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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Brewery, taproom moving into former Twin Cities newspaper space

Loons Landing officially signed the lease this week.

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Police: Car with dog inside stolen from outside Twin Cities liquor store

They're asking people to be on the lookout for the vehicle.

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Murder charge filed over inmate's death at Chisago Co. Jail

The man suddenly became unresponsive and died while in a holding cell.

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Minnesota DFL lawmakers form Reproductive Freedom Caucus

The move comes as some Republicans explore proposals to limit abortion access.

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Counties without K-12 mask mandate see sharper rise in child COVID cases

That's according to a new study released Friday by the CDC.

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Bloomington woman dies in crash on southwest Twin Cities highway

The collision happened just south of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival grounds.

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Pfizer booster shots immediately available for select Minnesotans

118 fully vaccinated Minnesotans have died from COVID-19.

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19-year-old charged alongside Anton Lazzaro pleads not guilty

She's accused of helping the GOP operative traffic underage girls.

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Dalvin Cook misses Vikings practice on Friday

Cook suffered an ankle injury during the Cardinals game.

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Gallery: Historic church renovated into home is yours for $248,000

The church-turned-home offers an open floor plan in the heart of Howard Lake.

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MN GOP Rep. spreads voted fraud disinformation, draws rebuke from SoS

The lawmaker cited a video claiming there are more than 1.2 million "missing" votes.