Do This Now: Editor-selected events at state, regional and local parks

  • Updated: January 23, 2014 - 7:02 PM

1 Beginner ice fishing

Silverwood Park, Jan. 25, 9-11 a.m.

Attend a short lesson on the basics of ice fishing, including primers on equipment, ice safety and dressing for the cold. Then head to Silver Lake for a first-timer’s taste of this classic sport. $8. All equipment provided. Children must be accompanied by adult. Reservations required; 763-694-7707 or

2 CCC tour by snowshoe

Whitewater State Park, Jan. 25, 10 a.m.-noon.

Franklin Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) brought hundreds of young men to the forests and fields of Whitewater State Park during the Great Depression. Join a naturalist to tour the park’s finest CCC-built structures. Bring your own snowshoes or borrow the park’s. More information: 1-507-932-3007 or

3 New 5K ski trail

Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Jan. 25, 3-6 p.m.

Help inaugurate the metro’s newest cross-country ski trail, featuring snow-making as well as lights for night skiing. The celebration includes free ski rentals from 3 to 6 p.m. and free lessons from 3 to 4 p.m. More information: www.threerivers

4 Snowshoe lacing 101

Afton State Park, Jan. 25 and Jan. 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Learn to lace a pair of traditional Ojibwe-style snowshoes at this two-day workshop. Lessons cover everything from knotting to weaving the decking onto the frame. Ages 10-plus. Reservations required; 651-231-6968. More information:

5 Marine/O’Brien ski race

William O’Brien State Park, Jan. 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Skiers of all abilities are invited to watch or even participate in the 43rd annual Marine/O’Brien ski race. The festivities begin with a wooden ski tour of the park. Adult races start at 10:30 a.m. and children’s at 1 p.m. $8-$40. Registration required; More information:

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St. Louis - WP: L. Lynn 4 FINAL
Washington - LP: J. Zimmermann 3
Toronto - WP: M. Buehrle 5 FINAL
Cleveland - LP: C. Kluber 0
LA Angels - LP: C. Wilson 2 FINAL
Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer 5
Baltimore - LP: B. Norris 2 FINAL
Boston - WP: J. Tazawa 4
Minnesota - LP: K. Correia 4 FINAL
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Chicago Cubs 8
Houston 2 Top 5th Inning
Oakland 1
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Pittsburgh - W. Rodriguez
Atlanta - E. Santana 6:10 PM
NY Mets - B. Colon
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Seattle - R. Elias 6:10 PM
Miami - H. Alvarez
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Texas - C. Lewis
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Colorado - J. Lyles
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San Francisco - T. Hudson 7:40 PM
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Brooklyn 94 FINAL
Toronto 87
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LA Clippers 79
Atlanta 6:00 PM
Memphis 8:30 PM
Oklahoma City
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St. Louis 2
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Minnesota 8:30 PM
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Chicago 1
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Los Angeles 6:00 PM
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