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St. Paul Gets Ready For Return Of Crashed Ice

Some of the people shoveling snow earlier today had skates on. They’re the ones keeping the Red Bull Crashed Ice Course clear for the competitors.

02/20/2014

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If You Build A $20K Ice Rink On A Farm, They Will Come

Near the town of Carlos, you’ll find frozen farmland as far as the eye can see. But on Pat Waldorf’s farm, things are starting to heat up. “Needed a place to skate other than the rink in town. Needed a little more ice time, so we thought ‘Why not get some buddies together and build our own rink?'” Waldorf said. Using a “if you build it, they will come” mentality, Waldorf decided to build a hockey rink in the middle of a farm.

02/12/2014

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‘Red Bull Crashed Ice’ Inspires Extreme Home Courses

The Red Bull Crashed Ice track is going up right now in St. Paul. The frozen course sends racers up to 40 miles per hour down a twisted frozen course. The races are on Feb. 22, but before the event, some local folks have been inspired to try it at home. Cole Meyer iced over a giant hill at his parent’s house in Buffalo to re-create the course.

02/08/2014

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Home-Made Crashed Ice Course In Minneapolis

Three weeks from tonight, dozens of daredevils on skates return to St. Paul. They’ll be racing down icy slopes and around sharp turns near the Cathedral.

01/30/2014

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Record Warmth Makes For Some Winter Fun

For late December in Minnesota, it can’t get much better then Saturday’s weather. There was sunshine, and a high temperature that broke a 117-year-old record. Aaron Howe of Independence tried to fend off snowballs thrown by his two children. “It’s been fantastic. We grilled out last night, and it’s kind of a nice warm spell to have in Minnesota after the holidays,” Howe said.

12/28/2013

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Metrodome Skaters Lace Up For Penultimate ‘RollerDome’

The Minnesota Vikings’ final game at the Metrodome is Sunday, but they aren’t the only ones moving out. After 24 years, Minnesotans have been lacing up their skates and hitting the concourses for the RollerDome. But Monday night’s skate was the second to last inside the dome. After Friday, the RollerDome will be history.

12/23/2013

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Tall Ike Skates On 4-Foot Tall Stilts, And Does It Well

For many people, balancing on two ice skates is tough enough, but one Minnesota man adds four feet to the challenge — his name is Tall Ike.

04/03/2013

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Synthetic Ice Gives Hockey Players Year-Round Rink

With the boys state hockey tournament less than a week away, young athletes are looking for any opportunity to hone their skills on the ice.

03/02/2013

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Best Winter Dates In The Twin Cities

It’s winter in Minnesota and that means snowstorms, bitter, cold days, and below freezing nights. But, it also means nights huddled next to a fire, sipping on hot chocolate and letting your significant other warm you up.

01/19/2012

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St Paul To Host Red Bull Crashed Ice Races Next Month

One of the newer extreme winter sports is coming to downtown St Paul in January.

12/06/2011

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MN Ad Agency Credits New Media With Success

Twin Cities ad agency, OLSON, was recently named one of the fastest growing companies in the United State by INC. Magazine. They attribute their commitment to new media as one of the main reasons for their remarkable growth.

05/09/2011

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Minnesota Wild To Hold Outdoor Practice

The Minnesota Wild are planning an outdoor practice.

02/12/2011

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‘Rollerdome’ Back In Business At The Dome

The Metrodome reopened Rollerdome for the first time Saturday night since the Dec. 12 blizzard that deflated its roof.

01/15/2011