The Home Run: Today's greater Minnesota sports stories


Duluth: Minnesota's winningest coach gets the call to the Hall

Bob McDonald's 1,012 career basketball coaching victories are the most of any coach in Minnesota prep history. Tonight, McDonald, who coached basketball at Chisholm for 59 years, will be inducted into the DECC Athletic Hall of Fame in Duluth.

– Read more from the Duluth News Tribune

St. Cloud: SCSU pitcher fueled by tragedy

Garrett Harrison, a left-handed pitcher from Champlin, Minnesota, lost his mother to a brain tumor when he was just 15 years old. Through tragedy came triumph, as he is one of the best pitchers on the best team in Division II college baseball. At 7 p.m. the top-ranked Huskies host Henderson State at Joe Faber Field in the opening round of the Central Region of the NCAA Tournament. With a pair of wins they'll advance to the Division II College World Series.

– Read more from the St. Cloud Times

Olivia: BOLD catcher is all about the team

Trent Athman has been the starting catcher for BOLD's baseball team since his freshman year. Now a senior, Athman is just 16 hits shy of breaking the school's all-time record, but he's not focused on individual accolades; he believes that any records he sets belong to the team. Athman and BOLD have gone to three consecutive state tournaments and they're off to a 12-2 start this spring.

– Read more from the West Central Tribune

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Man with Parkinson's lights up Plymouth with synchronized light show

"The best medicine I have for my disease is what I try to do with the light show," Mike Justak said.

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Watch: Drunk squirrel in Minnesota captures the world's attention

The squirrel was immediately cut off after nearly tipping over.

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Small town gym refusing to close facing lawsuit from attorney general

The gym is facing a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order to halt their operations.

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Money Gal Coaching: Bouncing back after living your best life

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.


When do stores open on Black Friday this year?

Many major retailers will be open Black Friday, some for extended hours.

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Man found dead outside home near Cass Lake

The man was reportedly shot outside the property.


Gov. Walz announces $1M in grants to boost Minnesota tourism

The money will be used for marketing efforts to attract people to Minnesota's hard-hit tourist spots.

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Nov. 25 COVID-19 update: 72 deaths ties Minnesota's single-day high

A COVID-19 update will not be provided on Thanksgiving Day.


Revival to open its fourth Twin Cities location

The fried chicken and smoked meat maestros are moving to St. Louis Park.