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warm weather forces american birkebeiner route changes


hayward, wis. — warm weather is forcing organizers to change the route of saturday's american birkebeiner ski race in northwestern wisconsin.as a result, the race will not finish in downtown hayward this year.the birkie race course normally crosses lake hayward to get to downtown hayward. but the american birkebeiner ski foundation said monday the lake is no longer an option.since skiers will not be headed to downtown hayward, the international bridge that normally spans u.s. highway 63 will not be installed this year.wdio-tv (http://bit.ly/2m51tpd ) reports the new route and finish line have not been announced. details are set to be announced tuesday.the american birkebeiner is north america's largest cross-country ski race. last year's event attracted more than 13,000 skiers from 46 stat






fresh snow possible for american birkebeiner


cable, wis. — a winter storm tracking toward wisconsin could breathe some life into this year's american birkebeiner.the national weather service is predicting a winter storm with significant snowfall will move into the region between late thursday and early saturday.organizers of the 44th cross-country ski race from cable to hayward on saturday have already made changes to the race route this year because of warm weather. the birkie course normally crosses lake hayward to get to downtown hayward, but that's no longer an option.the american birkebeiner is north america's largest cross-country ski race. last year's event attracted more than 13,000 skiers from 46 states and 22 countries.






hamstertrack fills in for birkie


an osseo sports shop is stepping in to help fill the gap stemming from the cancellation of saturday's american birkebeiner.pioneer midwest will stage what it's calling the "hamsterbeiner" with 5k and 25k races on man-made snow sunday at elm creek park reserve in maple grove.dubbing it as a fun, low-key way to wash away the "no birkie blues," the alternative event will send racers on loops around the park reserve's course that nordic skiers affectionately call the "hamstertrack," store spokesman brad johnson said.minnesota olympian brian gregg and past winners of the birkebeiner races will participate in skate- and classic-style events from 9 a.m. to noon. all levels of skiers are welcome to race.on friday, birkebeiner officials called off the nation's largest cross-country ski race for onl






birkebeiner ski race canceled for only second time in its history


the country’s largest cross-country ski race, the american birkebeiner is canceled, devastating thousands of skiers, race organizers and western wisconsin towns that depended on the annual economic boost.“after days of unseasonable weather, rain, and a predicted snowstorm front missing the hayward (wis.) and cable areas, the american birkebeiner ski foundation regretfully announces the cancellation of the 2017 american birkebeiner, kortelopet, and prince haakon cross-country ski races,” race organizers posted friday morning on the birkie website. the only other time the race was canceled by mild weather and bad conditions was 2000.organizers, trying to salvage what they can, came up with alternatives to skiers who still want to make the trek to the cable-hayward area. last year’s event att






birkebeiner ski race canceled for only second time in its history


the country’s largest cross-country ski race, the american birkebeiner is canceled, devastating skiers, race organizers and western wisconsin towns that depended on the annual economic boost.“after days of unseasonable weather, rain, and a predicted snowstorm front missing the hayward (wis.) and cable areas, the american birkebeiner ski foundation regretfully announces the cancellation of the 2017 american birkebeiner, kortelopet, and prince haakon cross-country ski races,” race organizers posted on the birkie website.organizers, trying to salvage what they can, came up with alternatives to skiers who still want to make the trek to the cable-hayward area. last year’s event attracted more than 13,000 skiers from 46 states and 22 countries.“the trail crew is creating an estimated 5k loop for






birkebeiner ski race canceled for only second time in history


the country’s largest cross-country ski race, the american birkebeiner, surrendered to mother nature on friday and canceled this weekend’s premier race, delivering a gut punch to thousands of skiers, race organizers and western wisconsin towns that depend on the annual economic boost.a weeklong brush with springlike weather destroyed snow-covered trails that had been in near-perfect racing condition a week ago. but organizers and skiers held out hope thursday that an incoming storm would give them what they needed for saturday’s races, which were expected to draw 11,200 skiers from 40 states and 23 countries.it didn’t.“as of now, we barely have 10 snowflakes on the ground from it,” said ben popp, executive director of the american birkebeiner ski foundation. organizers inspected the trails






birkebeiner ski race canceled for only second time in history


the country's largest cross-country ski race, the american birkebeiner, surrendered to mother nature on friday and canceled this weekend's premier race, delivering a gut punch to thousands of skiers, race organizers and western wisconsin towns that depend on the annual economic boost.a weeklong brush with springlike weather destroyed snow-covered trails that had been in near-perfect racing condition a week ago. but organizers and skiers held out hope thursday that an incoming storm would give them what they needed for saturday's races, which were expected to draw 11,200 skiers from 40 states and 23 countries.it didn't."as of now, we barely have 10 snowflakes on the ground from it," said ben popp, executive director of the american birkebeiner ski foundation. organizers inspected the trails






