Sports & Leisure

  • 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
  • A thank you from the kids who play hockey
    There's been plenty of hating against the U.S. men's Olympic hockey team in the wake of the egg they laid in Sochi. But these two videos, one released four days ago and one over the weekend, are still a pretty neat celebration.February 25, 2014
  • Olympics may have been good for the Minnesota Wild
    The Minnesota Wild return to action along with the rest of the National Hockey League this week. The NHL took a break to allow many of its players to go to Sochi for the Olympics which just ended yesterday -- the Wild resumes its season against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the impact of the Sochi games on the league.February 24, 2014
  • With Nets, Jason Collins will be NBA's first openly gay player
    Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Nets on Sunday, and is expected to be in uniform against the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday night. It will be his first NBA game since coming out as gay in a Sports Illustrated article in May. He became a free agent after the 2012-2013 season and remained unsigned.February 24, 2014
  • Seeing Sochi: Photos of the Winter Olympics closing ceremony
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, these Olympics' political architect and booster-in-chief, watched and smiled as Sochi gave itself a giant pat on the back for a Winter Games that IOC President Thomas Bach declared an "extraordinary success."February 23, 2014
  • Farewell, Sochi! Russia closes costliest Olympics
    Fireworks and a countdown kicked off the closing ceremony in the Fisht Olympic Stadium, packed with spectators who chanted "Ro-ssi-ya! Ro-ssi-ya!" -- "Russia! Russia!" --and were in a party mood after the high-security games passed off safely without feared terror attacks.February 23, 2014
  • Video: Explosion brings down Metrodome's 'ring beam'
    An Idaho demolition contractor blew up the Metrodome this morning. They touched off the blast about 7:30 A.M., after closing the streets around the Metrodome and cordoning off a safety area in the neighborhood.February 23, 2014
  • Hockey's Chu to carry US flag at closing ceremony
    Four-time Olympian Julie Chu will carry the U.S. flag at the closing ceremony of the Sochi Games.February 22, 2014
  • Seeing Sochi Day 16: Our favorite Olympics photos
    The 2014 Winter Games are almost over, but we're still finding images we love. Here are today's.February 22, 2014
  • Seeing Sochi Day 15: Our favorite Olympics photos
    Speed skating, men's hockey and freestyle skiing were among the events Friday at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.February 21, 2014
  • Canada beats US 1-0 to reach gold-medal game
    Canada advanced to the gold-medal match Sunday against Sweden, which beat Finland 2-1 in the earlier semifinal at Bolshoy Ice Dome. The Canadians are on the brink of their third gold medal in four Olympics, and they're guaranteed their first medals outside North America in 20 years.February 21, 2014

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