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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, 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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Anthony Edwards

Ant's injury clouds Timberwolves' victory over the Nets

The Timberwolves star was injured in the final minutes on Sunday night.

Akoya Lee

Byron native Ayoka Lee sets NCAA record for points in a game

The Kansas State forward broke a record shared by former Gopher Rachel Banham.

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It's going to be stupid cold again Tuesday and Wednesday

They'll almost certainly be the 10th and 11th days with subzero temps this month.

Williams Uptown Pub

Williams Uptown Pub & Peanut Bar closes indefinitely after shooting

Reports say police have arrested two suspects in the incident.

Alex Rodríguez

A-Rod wears a Packers hat, Minnesotans lose their minds

The Timberwolves co-owner didn't endear himself to his fan base on Saturday night.

Flickr - Minneapolis police squad - Chad Davis

Police: Man shoots into crowd at funeral reception in Minneapolis

The shooting happened at a reception following a funeral on Saturday afternoon.

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Watch: Jimmy Garoppolo says 'F*** the Packers' after playoff win

The 49ers quarterback congratulated Robbie Gould in spectacular fashion.

Aaron Rodgers

America dunks on Aaron Rodgers after loss to 49ers

The Packers quarterback was destroyed on social media on Saturday night.

Marcus Foligno

Foligno's OT winner gives Wild fans a happy Hockey Day

A slow start gave way to the Wild's fifth win in the past six games.