Winter Sports

Clearing the Trails: Groups in Clay County Make it Easier to Ride Snowmobiles

Clay County Trailblazers go around the county to clear 180 miles worth of trails

SABIN, Minn. —¬†For most of the year, Troy Kuehl can be found running heavy machines on his farm, bhen winter comes around, he goes up and down Clay County to make sure others can enjoy one of his wintertime passions. “I’ve snowmobiled pretty much my whole life. Kind of started out snowmobiling with my dad whenever, and about five or…

The Ins and Outs of Late Season Winter Sports

Spring Snow Makes For Better Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing

Nordic skiing and snowshoeing are two of the region’s favorite sports when there’s chilly temperatures and fresh snow on the ground. According to Joe Martin of the NDSU Nordic Ski team, the closer the temperature is to freezing, the smoother and faster the ski trails are. When temperatures are lower, the skiiers go slower because of the harder snow out…