The Home Run: Today's greater Minnesota sports stories


Austin: Rochester goalie dominates en route to NAHL title

In his fifth and final year playing in the North American Hockey League, goaltender Brock Kautz was nearly invincible between the pipes as he led the Minnesota Wildnerness to a pair of victories over the Austin Bruins to win the NAHL national championship. Kautz made 47 saves in Game 1 – which took four overtimes to complete – and he posted a shutout in Game 2.

– Read more from the Post Bulletin

St. Cloud: Top-ranked Huskies ousted from NCAA Tourney

Henderson State University had St. Cloud State's number in the Central Region of the NCAA baseball tournament. HSU upset the No. 1-ranked Huskies in the opening round of the regional and ended their season Sunday night with a walk-off single in the tenth inning. SCSU finishes the season with a record of 54-5, and missed the Division II College World Series by just one game.

– Read more from the St. Cloud Times

Mankato: Local man on the leaderboard at U.S. bowling championship

From Mankato East High School to the Nebraska Cornhuskers bowling team and all the way to Texas for a shot at some prize money in a national bowling tournament, Mankato native Chad Oachs has a great chance to finish in the top three thanks to 17 consecutive strikes and his 28th career 300.

– Read more from the Mankato Free Press

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Walter Mondale dies at age of 93

His death was confirmed by family on Monday.

National Guard

Man charged in connection to shooting that injured National Guard troops

Four soldiers were inside a military vehicle that was shot at.

Chauvin trial

Walz declares emergency in Twin Cities, bringing in police from Ohio and Nebraska

The governor has asked the Legislature for emergency funding for the additional police.

derek chauvin court - closing arguments

Closing arguments in Derek Chauvin trial: Here's what was said

The jury listened to lengthy presentations from the prosecution and defense.


Man, 55, airlifted to a hospital after hit-and-run in Granite Falls

The passenger in the vehicle told police about the incident.

Minneapolis, unrest

Facebook labels Minneapolis 'high-risk,' will remove posts that incite violence

Facebook will remove posts that call for weapons to be brought to Minneapolis and anything that celebrates George Floyd's death.


After being sued, MyPillow is now suing Dominion Voting Systems

The company's lawsuit claims the voting system suppressed free speech and hurt its business relationships.

Chet Holmgren

Chet Holmgren makes his decision ... and it's Gonzaga

The Minnesota basketball phenom is following the footsteps of Jalen Suggs.

Sarah Glover

MPR News hires NBC's Sarah Glover as new managing editor

The experienced journalist was the first to serve two terms as president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

football play

Watch: Sixth-grader with cerebral palsy makes touchdown in Detroit Lakes

Kale Hannahs' classmates made sure he got a chance to play during recess.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, April 19

The latest from Minnesota health officials.