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The 2012 Beargrease was canceled due to a lack of snow. (2011 file / News Tribune)

Canceled Beargrease opens door for revival of another sled-dog race

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Several Cook County organizations have come together to host a local sled dog race to replace the canceled John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.


The Mail Run Dog Sled Race will run next Monday and Tuesday in the Gunflint Trail area.

A lack of snow near Duluth caused the Beargrease board of directors to cancel the race Jan. 15. The marathon race from Duluth to the Gunflint Trail and back and its companion mid-distance race were scheduled to begin Sunday.

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