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Lindsey Vonn Seeks To Empower Young Girls

She grew up in Minnesota and has fast-tracked her way to the best of the best. Lindsey Vonn is a downhill skier who wants to let young girls know that self-esteem is the key to anything. She is the ultimate on slopes from Minnesota, and in some respects, in the world.

04/03/2015

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Hit The Slopes For One Last Time

Now that spring is here, it’s time to put away your skis and snowboards. It’s the final weekend to hit the slopes at many area ski hills. Saturday is the last day to ski at Wild Mountain.

03/20/2015

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Minnesotans Earn Cross-Country Medals At Nordic Skiing World Championships

No American woman had ever won a major championship medal in a long distance cross-country skiing race before Tuesday.

02/25/2015

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The High Cost Of Competitive Pre-H.S. Sports

Competitive sports are starting earlier and costing more than ever. So, we’re taking a look at how much families are really paying to play in some of the most popular sports.

02/16/2015

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High School Sports Rally: Feb. 13, 2015

The temperature is dropping, but the action on the ice is heating up in high school hockey.

02/13/2015

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Luminary Loppet Lights Up Lake Of The Isles

The 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.

01/31/2015

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Kids Enjoy Adaptive Skiing At Buck Hill

Some kids who don’t usually get to enjoy winter sports were able to hit the ski hill Saturday. Eighteen kids who are getting treatment at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare spent the day skiing at Buck Hill.

01/31/2015

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America’s Best Ski Resorts For Families

Here’s a look at five of the best family-friendly ski resorts in America.

01/28/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Downhill In Detroit Lakes

Ten years after they shut down, the slopes of Detroit Mountain are alive again. It’s the result of millions of dollars in donations from a community that missed having skiing, snowboarding and tubing close by.

01/25/2015

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‘Uncharted Territory': Vonn Matches All-Time Wins Record

Lindsey Vonn never thought she would make it this far.

Perhaps that’s why, after matching the World Cup’s all-time record for wins Sunday, she rated it “right below” her Olympic gold medal on her long list of career achievements.

01/18/2015

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Olympic Skier Nick Goepper Visits Afton Alps

Olympic slopestyle skier Nick Goepper won the bronze at the Sochi Olympics and Gold at the 2013 X Games. He did some skiing at Afton Alps Saturday before hosting a Q&A session with young skiers and riders.

01/10/2015

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Best Ski Lodges In America

Plan an exciting getaway where you can spend the day skiing down the mountainside, the afternoon getting a massage and the evening sipping on hot cocoa by the fire.

01/06/2015

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Spirit Mountain Closed Sunday Due To Extreme Temps

Spirit Mountain announced they will be closed Sunday due to the extreme temperatures expected. According to Spirit Mountain officials, the Duluth ski destination will be closed on Jan. 4 due to “incoming extremely low temperatures and intense chill factors.”

01/03/2015

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Mike And Natalie Move From Skiing To Boarding In 2015

If you’ve ever wanted to try skiing or snowboarding, why not attempt it in 2015 by starting with a lesson. With that in mind, WCCO’s Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak — both skiers — decided to branch out and try snowboarding.

01/03/2015

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Weird Weather Has Odd Impact On Outdoor Recreation

For snowboarders Alex Olsson and Joey Titus, the slopes of Buck Hill were all theirs Monday afternoon.

12/22/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Dec. 19, 2014

From basketball, to downhill skiing, to a popular soccer coach fighting the ultimate battle -– this edition of High School Sports Rally has it all. Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlight the best plays from big games in high school hockey and basketball.

12/19/2014

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High School Skiers, And Dads, Battle At Wild Mountain Invitational

Hundreds of high school skiers were in Taylors Falls Friday for one of Minnesota’s biggest and most competitive downhill ski competitions — the Wild Mountain Invitational. It’s a good, early test to see who will be contenders at the state meet in February.

12/19/2014

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How To Take An Affordable Ski Vacation

Despite what many people believe, a ski vacation can be taken without breaking the bank.

12/05/2014

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Afton Alps Getting Ready For Opening Weekend Of Skiing

The snow making machines are going full blast at Afton Alps Ski Area. They’re one of many ski areas opening for business this weekend.

11/14/2014

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Slopes Open For Ski Season At Wild Mountain

It may be October, but skiing’s happening right now at Wild Mountain Ski Area near Taylors Falls.

10/31/2014

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2-26-14 Minnesota Winter…Glass Half Empty Or Half Full?

Minnesota….Glass Half Full or Glass Half Empty? Dave had some fun this morning getting listeners to chime in about what is actually good about this winter. Here’s a few examples…do you have more to share?

02/26/2014

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City Of Lakes Loppet Festival: Biggest One Yet

It’s the last day to get outside and enjoy the City of Lakes Loppet Festival in Minneapolis. Organizers say this year has been the biggest one yet for the weekend event.

02/02/2014

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Dresser, Wis. (Day 2)

Frank and Chris had great fun during their second day in Dresser, Wis. on Friday. The guys headed to Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area, which has activities for every age and ability. There’s skiing and snowboarding, of course, and it’s all on perfectly groomed runs that help keep you upright. And they’re open until 3 a.m. on Friday nights!

01/31/2014

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Outdoor Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Get creative this Valentine’s Day with a date outdoors, no matter what climate you live in.

01/19/2014

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Wis. Teen Welcomes New Year After Heart Attack

The new year is starting out on a high note for a Wisconsin teenager who nearly died on the slopes of Afton Alps. Seventeen-year-old Daniel Mannon was snowboarding with his brothers Saturday afternoon, when he had a heart attack.

12/31/2013

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