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American Birkebeiner Skates Into 45th Year

Northland tradition again brings many to Hayward.

HAYWARD, Wis.- “It’s the Birkie, man!” The gun fires, and in one fluid motion the surge of skiers and skaters pushes off in Cable. “The day will go on to be talked about for years.” Main Street is lined with Birkie fans, the whole town of Hayward, and many others, lining the track with the sound of cowbells. “Your whole…

Lutsen Ski Resort Could Expand

Still Needs to be Approved by Forest Service

LUTSEN, Minn.-Lutsen Mountain Ski Resort is looking at expanding another 550 acres. The land they would be using, which is part of the Superior National Forest, would nearly double the area they have for skiing. The plans are still in their initial phases and the Forest Service would have to issue a permit for the resort to use the land….