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Adventure/Sports

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The Big Lake Effect

I grew up in a small northern Minnesota town that was rough around the edges. Even in the 1960s, in

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Protecting Wilderness

As a professional expedition leader, I have spent the better part of the last decade in the Boundary Waters Canoe

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A Cycling Journey of Firsts

In late 2017, with my 30th birthday around the corner, I was hungry for adventure. I craved slow travel and

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What Our Parks Need

I grew up in Homewood, a planned neighborhood located in the Willards Hay area of North Minneapolis, which is about

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Being Outdoorsy

Back when I had started at my first job in the outdoors, before I knew this kind of career was

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Wave Rider

The first time Jenny Schwietz hit the cold water of Lake Superior north of Duluth with a surfboard, she caught

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Setting New Goals

Stuhr’s mom signed the permission slip, but they still had to sit down with the principal, football coaches, and the

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A Wild and Alien World

It was four meters long, with mesmerizing white spots on its back — not nearly as large as whale sharks

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51 Days of Open Water

Four people stand on a rock in the tundra. They are singing. They stand on an island that is a

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Voices on Sports & Adventure

Rachel Avenido Growing up, I never played contact sports. I first attended a Minnesota RollerGirls game in 2009. Even though

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