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US Men's Curling team qualifies for Winter Olympics

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Jeff Isaacson of Gilbert releases his stone during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Curling at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D., on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.
Ann Arbor Miller/ For MPR News, File

The U.S. Men's Curling team -- made up entirely of Minnesotans -- has qualified to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The team has been competing in Germany for the last week to snag a spot in the event, which will be held in Russia in February.  

"We're all incredibly relieved and happy for the opportunity. It's been a long season," said Jeff Isaacson, a member of the team. This will be his second turn competing in the Olympics.

The team made it through Olympic trials in Fargo, N.D. last month. Next, they'll play matches in Scotland and Las Vegas to stay in shape for the big event.