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Olympic and novice nordic skiers alike set to gather for City of Lakes Loppet this weekend

It’s a cross-country ski festival for all ages. The City of Lakes Loppet takes place this weekend in Minneapolis with several different events.  You can even watch as some dog teams take their owners for a run in the Skijoring Loppet.

It’s a cross-country ski festival for all ages. The City of Lakes Loppet takes place this weekend in Minneapolis with several different events.  You can even watch as some dog teams take their owners for a run in the Skijoring Loppet. Check out the highlights from last year’s Loppet with this report from Dan Webster of MN Sports.

The five kilometer Luminary Loppet will guide skiers through the trails and lakes of the Twin Cities with glowing ice carvings. Here is some footage from 2008: