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, we’ll track down our favorites every weekday.

Iron Range teen wins gold at World Archery Youth Championships

A 15-year-old Minnesota archer competing with Team USA took home the gold medal at the World Youth Archery Championships Saturday. Hibbing's Breanna Theodore – and her teammates Dahlia Crook and Cassidy Cox – beat Team Mexico in the finals by a score of 228-217. Theodore told it was "incredible" to shoot with Crook and Cox.

– Read more from the Mesabi Daily News

Huskerz dominate in Southern Plains Football League regular season

The Southwest Huskerz have secured the best regular season record in the Southern Plains Football League's regular season. The Worthington-based squad is 6-0 after knocking off the winless North Iowa Bucks 48-12. With the win, they wrapped up home field advantage for the playoffs. But there's still one regular season game left, Saturday at 7 p.m. against the Tri-State Buffalos.

– Read more from the Worthington Daily Globe

Minnesota golfer named Summit League Newcomer of the Year at NDSU

Natalie Roth, a golfer from Lake Park Minnesota and Detroit Lakes High School alum, was named Summit League Newcomer of the Year for her freshman performance at North Dakota State University. Roth led the Bison with an average of 76.71 this season, and tied for fourth place at the league championship – the highest of any league newcomer.

– Read more from DL-Online

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Minneapolis Public Schools to bring middle, high students back in April

Distance learning will continue be offered to those who want it.

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Timberwolves announce 2nd half schedule

The Timberwolves will play 37 games in 66 days to close out the season.

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National Basketball Coaches Association criticizes Timberwolves' coaching search

The organization believes the Timberwolves failed "to conduct a through and transparent search" before hiring Chris Finch.

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Best Buy announces bonuses of up to $500 for hourly workers

The retailer has seen business boom since the pandemic started, particularly online.


Burnsville PD: Customer sprayed chemical irritant at McDonald's workers

The incident happened in Burnsville over the weekend.

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MN launches campaign to get students tested for COVID every 2 weeks

The state launched a youth testing campaign on Wednesday as part of its effort to control the spread of COVID.

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Preparations for Derek Chauvin trial underway in Minneapolis

People will see "fortification" efforts and National Guard soldiers.

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Road rage leads to brawl at Willmar intersection, police say

The participants appeared to know each other, police said.

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3 Minnesota restaurants make it on 50 best burgers in America list

A travel website praised the restaurants' burgers in a recently released list.

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Firefighter critical after gun discharges during blaze, hitting him

The 35-year-old Cornell firefighter is hospitalized in critical condition

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After 2 years, sheriff's office seeks new leads in unsolved deadly home invasion

"The sheriff’s office is close to knowing exactly what occurred that night but needs your help," the sheriff's office said.