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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.

Orono: Ex-Wild player named prep hockey coach

Mark Parrish, formerly of the Minnesota Wild, has been named the new head coach of the Orono High School boys' hockey team. Parrish helped out with the team last year while providing color commentary during St. Cloud State men's hockey games. The former Husky will continue his TV job with SCSU while he coaches at Orono.

– Read more from the St. Cloud Times

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Rochester: The 'State of the North' games

It's pretty much the Olympics of Minnesota, and it was held in Rochester over the weekend. The games featured competitors in lacrosse, tennis, weight-lifting and more. More events in basketball, track and field and soccer will take place next weekend.

– Read more from KAAL TV

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Duluth: 7 Bulldogs named preseason All-Americans

Seven players on the University of Minnesota-Duluth football team have been named preseason All-Americans by USA College Football. Five of the seven players were named to the first team while two found their way onto the second team. UMD football opens camp on Aug. 15.

– Read more from Northland Newscenter

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It's apparently for an upcoming episode of his TV show, "Peyton's Place."

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 25

The test positivity rate has dropped for the first time since before Christmas.

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Liz Collin reveals she is leaving WCCO

"Thank you for trusting me to tell your stories," she wrote in Tuesday's announcement.

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Video: Man harasses Jimmy John's workers, wishes death on them over mask mandate

"When are you going to start using that brain inside of your head," the man asks.

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Michigan writer: 'Don't count out the Vikings' on Jim Harbaugh

Are the Vikings a dark horse to hire Michigan's head coach?

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St. Louis Park PD release photos of vehicle involved in shooting on I-394

A man was shot multiple times as he drove down I-394 last week.


Perfect 10: Gophers gymnasts make history with two perfect scores

Mya Hooten and Ona Loper were literally perfect on Monday night.

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Tempers flare as Wild hammer Canadiens

Montreal was anything but polite after the Wild picked up an 8-2 victory.

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Authorities now looking into MN lawmaker's report of assault

Video shows Rep. Nolan West being grabbed and pushed out of a public event.

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COVID treatments: Essentia Health to help test 3 existing meds

The clinical trial includes the much-discussed drug ivermectin.

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Suspect crashes into Minneapolis snow plow, fires shots at plow driver

The plow driver was pulled to the side of the road when the incident happened.