Monthly Archives: June 2008

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Xcel Energy High Bridge Plant Smokestack Implosion…

This morning at 7:30am Xcel Energy continued the work of taking out the old High Bridge power plant. The smokestack was razed as part of the the continued demolition of the retired coal based facility.

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Nature Valley Grand Prix – Stage 6 – Stillwater

The final day of the race fought on the tough climb up Chilkoot Hill.

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Nature Valley Grand Prix – Stage 5 – Mankato Road Race

Another bright sunny day in Mankato with the races resulting in repeats for the 2007 stage winners.

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Nature Valley Grand Prix – Stage 4 – Minneapolis Downtown Classic

Minneapolis had dry roads for the downtown criterium. The races were fast and active with pretty good crowds around the course.

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Nature Valley Grand Prix – Stage 3 – Saint Paul Time Trial

It was a windy uphill finish but Kristin Armstrong dominated the time trial just like she did in 2007.

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Nature Valley Grand Prix – Stage 2 – Cannon Falls Road Race

The Cannon Falls stage greeted everyone with amazing weather given the history of strong cross winds the last few years. Instead it was a just calm, sunny day in the Minnesota countryside.

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Nature Valley Grand Prix – Stage 1 – Saint Paul Lowertown Criterium

Well it was a wet day for photography in Saint Paul. Both the men’s and women’s events ended up having the stage nullified for general classification purposes with the men not evening finishing their race. […]

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Minnesota Fixed Gear Classic

Today was the second day of the MN Fixed Gear Classic, part of the Great River Energy Bike Festival. The first night of racing saw 2008 Italian Olympic hopeful Roberto Chiappa break US Olympic Gold […]

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Erika & Aaron – An Urban Engagement

Erika and Aaron are having an outdoor wedding in late August so for their engagement photos we headed to the Mill City Ruins and the Guthrie Theater.