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January Greetings, Klondike Race Update, Market Season & Warm Weather

  Hi All,Happy soggy January! I’m getting tired of fog and high 30°F temps. Damn it, this is January in Minnesota! It’s forecasted to get over 50°F next week! I guess I just need to focus on the positive. I haven’t had to shovel snow or dig out my snow boots. Yet anyway. I keep thinking to myself that this is MN, and it's likely that we will get the snow… It’ll just show up in April and May!I am grateful that the local ski areas have been able to make enough snow to be open. I’m having fun racing twice a week with the Ski Challenge down at Buck Hill. I laugh that after 15 years of racing, I’m...

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Klondike Recap + Markets in Chicago

How are you? I hope all is good in your world! It’s been a busy few weeks for me. As I hope all of you know, this past weekend was the Klondike Dog Derby here is Excelsior. It was a great event, if I must say so myself! It started off Friday with the vet checks, and our Meet-the-Mushers and Hug-a-Husky events. This was family-oriented with live programs, music, hot cocoa, a photo booth, ice carving and more! Saturday was the main event, the sled dog race itself. We had 35 teams from as far away as Alaska, and all across Canada and the US! It was so great to see these super athletes, the sled dogs, so excited to...

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The Big Race Day

Hi All,How are you? Did you make it to Excelsior (or out on Lake Minnetonka) for the Klondike Dog Derby? If you did, you know what an amazing weekend of sled dog racing it was! I’ve heard there were up to 28K folks that experienced the Klondike two weekends ago. We had 22 teams participate from as far away as Northwest Territories in Canada, as well as Alaska. My favorite was Elena Freking. At 11 years old, this was Elena's first 8-dog class race. She did amazing! (It’s really no surprise as her dad and mom, Blake and Jennifer Freking, are icons in the sled dog racing world.) The whole event was spectacular! Those words echoed from the spectators, the mushers,...

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