- 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.

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Online:

https://www.loppet.org/cityoflakesloppet

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


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