Cold? Sure. But not too cold for dog teams and their mushers.
The John Beargrease race started in Duluth Sunday when temperatures were in the 20s below zero. As of this morning, none of the teams has dropped out of the 350-mile race, according to the Duluth News Tribune.
Among those checking in at the Finland checkpoint today was Elizabeth Nelson and her team. She’s 14. Just before 11 this morning, her GPS tracker shows her in 17th place, traveling at about 6pm.
You can track all the racers here.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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