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Forget stadiums and manicured ice—the humble roots of hockey belong to frozen backyard ponds. From beer leagues to ex-pros, hockey players from across the country head to the Midwest every year for the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships.

Think Minnesota’s cycling season lasts only a few months? Guess again. The midwestern state is an ideal year-round biking hot spot.

The Minnesota basketball coach launched Asiya, a brand with the goal of making playing sports better for hijab-wearing women everywhere

Get far into the wilderness in as little time as possible

With thousands of acres of parkland, 13 lakes, and hundreds of miles of biking and hiking trails that can be found all across town, it's no wonder the Twin Cities is active year-round.

Gone: The days of treadmills shoved into ugly hotel closets. Here: The hotel gym you wish you could take home.

Pounding out miles on stoplight-strewn streets and past convenience stores quickly loses its luster. Whether you’re commuting or training, here are ten urban trails in the U.S. that offer scenic views and traffic-free paths to keep your run enjoyable. Atlanta Beltline Georgia’s Beltline cinches its…

What kinds of cities make families happy? That was our starting point. The answer, of course, is complicated. Our first assumption: kids like being around other kids. So we looked for cities where a high percentage of the population is under age 18. Next we looked at affordability...

A loppet is an unusually lonely muppet. Or so I assumed until Cross Country Canada, the umbrella organization for the country’s national ski team, set me straight. Cross country skiers take part in the world’s largest skijor loppet, part of the Cities of the Lakes Loppet. CCC’s…

A graceful ponytail helps ease the pains of a childhood long gone

It snowed in the Twin Cities on Thanksgiving, and Katie Heaney went to a dog park

Katie Heaney confronts her two greatest fears: going up and going down

Sometimes winning just means not losing any blood

What made Katie Heaney feel like a combination of Pocahontas and Jesus Christ? Standing on a board and holding a paddle.

Healthy. That's the word we kept coming back to. And we don't mean a fit or skinny population; we're talking about a city's cultural vibrancy, economic well-being, and overall quality of life. Presenting our picks for the 10 best cities in America, from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Plus: Our 10 favorite small towns.