Four-time champion Martin Buser is holding on to his lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The Big Lake musher was the first to reach the checkpoint at Nikolai, clocking in at 1:09 a.m. Tuesday, followed more than four hours later by Nicolas Petit of Girdwood.
Organizers of the annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in northern Minnesota have canceled the event scheduled for January 2014. Race director Pat Olson says organizers need time to re-evaluate interest in the marathon and raise more money.
Some sled dogs have fur that can withstand temperatures 55 degrees below zero.
The St. Paul Winter Carnival Sled Dog Races have been cancelled because of lack of snow.
When you arrive at Mille Porsild’s place in Afton, you don’t hear dogs. You don’t hear much of anything.