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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.

Fargo: 2 golfers in the U.S. Open

A pair of golfers from just across the Minnesota border in Fargo are competing at the U.S. Open in Chambers Bay in Washington this week. Josh Persons didn't find out until Sunday night that he was picked as an alternate qualifier for the PGA major event. Tom Hoge is also playing in his first Open, and both players have the mindset that "anything can happen."

– Read more from the Fargo Forum

Duluth: Meet the man who directs Grandma's Marathon

Just under 8,000 people are signed up to run in Saturday's Grandma's Marathon in Duluth. It's the 13th largest marathon in the country and one man is in his first year as executive director of the race. It's a giant job that Shane Bauer is ready to handle.

– Read more from the Duluth News Tribune

St. Cloud: The demise of shortstop golf tournaments

Twenty-seven holes of golf in a one day tournament, also known as shortstop tournaments, are few and far between from what they were in the 1960s and 70s. One columnist did some digging and found three reasons why the once popular events are becoming harder to find.

– Read more from the St. Cloud Times

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Justin Jefferson

Vikings-49ers: 5 things you can count on

Sunday's matchup is a pivotal game in the NFC playoff picture.

Gopher Football

Watch: Gophers troll Badgers with 'Jump Around' after Saturday's win

First they took Paul Bunyan's Axe. Then they took their tradition.

Brandon Richart, missing person

Search underway for missing man in Anoka area

Brandon Richart was last seen Nov. 17.

U.S. Bank Stadium

5 teams win first state championships at Prep Bowl

A pair of records fell as the Prep Bowl lived up to the hype.

ashley Carlson

Remains of missing WI mom found in Pine County, MN

Ashley Miller-Carlson was 33 years old.

D'Angelo Russell

D'Lo's late takeover helps Timberwolves win double-OT thriller

Russell caught fire to help the Timberwolves get back to .500.

Gopher Football

Gophers suffocate Badgers, reclaim Paul Bunyan's Axe

Minnesota picked up its first home win over the Badgers since 2003.

Meeker County Sheriff's Office

Boy, 6, run over after falling off trailer in Meeker Co. tree farm accident

He was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with internal injuries.

Target store

Target unveils deals for 2-day 'Cyber Monday' event

The promotion kicks off Sunday, November 28.