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Paddling Outfitters along the Mississippi River

The Mississippi River has much to offer paddlers. Here’s a list of outfitters who can help you get on the river.

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Westby’s Big Jump

I don’t know if Ole T. Westby was a fan of ski jumping, but the small city with a big Norwegian heritage named after him sure is. In February 1923, just three years after Westby incorporated as a city, its first ski jump competition caught some air. A novelty at the time, the event drew […]

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Curling the Night Away

It was a Monday night in January, and I was heading to Bemidji City Park to check out broomball at the outdoor rink. I had not entirely convinced myself that this is how I wanted to spend my time, because: a) it’s freaking cold outside (around 10°F); and b) I have a cold. But, I haven’t played broomball since high school and feel like I need a broomball refresher course, so I can include it in a piece I want to write about the joy that is winter in northern Minnesota. When I noticed that the curling arena next to the rink was busy, however, I was handed the excuse I needed to change my plans and went inside to investigate.

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