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Photos: Bemidji celebrates water in all its frozen forms

The 19th annual Montebello Niteski night cross country ski race featured a 6K course and a 2K kid's tour. Thirty-seven participants between the ages of 7 and 55 took to the course Friday night. 
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Unusually mild temperatures attracted crowds to ski, fish, curl -- and swim -- during Bemidji's Winterfest celebration this past weekend.

Photos: In Duluth, youth league hockey is an outdoor-only sport

Wyatt Zappa, a mite two for the Portman Hockey Club, waits around during a break in action last Friday during the Glen Avon jamboree. Mites are 8-and-under players. 
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Duluth has seven independent youth hockey organizations that play at their own volunteer-run neighborhood rinks. One big advantage is that outdoor hockey -- when parents maintain the rinks and the city pays for water and lights -- is largely free.

Photos: The winners and near-winners of Iowa's caucuses

Caucus-goers line up Monday night outside a Democrat Party caucus held at Maple Grove Elementary in West Des Moines, Iowa. The turnout in Iowa was deemed historically large. 
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This year's iteration of the Iowa caucuses featured a historically large turnout and a handful of surprising twists.

Photos: Sled dog racers prep for John Beargrease marathon

Ward and Colleen Wallin prep a team of sled dogs for a practice run last week at their Silver Creek Sled Dogs property near Two Harbors, Minn. 
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In a time when the number of kennels is decreasing and many mushers are giving up racing, Colleen and Ward Wallin continue to invest in the sport and industry.