Frank Moe, musher and former legislator, has died

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Frank Moe, a musher and former Minnesota state legislator, has died of brain cancer.

Moe was a mainstay at events like the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. At this past weekend’s Gunflint Mail Run, a sign outside Trail Center Lodge read "Mushing for Moetown."

He also served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2005-08.

He made headlines in 2012 for delivering signatures against sulfide mining to St. Paul by sled dog team.

Minnesota DFL Chairman Ken Martin said Moe’s impact will be felt for generations to come.

"Frank Moe was a champion for our environment, a terrific legislator who delivered for northern Minnesota, and a tremendously warm and caring person, and I am deeply saddened to learn of his passing," Martin wrote. "I was fortunate to work closely with Frank to pass the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment and am still grateful to this day for his pivotal advocacy."

A GoFundMe page said he passed peacefully in his sleep.