis, St. Paul vaccine-or-test rule for dining now in effect

Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test are required.

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Man crawls to safety before train hits his stuck wheelchair

The incident happened Tuesday on Highway 169.

US Bank Stadium

Sizing up Vikings coaching candidates we know about so far

A closer look at some of the head coaching candidates interviewed by the Vikings

St. Paul police

St. Paul: Man called police to report he killed his wife

Police are also investigating a separate fatal shooting in the Frogtown neighborhood.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves survive Knicks' second-half barrage to get back to .500

Karl-Anthony Towns' lay-in helped Minnesota get a win in The Garden.

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Charges: MN teen shot mom after dispute over meth

The girl's mother said there had been a dispute over methamphetamine.

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No travel advised: High winds, whiteout conditions in NW MN

Zero visibility in parts of greater Minnesota Tuesday night.

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Update: Holy Angels evacuated over bomb threat, school says

Someone left a voicemail early Tuesday suggesting there was an explosive device.