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Winter's Children: A Celebration of Nordic Skiing with Ryan Rodgers

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Author Ryan Rodgers joined us this morning to talk about the history and tradition of nordic skiing in the Midwest.

The story of Nordic skiing in the Midwest—its origins and history, its star athletes and races, and its place in the
region’s social fabric and the nation’s winter recreation

Winter’s Children traces Nordic skiing in the Midwest from its introduction in the late 1800s to its uncertain future in today’s changing climate. Generously illustrated, this is an engaging look at the earliest ski teams and touring clubs; the evolution of cross-country skis, gear, and fashion; and the ambitious effort to maintain a vast trail network across Minnesota’s state park system.