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  • This weekend: I-35E to close south of Little Canada
    The closure will last until 5 a.m. Monday, March 10. Traffic will be diverted to I-94 on the south end of the closure and I-694 on its northern end.March 7, 2014
  • Trades bolster Minnesota Wild with playoffs on the horizon
    The Minnesota Wild will be in Dallas tomorrow to play the Stars. The Wild have won five games in a row and acquired some new players this week. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the team.March 7, 2014
  • Why would you snowskate?
    Alan Gerlach has been snowskating since about 2001, just a few years after the invention of the snowskate, which looks like a hybrid between a skateboard and snowboard.March 7, 2014
  • Appetites: Winter markets offer farms' bounty beyond the growing season
    You might think that, with snow on the ground, farmers markets would be scarce this time of year. But local food, and markets that sell it, are not limited to the growing season.March 5, 2014
  • High school hockey boosters crying to the bank
    The upper crust of the hockey world is clutching beads because many of the "elite" players have left the state in the rear view mirror to play hockey elsewhere, apparently leaving the state's high school hockey tournament full of teams with merely really good hockey players.March 5, 2014
  • Former champion retains Iditarod race lead
    Four-time champion Martin Buser is holding on to his lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.March 4, 2014
  • New leader vows to modernize Minnesota state parks
    Taking over the job of overseeing 76 state parks and thousands of miles of state trails will be Erika Rivers. Rivers comes from inside the DNR, where she's currently an assistant commissioner.March 4, 2014
  • Photo: Metrodome is disappearing fast
    Now that the "ring beam" is gone, the demolition of the Metrodome looks like is has slipped into high gear. At the rate they're going there may be not much more than a hole in the ground by St. Patrick's Day.March 3, 2014
  • Twins' Miguel Sano set for season-ending surgery
    Star Tribune digital sports editor Howard Sinker offers perspective on Twins prospect Miguel Sano, who will miss the regular season because he needs surgery on his throwing arm.March 3, 2014
  • Party atmosphere marks Iditarod's ceremonial start
    Sixty-nine mushers and their teams of 16 dogs each inundated Alaska's largest city for the annual ceremonial start of the race in a fan-friendly atmosphere. The real race starts Sunday, 50 miles north of Anchorage.March 1, 2014
  • Why would you ice fish?
    In the summer, you can find Julie Lane casting for bass. In the winter, Lane parks her "Ice Castle" on a frozen lake in search of panfish.February 28, 2014
  • Twins prospects on view at spring training
    The Minnesota Twins play their first spring training game of the year against another team Friday in Florida. The game against Boston will be the first taste of major league competition for some top Twins prospects.February 28, 2014
  • Appetites: Local food now includes prosciutto, injera and more
    Here in the country's heartland, when it comes to local food, we often think of our excellent beef and dairy. But you can also find locally produced versions of more foreign delicacies.February 26, 2014
  • Minn. ice arenas face expensive conversions
    Hockey arenas across Minnesota are facing off against a big challenge. A chemical currently used in icemaking equipment at many arenas is harmful to the ozone layer so federal law is prompting expensive changes.February 26, 2014
  • Looking for movement on Minnesota's transportation needs
    Roads, bridges have been in service longer than they were designed to last.The Daily Circuit, February 25, 2014

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