The Home Run: Today's greater Minnesota sports stories


Detroit Lakes: Girls' golf dynasty aims for 4th state title

Katie Smith, the three-time reigning girls golf individual Class 2A state champion, has Detroit Lakes in cruise control this season in what could culminate with a fourth straight team state championship. The greatest dynasty in Minnesota girls prep golf is the Minnewaska squad that won five straight titles from 2006-2010. No golfer has won four consecutive individual titles.

– Read more from the Becker County Record

St. Cloud: Huskies' DII baseball dominance here to stay

Andy Rennecke writes that St. Cloud State's baseball team, ranked No. 1 in the country this season before being knocked out of the NCAA Tournament just one win shy of reaching the Division II College World Series, isn't going to step down anytime soon from its place as a budding national powerhouse.

– Read more from the St. Cloud Times

Duluth: Lacrosse coming to Duluth high schools

Just like Mankato West and East schools announced earlier this week, a pair of Duluth schools voted in favor of making lacrosse a school-sponsored boys and girls sport in 2016. Denfeld and East high schools in Duluth will co-op a varsity lacrosse team and self-fund it for the first four years. Lacrosse is one of the country's fastest growing sports and there are now more than 70 varsity teams in Minnesota.

– Read more from FOX 21 KQDS

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Jorge Polanco

Shoemaker, Twins lineup rebounds against Tigers

Jorge Polanco homered in a 7-3 victory over Detroit.

Kirill Kaprizov / Minnesota Wild

Watch: Kaprizov's OT winner lifts Wild into 2nd place in West

Kaprizov's goal gave the Wild a 3-2 victory over the Ducks.

Byron Buxton

Buxton placed on IL, Trevor Larnach called up

Buxton could be out "for weeks" with a hip strain.

A bald eagle perched on branches.

USFWS confirms 2 bald eagles were shot dead

The agency is offering a reward for information in the case.

A newborn baby, wrapped in a blanket with its mother.

Most popular baby names includes one not in top 10 for 100 years

But Olivia and Liam once again led the way for girls and boys.

Minnesota Lottery

Names of big Minnesota Lottery winners to be kept private thanks to new law

The Minnesota Legislature passed the bill unanimously and Gov. Tim Walz signed it into law this week.

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All 8 state COVID-19 vaccine sites now accept walk-ins

Adults can get a no-cost vaccine without making an appointment.


Report: Vikings owners nearing purchase of Orlando City MLS franchise

The Wilfs reportedly attempted to buy the Minnesota United expansion franchise years ago.

bemidji paul bunyan

Video shows the moment someone broke the Paul Bunyan statue's arm

Police are asking for the public's help to identify those involved.

bridgeman's food truck duluth

Last remaining Bridgeman's Restaurant is launching a food truck

The Duluth restaurant is the only remaining full-service Bridgeman's in business.

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Minnesota can move ahead with Clean Cars program, judge says

She recommended the proposed rules be adopted.