The Home Run: Today's greater Minnesota sports stories


Rochester: Lourdes aiming for another state title

Rochester Lourdes won the state championship in football last fall and now 10 of those football players have helped guide their baseball team to a 19-0 start. They open section playoffs Thursday as the No. 2-ranked team in Class 2A. St. Cloud Cathedral, the defending 2A state champ, is ranked No. 1 and also undefeated at 15-0.

– Read more from the Post Bulletin

Winona: Huge upset in softball playoffs

Defending state champion Lakeville South was upset by Winona thanks to a 1-hit shutout from sophomore pitcher Ashton Hoeppner.

– Read more from the Winona Daily News

Detroit Lakes: She's 95 and going strong

Frances Carlson is her name and earlier this month the 95-year-old woman completed the Fargo Marathon 5K. Carlson walks regularly, and she walked this 5K with her family, including her 65-year-old daughter, 34-year-old granddaughter and 8-year-old great, great granddaughter.

– Read more from the Park Rapids Enterprise

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Aurora: Youth archer going for gold

Breanna Theodore, 15, will represent Team USA at the World Youth Outdoor Archery Championships in Yankton, South Dakota next month. The competitive archery competitions range far and wide, so she's home schooled to help make room for her extensive travel schedule.

– Read more from Northland Newscenter

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Small plane lands on northbound I-35W in Twin Cities

A large police presence is at the scene.


Judge orders Minnesota gym that defied shutdown to close

Attorney General Keith Ellison sued the gym after it remained open.

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Charges: Man shot victim 'without provocation' using sawed-off shotgun

The incident happened on Nov. 24 in Ten Lake Township, located in Beltrami County.

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Watch live: Walz, first responders address Minnesotans

Some departments have been forced to shift staffing or suspend service due to COVID-19.

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CDC says COVID-19 quarantine period can be cut to 10 or 7 days

You can come out of a 7-day quarantine following exposure provided you've had a negative test.

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1 person found dead inside Maple Grove business that burned down

A person had been unaccounted following the fire that destroyed Hanson Implement and Storage Tuesday night.

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Appeals court rules MN high school students can get unemployment benefits

They've been denied the benefits, and some were even asked to pay them back.

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Dec. 2 COVID-19 update: 77 more deaths in Minnesota

The death toll is closing in on 3,700 in Minnesota.

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Fan creates City Pages archive, Star Tribune tells him to remove it

After word spread that the defunct newspaper's website would go down, a fan created his own copy. Then he got a cease and desist letter.

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Vikings activate Adam Thielen off COVID-19/reserve list

The star receiver missed last week's victory over Carolina.

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Naked man shot by St. Paul cop is charged for sexual assault of ex-girlfriend

The 31-year-old suspect remains at Regions Hospital after being shot.