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Weird Weather Has Odd Impact On Outdoor Recreation

For snowboarders Alex Olsson and Joey Titus, the slopes of Buck Hill were all theirs Monday afternoon.

12/22/2014

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Buck Hill Opens Slope For Snow Tubing

The ski hill in Burnsville opened for the season a few weeks ago, but Friday is the first day for snow tubing.

11/28/2014

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Students On Spring Break Make The Most Of April Snow

Spring Break is wrapping up in some districts, and after Thursday’s snowstorm it looks like anything but spring in Minnesota.

04/04/2014

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Best Places To See New Year’s Eve Fireworks And Holiday Lights In Minnesota

Throughout the state, Minnesota venues offer light shows and flashy fireworks to celebrate the end of the year. Check out any of these events to start off the year on a positive note.

12/16/2013

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Buck Hill Opening Wednesday For Its 60th Year

Don’t be surprised if you see snow-making machines busy at work Wednesday morning south of the Twin Cities. Buck Hill, one of the most popular ski hills in the Twin Cities, announced that it’s opening for the 2013-14 ski season at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

11/13/2013

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Teen Pleads Guilty In Burnsville Crash That Killed 2

An 18-year-old man from Burnsville pleaded guilty in juvenile court Tuesday for his role in a crash on Buck Hill that killed two teenagers and injured two other teens. The driver – a 17-year-old juvenile at the time of the June 2012 crash – pleaded guilty to two felony counts of Criminal Vehicular Homicide, one felony count of Criminal Vehicular Operation, and one count of gross misdemeanor count of Criminal Vehicular Operation.

09/11/2013

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WinchFest Outgrows Front Yard, Moves To Buck Hill

A one-of-its-kind winter sport had its day Saturday at Buck Hill in Burnsville. WinchFest 2013 celebrates a sport dreamed up by brothers Alex and George Miller. They started it a few years ago in the front yard of their parents’ Mendota Heights home.

03/02/2013

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Best Ways To Take Advantage Of The Last Of The Winter In Minnesota

Winter may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Check out these five ideas for end-of-winter activities.

03/02/2013

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

The month of March kicks off this Friday with plenty of events going on in the Twin Cities. There’s something for foodies, the do-it-your-selfers and the do-gooders.

02/28/2013

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WinchFest Combines Wakeboarding, Snowboarding

Have you ever seen an extreme sport and wondered who the heck thought that was a good idea? Well the creators of WinchFest went ahead on rolled with a crazy idea.

02/23/2013

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Beginner Skiing Lessons Becoming More Popular For Adults

We know lots of Minnesotans enjoy downhill skiing, but did you know that not all of them started skiing as kids? Increasingly more people are picking up the sport in their 30s and 40s.

02/13/2013

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Twin Citians Prepare To Party Down On New Year’s Eve

Twin Cities’ residents have a variety of different ideas of how to celebrate on New Year Eve. WCCO found party planners everywhere, from the liquor stores to the swimming pool.

12/31/2012

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Buck Hill Lays Out Its Own Landing Bag, Skiers Flip Out

Kids on winter break have something new to do – hit a big jump at Buck Hill without the risk of a botched landing.

12/26/2012

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After Dry Spell, A Weekend Of Snow

After a dry fall, many were excited about Friday’s snow – and the flakes forecast to fall in winter storm over the weekend.

12/07/2012

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Temps Plunge, Fake Snow Falls, Buck Hill Opens

Minnesota truly is a theater of seasons.

11/13/2012

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