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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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.

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St. Paul to open two extra temporary shelters for homeless people

Mayor Melvin Carter announced the new shelters will be opened in the event of excess demand.

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Minnesota once again had the highest election turnout in the country

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a record percentage of voters also sent in absentee ballots.

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Minneapolis man sentenced to 30 years for death in robbery gone wrong

James Moore was sentenced in the death of Malik Smith.

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St. Paul homicide suspect arrested by FBI in Chicago

A 34-year-old Minneapolis man was killed in the Nov. 14 shooting.

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Sanford Health 'parts ways' with CEO after his face mask comments

Kelby Krabbenhoft had been with the company since 1996.

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What's open and closed in Minnesota on Thanksgiving Day 2020?

Most services will not be running on Thursday and unlike most years, many stores will be closed, too.


How a turkey's brush with celebrity in Bloomington came to a tragic end

DNR: if you care about wild animals, stop feeding them