Minnesota is living up to its name as the state of hockey. Thousands of athletes are lacing up their skates around the state for the 9th annual Hockey Day Minnesota. The premier games are happening at Holman Field in St. Paul where high school hockey teams are competing on an outdoor rink.
You could call it one big hockey celebration this weekend. Two big hockey events to take in – the 10th Annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships at Lake Nokomis and it’s Hockey Day Minnesota on Saturday.
When some Twin Cities students return to school this fall, they’ll get to experience a unique new classroom. Only this one has wings and wheels and is parked at one end of St. Paul’s Holman Field. “We’ve left the cargo door in operation here,” explains Steve Hurvitz, who is in charge of renovating the cargo plane.
Several pumps are keeping St. Paul’s floodwaters at bay. The ever-widening Mississippi River is attracting curious spectators like Barb Stahowiak. “I’d walk here almost every day during the fall flood, I think it was 2010, and it did not rise like this, not at all,” Stahowiak said.
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon will tandem skydive with a member of the U.S. Army Parachute Team from an altitude of more than two miles, with plans to land on the State Capitol mall.