- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Unseasonably mild weather is forcing changes in this weekend’s City of Lakes Loppet in Minneapolis.

Organizers of the annual cross-country ski festival announced they are shifting most events to the loop at Wirth Park with snow-making equipment.

However, the popular luminary loppet, a candlelit ski and snowshoe recreational event, will stay at Lake of the Isles, where it will be a walking-only event.

The change from skis to foot traffic means that the luminary event will be able to accommodate more than the 7,000-person cutoff it had already reached.

The Star Tribune (https://strib.mn/1uyjKI2 ) reports it’s the second time in four years that warm weather has forced changes in the City of Lakes Loppet. Changes also had to be made in the 2012 event.





Information from: Star Tribune, https://www.startribune.com

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