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The state tournament: Minnesota’s soul on ice

The locker room door swung open and a glorious mix of Tom Petty music and pungent hockey equipment wafted into the hallway. Inside, a group of teenagers laughed and cheered and sang as they celebrated a hard-earned victory.
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Gravel roads and cornstalks? Exotic!

I ended up in Minnesota because of a college recruiting brochure that showed three runners on a gravel road framed by cornstalks. I was a high school senior trying to choose a college. It had to be a place where I could run, and it had to be far from home...
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Peeking interests at the art museum

A teacher was herding a group of school kids through a gallery at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts recently when she spotted a marble statue of three nude nymphs dancing on a pedestal. Instinctively, she veered toward a large wildlife painting. "Look at the pretty deer,"...
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A sweet escape to nowhere and back

The Como-Harriet Streetcar Line will be up and running any day now, and my kids know who will be up and running toward it. I love the trolley with a strange and powerful passion. I make no apologies. Every summer, I check off my seasonal bucket list.
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