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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.

Photographer Layne Kennedy Will Take You on an Adventure

  Photographer Layne Kennedy began his career in the fine art world - but then the great big, fascinating world of editorial assignments beckoned, and...

The Unlikely Marriage of Boxing and Ballet

On a Thursday in November, ballet dancers lie on the floor in a row, punching bags looming over them. In sync, their graceful bodies...

Get Riled Up With Roller Derby League Minnesota RollerGirls

By Syd Stratman Between the lighting and booming music, the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, Minnesota, has the atmosphere of a concert venue. But, instead...

Missing In Action: Women Coaches

In 1972, Title IX came into effect. Title IX is a civil rights law that prohibits gender discrimination on any federally funded education program...

Cheryl Reeve On Being A Female Role Model

During an interview for the documentary Game On: Women Can Coach, Cheryl Reeve, head coach and general manager of the Minnesota Lynx, reflects on...
My Minnesota Story: Joe

My MN Story: Joe’s World Series Catch

  Truth is, he wasn’t even supposed to sit there. Joe Reis has always been a baseball fan. So when the Twins made it to the...

Photographer Carlos Gonzalez Captures our Highs and Lows

  Carlos Gonzalez shoots all kinds of assignment photography, but his main focus is sports. This year, he had the opportunity to shoot both Super...

High School Fishing Seeks Recognition

  In just a few years, high school competitive fishing has caught on in parts of the state. In Brainerd, the team using the school's...
Two people figure skating

Brownbody Flashes Back to Flash Forward

Flash back. We’re in our second-grade classroom, blackboard at the front, windows at the rear. The first day of class, our desks are side-by-side, and...
Older man in hockey gear

Seniors Who Still Love to Lace Up Their Skates

Luke Heikkila found a group of serious senior hockey players in Roseville.