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Lisa Johnson: Capturing canines heart and soul

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

Photographer Lisa Johnson said she bound off the end of her “knitted-it-all-through-January-uber-long scarf” just before heading out to shoot the John Beargrease Sled Dog Race in subzero temperatures and punishing winds.
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Volunteers make the Beargrease tick

January 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

The mushers and the dogs aren’t the only ones working hard during the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.
Bundled up and lining the route to make sure the race goes smoothly, hundreds of volunteers are out and about at all hours during the four-day…continue reading on twoharborsmn.com

John Beargrease 2013

March 14, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Wrap up of the 29th John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. Continue Reading

Beargrease postponed

January 16, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Hold your sleds. The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon has been postponed until March 10. It was scheduled to start Jan 27. Continue Reading

With Beargrease 2012 cancelled, mushers, business owners “bummed”

January 20, 2012 in Lake County News-Chronicle

A decade ago, Greater Two Harbors kicked off the 2002 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon after a dearth of snow forced race planners to set the starting line about 10 miles north of town instead of its usual spot in Duluth.
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Beargrease is a no-go this year

January 16, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

The race’s board cites safety concerns in canceling race for only second time in its history. Continue Reading

Extreme, odd news fitting for odd winter

January 16, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

In the grip of a winter that has been anything but ordinary a pair of extraordinary announcements was made Monday. One was worth cheering; the other had to be booed. But both were rarities of historic note for the Northland.
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2012 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon cancelled

January 16, 2012 in Lake County News-Chronicle

After long deliberation, the John Beargrease Board of
Directors regretfully announced the cancellation of the 2012 race. Continue Reading

Beargrease organizers hope for snow as deadline approaches

January 7, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

The warm and largely snowless winter has Beargrease race officials facing a looming deadline on the fate of this year’s race and mushers doing whatever it takes to prepare for the event.
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Is time running out on Northland’s winter

December 28, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

The continuing stretch of snowless weather is putting a strain on many outdoor events and businesses. Continue Reading