Sports

Minneapolis should get out of the golf game

Golf is a game. It’s entertainment. “It’s a good walk spoiled,” Mark Twain said, apocryphally. Could government provide a service that’s less essential? It’s hard to imagine.

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COMMUNITY VOICES | Red Bull Crashed Ice—not for everyone

It’s likely that any number of St. Paul residents, well, people from all over the world, are looking forward to the Red Bull Ice Cross Downhill World Championship this weekend.

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Red Bull Crashed Ice returns to St. Paul February 22

Red Bull Crashed Ice, the thrilling ice cross downhill sporting event, brings its world championship to battle the best of the International field in St. Paul February 22.

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Out in the cold: LGBT visibility at Olympics key to ending homophobia

Last summer I spent a few days in Moscow to watch the Rugby Sevens World Cup. The tournament was held in the main stadium for the 1980 Summer Olympics—a stadium where U.S. Olympians never competed, due to a boycott over the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

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New fields, artificial turf planned at "NSP Park"

Jason Aune of LHB, Andrea Weber of Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Shari Seymour of Concerned Citizens of Marshall Terrace. (Photo by Gail Olson)

Northeast might get its first softball field with artificial turf this summer, if the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s plan for NSP Park goes through.

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In Olympic first, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses Sochi Olympics: "use sport for social change, equality"

In an Olympic first, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today addressed the International Olympic Committee Session in advance of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

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Hockey in the 'hood: The state of hockey gets more colorful

Anyone angered by Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl TV commercial featuring a multi-language, multi-cultural version of “America The Beautiful” would be wise to avoid ice rinks in “The State of Hockey” these days. The face of Minnesota is changing, and so is the makeup of the young players learning the state’s beloved game.

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A race to carve up the city: Minneapolis' first-ever dog sledding race is set for this weekend

Dog sledder Joe Fessler treks through thick snow with his dogs to get to the main trail Monday evening in Chisago, Minn. (Photo by Bridget Bennett)

Joseph Fessler stepped outside without giving the minus 10-degree weather another thought.

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Coliseum closure leaves St. Paul hockey teams scrambling for ice

The Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum ice rink will close for good in February after Minnesota State Fair officials deemed it too costly to continue operating, leaving several local hockey teams out in the cold.

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