Curling is sweeping Minnesota away

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A man leans down to grab a stone on the ice.
Allen Taylor, the president of the St. Croix Curling Center club, shows how to step into the hack to throw a curling stone during a learn to curl event Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.
Matt Mikus | MPR News

Editor’s note (March 12, 2020): The curling college national championships have been canceled due to concerns of coronavirus exposure.

What’s Minnesota’s favorite quirky sport? It’s got to be curling.

The Olympic sport involves a granite stone, ice with a pebbled surface, brooms to polish the ice and a bullseye. This weekend, the college curling national championships are being held at the Fargo-Moorhead Curling Club. Two curlers explained the sport’s growing popularity and shared facts on how curling got started.

Guests:

Kevin Tuma is a senior at NOVA Classical Academy and is a Junior Men’s state champion.

Matt Mikus is an MPR News digital producer who writes about outdoor activities for our Outside in Minnesota initiative. He's also a curler.

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