Quick Bite: 3 news stories to get you caught up over lunch


It’s back: Crashed Ice will barrel through St. Paul again

Crashed Ice is coming back to Minnesota. The daredevil skating track will once again go up in St. Paul in January. Sponsored by Red Bull, last year’s Crashed Ice pulled in more than 120,000 fans. This will be the only U.S. venue. The Crashed Ice thrills and chills event will also visit Finland, Northern Ireland and Edmonton.

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Allina Health appoints first female CEO in its history

Leading Minnesota healthcare provider Allina Health has announced its first female and physician chief executive in its 20-year history. The company announced yesterday that Dr. Penny Wheeler will assume the role once current CEO Kenneth Paulus retires at the end of the year. Wheeler will take charge of a company that generated revenue of $3.4 billion in 2013.

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Calling an audible: Early snow disrupts high school football playoffs

High school football semifinals are set to begin tomorrow, but it's still not certain where some of those games will be played. This week's snow dump has left some of the planned playing fields covered in ice. The Minnesota State High School League is still figuring out where the games can be safely played. In the past, playoffs were at the Metrodome – but that's gone, and the stadium to replace it is still under construction.

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