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Sled dog teams in the Gunflint Mail Run prepare to leaving the starting line at Devil Track Lake on Monday afternoon. Photo by Linda Nervick.

Replacement sled dog race under way in Cook County

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What do you do when Minnesota's best-known sled dog race is derailed because Mother Nature doesn't hold up her end of the bargain?

You improvise.


Undeterred by an unseasonably warm and dry winter that forced the cancelation of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, a small group of race enthusiasts put on an abbreviated race that kicked off Monday afternoon north of Grand Marais.

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