Despite brown earth, skiers under way
While there's no snow on the ground in this unusual winter, the Hastings Nordic ski teams have been able to get a few meets in at Green Acres in Lake Elmo. The snow-tubing facility can make snow and spread it out for a Nordic ski course. It's not perfect, but at least it is snow, coach John Dewall said.
"This has been the weirdest winter I've ever seen," Dewall said. "I've never seen anything like it.