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.
Sub-Zero Temps Can't Keep Minnesotans From Enjoying The OutdoorsMany of us Minnesotans try to spend little, if any, time outside while the frigid air hangs around. But even with sub-zero temperatures and wind chill advisories in place again earlier Tuesday, we found the bravest Minnesotans bearing the elements for an outdoor workout.
Minneapolis Parks Finally Ready For Cross-Country SkiersSomething you can finally do this weekend is cross-country ski in Minneapolis parks. Only a few short loops had been open with man-made snow until now.
Twin Cities Cross Country Skiers Excited To Finally Hit The TrailsAfter a long stretch of warm temperatures and no snow, it seems winter has finally arrived -- and many Minnesotans are ready to get outside and enjoy it.
Spirit Mountain To Host Extreme Snowmobile Endurance RaceSpirit Mountain in Duluth will host a new snowmobile endurance racing event next month, Red Bull Snow Boundaries. It's open to pro and amateur racers alike with more than $100,000 in cash and prizes.
Luminary Loppet Lights Up Lake Of The IslesThe beautiful Luminary Loppet drew thousands to Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis Saturday night. Volunteers created 1,200 ice luminaries that lit a beautiful path. Organizers of the City of Lakes Loppet announced earlier this week that it would be a walking-only event because there wasn't enough snow on the lake.
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.
Fort Snelling State Park Hosts Winter Trails DayOnce the wind calms down, and as long as you don't have to drive, the snow adds a little more beauty to Minnesota this winter. And Fort Snelling State Park is inviting Minnesotans to get out and enjoy it!
WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Cross Country Skiing It's been a little warmer this past week, but there's still lots of snow left. And I wanted to make the most of it, so I sent him in search of the best cross-country ski trails in Minnesota.
Minn. Olympian Gets Video Send-Off From Young Skiers The start of the winter Olympics in Sochi is just days away. The opening ceremony is set for Thursday, and about 19 Minnesotans will be part of Team USA.
Rybak: I Had More Heart Damage At PromFormer Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is taking to the internet to say “thank you,” and share he's healthier than he has been in years. Rybak suffered a heart attack two weeks ago after cross-country skiing. In his RyBlog, he joked he has no permanent damage, unless you count the shirt they cut off of him.
Rybak Undergoes Second Heart Procedure Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak successfully underwent a procedure Monday afternoon to remove a blockage from an artery. He's recovering from a life-threatening heart attack which he suffered Saturday after cross-country skiing for nearly eight miles. Before Monday's procedure, the former mayor continued his light-hearted banter on Twitter, posting a picture of himself in a hospital gown, framed as a GQ magazine cover.