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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Zimmer explains why he called Hunter's neck injury a 'tweak'

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60 charged in magazine scam that netted $300M

It's being called the largest elder fraud scheme in the country.

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The Star Tribune is shutting down City Pages

The free newspaper was bought by the Star Tribune in 2015.

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Coronavirus: Billy's on Grand will close for winter

The restaurant is among a growing list of eateries to close for the winter months.