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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Charges: Driver was drunk, speeding before crash that killed 1-year-old son

A total of five children were in the back seat at the time, according to the charges.

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Vikings release Jeff Gladney following domestic violence charge

His release is effective immediately, the team said.

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Body pulled from water near Lebanon Hills Park swimming area

Surveillance footage showed a man walking towards the beach on Sunday.

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Victims of double-fatal house fire in Wadena County identified

The man and woman died in the early Sunday house fire.

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Charges: Witness thought Austin man was 'joking' before he killed woman

The criminal complaint details what may have led to the 20-year-old's death.

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Minneapolis and St. Paul to require face masks in city buildings

The mayors are also urging businesses to adopt mask rules for customers.


Charges detail murder of woman by fugitive bomb-maker husband

Eric Reinbold is accused of killing his 34-year-old wife.

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Vikings' 2020 first-round pick Gladney indicted by Texas grand jury

If convicted Gladney could be sentenced up to 10 years in prison.

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List of places in Minnesota now requiring or recommending face masks

Businesses and organizations are changing their policies in response to the delta variant.

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The 2021 Minnesota State Fair: Everything you need to know

From ticket prices to new foods to health protocols, we've got you covered.

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Suspect steals unlocked squad car, leads officers on miles-long chase

The suspect also brandished a shotgun from the stolen vehicle out the window.