The Home Run: Today's greater Minnesota sports stories


"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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Malik Beasley

Timberwolves Malik Beasley suspended 12 games for offseason incident

Beasley was sentenced to 120 days in jail earlier this month.

Russell Wilson

Vikings fans should REALLY hope Russell Wilson doesn't go to the Bears

Wilson has a 6-0 record against Minnesota and could be on his way to the NFC North.


Celebrated Minnesota musician Peter Ostroushko dies

Ostroushko, who learned his craft in the Ukrainian community of Northeast Minneapolis, had a versatile career including performances with popular artists and orchestras


Costco will bump its minimum wage to $16 next week

The company, which has 12 stores in Minnesota, is pushing ahead of retailers Target and Amazon with its new minimum wage

Seth Green/Gopher Football

Gophers wildcat QB Seth Green announces decision to transfer

Green will have immediate eligibility as a graduate transfer.

Minneapolis skyline

Minneapolis pays 3 times more than it receives in state funds, new report says

This report comes as state lawmakers are debating proposals opponents say would "bail out" the state's largest city.

Kirk Cousins

Coller: Is Kirk Cousins' contract extension helping or hurting the Vikings?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

University of minnesota sign

U of M gets $5M donation for new center to address racial inequality in healthcare

Using a donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the School of Public Health will work to address racial disparities in healthcare.