birkie organizers scramble to save week of races


the esteemed american birkebeiner ski races in hayward, wis., that draw upward of 10,000 skiers could be reduced to a run when all is said and done.organizers announced tuesday afternoon more contingencies to deal with warm weather and rain that has made big swaths of the ski trail system unusable and forced the cancellation of several birkie week events. plans seem fluid, and already the iconic finish of saturday’s race marathon in downtown hayward has been called off because of conditions.“the birkie staff and board are hard at work and pulling out all the stops,” said birkebeiner executive director ben popp american in a news release that listed three scenarios:• hoping for measurable snow friday, race officials said there is a slim chance for a one-way, timed raced for the marathon, ko






warm weather hurts cold weather activities


jerry holt – star tribunegallery: bill callas of, stillwater walked out to practice for next weeks birkebeiner race on the ski trails at theo wirth park on thursday 16, 2017 in minneapolis, mn.






sports briefly: charismatic, who barely missed winning the triple crown, dies su


former kentucky derby and preakness stakes winner charismatic, whose bid for the triple crown ended with a dramatic leg injury as he neared the finish line in the belmont stakes, has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in kentucky.the striking chestnut horse that won the first two legs of the triple crown in 1999 was found dead in his stall sunday at old friends farm near georgetown, ky., the farm said."right now, everyone is pretty much inconsolable," old friends president michael blowen said. "he was a really tough horse, and he deserved a much longer retirement. ... everyone at old friends takes solace from the few great months that this great champion gave us."the stallion ate all his food saturday and looked fine, blowen said monday. the cause of death is unknown, and a full necrop






where was our snow? weather service says sorry


it was supposed to be the biggest snowstorm the twin cities had seen in more than six years. but instead of the “potent” snowfall the national weather service had predicted, nary a flake fell across the metro.but 50 miles to the southeast, residents spent friday digging out from more than a foot of snow in some places.sorry about that, the weather service said in a letter to minnesota and wisconsin residents posted on social media friday afternoon, as it explained the tricky nature of predicting such storms.“we realize many people made or changed plans based on our forecasts,” the letter read. “we sympathize with those of you out there who are disappointed with the initial forecasts that didn’t work out. we promise to evaluate our messaging and forecasts this week, and continually work to






snow misses twin cities, but pounds southeast minnesota


it was supposed to be the biggest snowstorm the twin cities had seen in more than six years. but instead of the "potent" snowfall the national weather service had predicted, nary a flake fell across the metro.but 50 miles to the southeast, residents spent friday digging out from more than a foot of snow in some places.sorry about that, the weather service said in a letter to minnesota and wisconsin residents posted on social media friday afternoon, as it explained the tricky nature of predicting such storms."we realize many people made or changed plans based on our forecasts," the letter read. "we sympathize with those of you out there who are disappointed with the initial forecasts that didn't work out. we promise to evaluate our messaging and forecasts this week, and continually work to






snow misses twin cities, but pounds southeast minnesota


it was supposed to be the biggest snowstorm twin cities has seen in more than six years. instead of a crippling snowfall, as the national weather service had predicted all week, nary flake fell across the metro.but 50 miles to the southeast, where the storm thursday night into friday morning struck with vengeance, residents spent the day digging out from more than a foot of snow that accumulated in places.sorry about that, the weather service said in a letter to minnesota and wisconsin residents posted on social media friday afternoon, as it explained the tricky nature of predicting such storms.“we realize many people made or changed plans based on our forecasts,” the letter read. “we sympathize with those of you out there who are disappointed with the initial forecasts that didn’t work ou






warm weather is melting winter economy in minn., wis. towns


for every minnesotan welcoming this weekend’s warm weather, there’s another putting away skis, skates or a snowmobile and wondering whatever happened to the cold. springlike temps are in the twin cities’ forecast for much of the rest of february, meaning winter’s fans might be the only ones getting frosted.“it’s going to be 50-ridiculous,” said dawn bentley, executive director of the art shanty project on white bear lake, a beloved event that has artists reimagining the traditional ice fishing house into a conversation booth, a dance party and more. bentley said most shanties will stay put for now, but she’s taking frequent bore samples of the lake ice to make sure it’s thick and safe.it’s not just moods that are threatened. small-town festivals and ski races across the region are in dange






warm weather is melting winter economy in minn., wis. towns


for every minnesotan welcoming this weekend’s warm weather, there’s another putting away skis, skates or a snowmobile and wondering whatever happened to the cold. springlike temps are in the twin cities’ forecast for much of the rest of february, meaning winter’s fans might be the only ones getting frosted.“it’s going to be 50-ridiculous,” said dawn bentley, executive director of the art shanty project on white bear lake, a beloved event that has artists reimagining the traditional ice fishing house into a conversation booth, a dance party and more. bentley said most shanties will stay put for now, but she’s taking frequent bore samples of the lake ice to make sure it’s thick and safe.it’s not just moods that are threatened. small-town festivals and ski races across the region are in dange






warm weather is melting winter economy in minn., wis.


