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Sledding Alaska: Maixner is brimming with excitement for what his dog mushing future holds

March 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

In 37 years of living, Kelly Maixner has worn a number of hats.
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ND native finishes Iditarod in 31st place

March 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota native Kelly Maixner has finished the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska in 31st place. Continue Reading

1,000-mile winner: Dallas Seavey is youngest musher to win Iditarod

March 14, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

NOME, Alaska Mushers always pose with their lead dogs under the burled arch in Nome, Alaska, after winning the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Continue Reading

BC-Iditarod (Source: AP ) 40th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race begins in Alaska

March 5, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLOW, Alaska (AP) To a rousing send off from fans, dozens of dog sled teams took to the trail for the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, embarking on a near thousand-mile journey through the Alaskan wilderness. Continue Reading

RYAN BAKKEN COLUMN: ‘Nigel’s Choice’ is Nigel’s voice

November 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Nancy Yoshida certainly hasn’t held a grudge with Nigel, the Alaskan Husky that ended her 2009 Iditarod, the world’s foremost sled dog race. Continue Reading

N.D.-linked mushers endure dog days of winter at Iditarod

April 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Kelly Maixner knew he had good dogs. But just how good, he didn’t know until he crossed the finish line in Nome, Alaska. Continue Reading

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Former North Dakotans finish Iditarod

March 22, 2011 in INFORUM

BISMARCK The three former North Dakotans in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska all have now crossed the finish line. Continue Reading

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North Dakotans still in Iditarod race

March 17, 2011 in INFORUM

BISMARCK A North Dakota musher is holding on to 30th place in the 39th Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska. Continue Reading