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.

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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MN brewpub to make 2nd appearance on 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'

In other words, Guy Fieri is returning to the Twin Cities.

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St. Cloud teen charged with raping girl in high school bathroom

Police say it happened during a late 2019 basketball game.


Reports: 'Miracle on Ice' star Mark Pavelich found dead at treatment facility

The 63-year-old had been ordered to undergo psychiatric care.

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Minneapolis, Hennepin County spending $1M on barricades, fencing for Chauvin trial

Minneapolis hopes to be reimbursed for fortification costs by the state if it passes the proposed SAFE Account.

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Police: 3 Minnesotans made fake report to divert SD police away drug investigation

Three people from Detroit Lakes are facing charges, with two of the men involved accused of making a false report of gunmen entering a local business.

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HealthPartners opens drive-up COVID vaccine site

The healthcare provider says it's the first drive-up vaccination site in the state.

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Appeals court: Judge must reconsider third-degree murder charge against Chauvin

The appeals court's recent decision on a different officer-involved shooting case is precedent, it said.

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New data reveals Minnesotans getting COVID vaccines are disproportionately white

The Minnesota Department of Health revealed race and ethnicity vaccine data on Friday.

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Charges: Trail of Terror supervisor sexually assaulted 3 teenage employees

Bryan Ellinger was arrested in January accused of raping a 15-year-old employee. Two more women have come forward accusing him of sexually assaulted them as teens.