for every minnesotan welcoming this weekend’s warm weather, there’s another putting away skis, skates or a snowmobile and wondering whatever happened to the cold. springlike temps are in the twin cities’ forecast for much of the rest of february, meaning winter’s fans might be the only ones getting frosted.“it’s going to be 50 ridiculous,” said dawn bentley, executive director of the art shanty project on white bear lake, a beloved event that has artists reimagining the traditional ice fishing house into a conversation booth, a dance party and more. bentley said most shanties will stay put for now, but she’s taking frequent bore samples of the lake ice to make sure it’s thick and safe.it’s not just moods that are threatened. small-town festivals and ski races across the region are in dange






warm weather is melting winter economy in minn., wis.


for every minnesotan welcoming this weekend’s warm weather, there’s another putting away skis, skates or a snowmobile and wondering whatever happened to the cold. springlike temps are in the twin cities’ forecast for much of the rest of february, meaning winter’s fans might be the only ones getting frosted.“it’s going to be 50 ridiculous,” said dawn bentley, executive director of the art shanty project on white bear lake, a beloved event that has artists reimagining the traditional ice fishing house into a conversation booth, a dance party and more. bentley said most shanties will stay put for now, but she’s taking frequent bore samples of the lake ice to make sure it’s thick and safe.it’s not just moods that are threatened. small-town festivals and ski races across the region are in dange






warm weather is melting winter economy in minn., wis.


for every minnesotan welcoming this weekend’s warm weather, there’s another putting away skis, skates or a snowmobile and wondering whatever happened to the cold. springlike temps are in the twin cities’ forecast for much of the rest of february, meaning winter’s fans might be the only ones getting frosted.“it’s going to be 50-ridiculous,” said dawn bentley, executive director of the art shanty project on white bear lake, a beloved event that has artists reimagining the traditional ice fishing house into a conversation booth, a dance party and more. bentley said most shanties will stay put for now, but she’s taking frequent bore samples of the lake ice to make sure it’s thick and safe.it’s not just moods that are threatened. small-town festivals and ski races across the region are in dange






warm weather is melting winter economy in minn., wis.


for every minnesotan welcoming this weekend’s warm weather, there’s another putting away skis, skates or a snowmobile and wondering whatever happened to the cold. springlike temps are in the twin cities’ forecast for much of the rest of february, meaning winter’s fans might be the only ones getting frosted.“it’s going to be 50-ridiculous,” said dawn bentley, executive director of the art shanty project on white bear lake, a beloved event that has artists reimagining the traditional ice fishing house into a conversation booth, a dance party and more. bentley said most shanties will stay put for now, but she’s taking frequent bore samples of the lake ice to make sure it’s thick and safe.it’s not just moods that are threatened. small-town festivals and ski races across the region are in dange






after record highs, next for twin cities is a 'potent' snowstorm


the twin cities saw on tuesday what is expected to be back-to-back record warm days before “a potent storm” brings heavy snowfall to parts of the metro area and surrounding communities starting thursday night and into friday, according to the national weather service in chanhassen.the weather service said tuesday afternoon that the deepest snow totals are expected in a band stretching from mankato in south-central minnesota, clipping several southeast metro suburbs and such southeastern cities as hastings and red wing.adding to the reminder that winter is far from done, this week’s record-breaking warmth notwithstanding, “strong winds will accompany this system, along with much colder temperatures,” a statement from the weather service read.as for the best estimate of just how much snow wi






more record warmth then 'potent' storm by week's end


the twin cities achieved on tuesday what is expected to be back-to-back record warm days before “a potent storm” brings heavy snowfall to parts of the metro area and surrounding communities starting thursday night and into friday, according to the national weather service.the weather service said tuesday afternoon that the deepest snow totals are expected in a band stretching from mankato in south-central minnesota, clipping several southeast metro suburbs and continuing into rochester and western wisconsin.adding to the reminder that winter is far from done, this week’s record-breaking warmth notwithstanding, “strong winds will accompany this system, along with much colder temperatures,” a statement from the weather service read.as for the best estimate of just how much snow will fall in






more record warmth then 'potent' storm by week's end


the twin cities achieved on tuesday what is expected to be back-to-back record warm days before “a potent storm” brings heavy snowfall to parts of the metro area and surrounding communities starting thursday night and into friday, according to the national weather service in chanhassen.the weather service said tuesday afternoon that the deepest snow totals are expected in a band stretching from mankato in south-central minnesota, clipping several southeast metro suburbs and southeastern cities such as hastings and red wing.adding to the reminder that winter is far from done, this week’s record-breaking warmth notwithstanding, “strong winds will accompany this system, along with much colder temperatures,” a statement from the weather service read.as for the best estimate of just how much sn