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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.

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Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 20 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota.
John has been listening to KAXE since the early days in 1976, and has worked as our Development Director since 1995. You can hear him on the Morning Show Fridays and producing segments about community mental health.
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