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  • Keeping up with Minnesota athletes in Sochi
    The opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in Sochi begin today. When the U.S. team marches into the stadium, Minnesota athletes will be well represented. One of the people who will be tracking those athletes is KARE-11 TV's Dave Schwartz. He spoke with MPR's Cathy Wurzer from Sochi.February 7, 2014
  • Duluth making gains on 100-mile mountain bike trail
    A group of Duluth cyclists is 35 miles along on its ambitious quest to build a 100 mile single track mountain bike trail across the city called the Duluth Traverse.February 7, 2014
  • Live blog: The latest from the Sochi Olympics
    Live coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia.February 7, 2014
  • Olympic Skating: The Essential Guide
    Figure and speed skating are some of the oldest Winter Olympic sports. Two coaches provided insight on what to watch for at the Sochi games.February 6, 2014
  • Your guide to the 2014 Winter Olympics
    All the essential information you need to watch the games. Insiders share what to watch for during the events and you can learn more about the 44 Minnesotans who will be competing in Sochi.February 6, 2014
  • Olympic skiing: The essential guide
    Between Alpine, cross country, freestyle, Nordic combined, ski jumping and snowboarding, it's an exciting year for Olympic skiing. Slopestyle is making its debut this year and women will be competing in ski jump for the first time.February 6, 2014
  • Olympic curling: The essential guide
    Curling first originated in Scotland in the 16th century, played on frozen ponds and lochs. But the sport has a in the upper Midwest and Minnesota in particular. Nearly all of Team USA's curlers are from the state.February 6, 2014
  • Olympic hockey: The essential guide
    Minnesota is most well represented at the Sochi Olympics in -- no surprise -- hockey. But Olympic hockey is not the same as NHL or collegiate games. See how Olympic hockey works and which Minnesotans to watch for.February 6, 2014
  • Video: No pink goop in our chicken McNuggets, McDonald's says
    McDonald's aims to dispel McNugget mystery-meat rumors with a video that shows how they're made.February 6, 2014
  • Lawsuit threatens to disrupt electronic pulltabs, Vikings stadium funding
    A lawsuit says that the maker of the games, Las Vegas-based Acres 4.0, failed to get a business-related license from Apple for the e-pulltab gambling software it has installed on more than 400 devices in at least 100 Minnesota bars.February 6, 2014
  • Olympic luge/bobsled/skeleton: The essential guide
    The sports were all developed during the late 1880s in Switzerland as a pastime for tourists who wanted a thrill sledding down the Alps. Here's what you need to know when you watch the Sochi games.February 5, 2014
  • Appetites: 'Heritage wheat' gives rise to tasty breads
    Old strains of wheat, vigorous plants that don't require petrochemicals, are making a comeback, especially the one that made the upper Midwest the bread basket of the worldFebruary 5, 2014
  • Why would you jump off a ski hill at 50?
    ''Spectacular,'' is how Edina ski jumper David Zarling described returning to the sport at age 50.February 5, 2014
  • Olympic biathlon: The essential guide
    Biathlon combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting and dates back to Norwegian ski troops in the late 1700s. Here's what you need to know when you watch the Sochi games.February 4, 2014
  • Lottery Director: online scratch-off to go live this week
    Later this week, Minnesota is set to become the first state to let lottery players scratch tickets online.February 4, 2014

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