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STEP-UP group works hard maintaining local park trails

By Annie Harvieux

Contributing Writer

 

Walking through the Theodore Wirth trails in the summer, you will hear the buzz of mosquitoes, the rustle of leaves, and…faint rap music? This summer, a group of local youth is working under Jon Miller, Nellie Stone Johnson Ski Team coach and Loppet Foundation employee, with funding from Minneapolis’s STEP-UP Summer Jobs Program, to get some hard-earned cash by maintaining local trails. Miller heard about the program from a handout given to his middle-school team at Nellie Stone School. The program allows for the purchase of supplies, along with paying Jon and the boys. “The kids need the money and there’s a lot of work to get done, so it’s a great way to work that out,” says Miller about STEP-UP. Continue Reading →

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Nellie Stone Johnson Ski Team building confidence on the slopes

 

 
Today’s novices could be tomorrow’s Olympians

By Ingrid Remak
Contributing Writer

Anyone skiing at Theodore Wirth Park this winter has gotten to know one team very well. Nellie Stone Johnson skiers, decked out in blue and yellow, have become familiar faces on the Wirth ski trails. Kids who began the season in November with wobbly legs and shrieking during downhill runs have transformed into steady and strong skiing specimens, keen on technique, speed and stamina. Feeling at home on the hilly cross-country ski course, the team has fearlessly careened into the snow season and hasn’t looked back since. The Nellie Stone Johnson Ski Team is quite an anomaly on the trail. Continue Reading →

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