The World’s Toughest Rodeo has ridden into town again! Everything takes place at the Xcel Energy Center, and gets started at 5:30 p.m. with a free pre-party at Gate 1.
Rodeo cowboy legend Alvin Nelson, a member of half a dozen halls of fame and North Dakota’s only world champion saddle bronc rider for 24 years, has died. He was 80.
The flooding that’s happening around Minnesota may be causing problems for some, but others are having a little fun with it. One Norwood Young America family may have even created a new sport. Rachel Slathar posted a video of her dad waterskiing through a big puddle being pulled by her horse.
Rodeo royalty politely says “excuse me” while maneuvering around the Minnesota State Fair. Rodeo royalty represents the best of rural Minnesota with witty – and yet practical – slogans. “We like to say you can fix anything with a little twine and duct tape,” she said of her hometown Pine River, a town of 900 people located just north of Brainerd.
A professional rodeo clown is headed to prison after a jury convicted him of a lengthy conspiracy to grow marijuana in rural Iowa.
It isn’t everyday that you meet a cowboy living in Minnesota. But it’s even more rare when that cowboy is making strides as the only one in his profession — in the history of the sport.
It happens every year around this time. Snow plow drivers from around Minnesota get together for the snow plow rodeo.
There is a fairly large rodeo community here in Minnesota. And on Friday, high schoolers showed off their skills and even let me try it out. They make all the riding and roping look easy, but rodeo is a skill that takes years of practice.
The Hamel Rodeo is the place to be this weekend. It’s one of the biggest rodeos in the Midwest. And Winthrop, Minnesota’s Dan Morton is one of the big competitors in steer wrestling.
Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson loves publicity.