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.

St. John's field to be named after John Gagliardi

A new multipurpose athletic field at St. John's University will be named after John Gagliardi, college football's all-time wins leader. Gagliardi coached Johnnies football for 60 years, racking up 489 victores. The Johnnies won the NAIA Championship in 1963 and 1965, and the NCAA Division III Championship in 1976 and 2003.

– Read more from the St. Cloud Times

MSU coaches prep for new shot clock rules

College basketball made some rule changes recently – and the coaches at Minnesota State University Mankato are already contemplating new straegies. On the men's side, Matt Margenthaler said the 30-second shot clock means he'll be working with the team on more in-game situations. And women's head coach Emilee Thiesse says it's "kind of fun" to think about how the game may be different.

– Read more from the Mankato Free Press

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Lindsay Guentzel

For The Week: What's harder than making a meal plan? Sticking to it!

Lindsay Guentzel says you shouldn't give up on your meal planning routines.

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Two people fatally shot by police in Wadena County, two officers injured

Another man was shot in the altercation, which police claim started when one of the suspects opened fire on officers.

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Winter storm warnings issued as snow system shifts in Minnesota

The worst of the snow will now hit further north, affecting areas including St. Cloud and the I-94 corridor.

Matt Dumba

Matt Dumba beats the clock to give Wild sixth straight win

Dumba scored as overtime came to a close for another Wild victory.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Bradley Beal terrorizes Timberwolves in loss to Wizards

Beal and the Wizards handed the Wolves their seventh straight defeat.

Marcus Carr / Gopher basketball

Gophers tourney hopes take another blow with loss to Nebraska

Marcus Carr scored a career-high 41 points, but Minnesota is still winless on the road.

St. Paul police

St. Paul police arrest teenage boy in carjacking crackdown

This comes amid a dramatic spike in Twin Cities carjackings.


Snow latest: Twin Cities set for up to 4 inches

A narrow system will travel across Minnesota overnight.

Blake Fredrick / Lake City Basketball

Lake City boys basketball player signs contract, honored on senior night

Frederick had a special call-up to the Tigers' varsity basketball team.