Minn. Woman Going To The Olympics, Carrying On Family Tradition Johnson, 23, has just qualified for the 2016 games in Brazil, playing rugby. Katie is carrying on the family tradition, as her grandfather qualified for the 1948 games in speed skating.
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Students, Staff Grieving After Sudden Death Of Rugby CoachStudents and staff at a Minnetonka school are grieving after the sudden death of a 21-year-old volunteer rugby coach, Kody Henslee. Henslee collapsed during practice Tuesday night at the Minnetonka High School gym.
Good Question: Reply All: Black Friday, Quarterbacks & Holidazzle FloatsJames from Apple Valley and Anna from Sartell wanted to know: When did Black Friday start? According to BlackFriday.com, the term "Black Friday" was coined back in the 1960s, but it was really 1924 - the first year of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - that the day after Thanksgiving became the unofficial start to the Christmas shopping season. Early on, when the term was coined in 1961, it had a negative connotation because Philadelphia Police used it to describe the traffic jams and clogged sidewalks of that day. But, by the 1980s, the idea of the Friday after Thanksgiving putting the retailers back in the black (or profitable) started to take hold.
Mpls. Man Takes 'Murderball' Skills To London Paralympics Chuck Aoki has used a wheelchair for most of his life due to a genetic condition. “I don’t feel anything below my elbows and below my knees, and I’ve had that since birth. So that causes me to break my leg without knowing it,” Aoki said. Aoki found a quad rugby team through the Courage Center, and has been playing ever since.
Beyond Bounds: Minn. Squad Nets National Football Title - Australian StyleThe Minnesota Freeze – the state's Australian Rules Football Club (or footy, for those in the know) – dominated the country's top opposition recently in Mason, Ohio, outscoring opponents 143-20 en route to its first national title since 2007.
Minn. Man Hopes Rugby Academy Will Help OthersAfter James Aldridge failed to make the Miami Dolphins' roster this summer, he turned to rugby, a sport he had seen only on television while traveling in Europe.