Minne-Loppet Program Teaches 3rd Graders (And Their Teachers) Lessons On SkiingThe City of Lakes Loppet Festival is always a weekend to remember, but the Loppet Foundation makes sure that all winters are memorable for some third graders.
Work Begins On 2016 City Of Lakes LoppetThose enchanting ice luminaries are now being created for February's City of Lakes Loppet Festival in Minneapolis. Volunteers and Luminary Loppet Team members began work on freezing and "hatching" the luminaries Friday, as well as making snow for the festival's many sculptures.
Skijoring Kicks Off At The Loppet FestivalFor those looking for something to get them outside this weekend, head to the Loppet Festival Saturday for the Skijoring event. Some may have heard the term, but for those who may be unfamiliar with the term it’s a ski race where dogs pull humans on cross country skis.
4 Weeks After Heart Attack, Rybak Skis In LoppetAs the lights glistened on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis, skiers took part in a celebration of Minnesota winter. Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was ready to slip on his ski boots. You would never know his last ski trip was almost his very last. "I did come a little closer to not being here than I'd probably ever want to," Rybak said. On Jan. 7, Rybak was skiing in Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis when he suffered a major heart attack.