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In Minnesota, we don't wait around for fair weather to kick our enthusiasm for sports into high gear. We play host to some of the nation's toughest winter athletic events - and a polar vortex won't stop us. We built one of the nation's first tuj lub courts, honoring an ancient Hmong game. And our women's sports teams - from basketball to roller derbies - are something fierce to behold. Sportstalk is a collection of stories celebrating our state's sportier side.
In Minnesota, we don't wait around for fair weather to kick our enthusiasm for sports into high gear. We play host to some of the nation's toughest winter athletic events - and a polar vortex won't stop us. We built one of the nation's first tuj lub courts, honoring an ancient Hmong game. And our women's sports teams - from basketball to roller derbies - are something fierce to behold. Sportstalk is a collection of stories celebrating our state's sportier side.

Did Minnesota’s Speed Kings Rule Formula One?

Minnesota is NOT the motorsport capital of the world. There, I said it. Sorry. But that doesn’t mean we can’t lay claim to some...
snowshoeing

A Simple Guide to Strapping on Snowshoes

Aside from taking a winter walk or run, snowshoeing has to be one of the most accessible winter outdoor activities available. Neither dedicated trails...

Discover More About Minnesota’s First Team Sport

At its root, lacrosse is an Indigenous game. Historically, every tribe had their own form of the game. In Mni Sota (Dakota word for...

Youth Sports Make a Measured Comeback in Minnesota

Just like that, youth sports are making a tentative return in Minnesota, albeit with caution and new protocols to keep kids and coaches safe...

From a Fellow Reluctant Runner: Welcome to the Reluctant Running Club

Already, we've been stuck in home isolation much longer than anyone anticipated as March came to a close, and with shelter-in-place orders extended through...

Remember the Flying Dutchmen.

  'Are we really here?!'  That phrase sprang to mind when Dean Verdoes and his teammates stepped onto the floor of Williams Arena in March of...

The Minnesota Reign of Lynx Player Seimone Augustus

Author’s note: At the beginning of each WNBA season, I like to remind and/or annoy some colleagues that we were fortunate to witness one...

Minnesota Niche: Sweet Wheels Skate Club

Sweet Wheels Skate Club doesn't pick sides or styles when it comes to roller skating. Rather, the group prides itself on its inclusiveness - and...

Minnesota Niche: Rock Steady Boxing

Video story by Ryan Klabunde | Article by Edie Grossfield Classic rock blasted on the sound system at Element Gym in St. Paul, Minn., as...
1960 Gophers team

Revisit the Golden Days of the Gophers Football Team

  University of Minnesota Golden Gophers Football Coach Murray Warmath did more than recruit African-American players for the  team: He made Uniontown, Pa.-born Sandy Stephens...