Since 1995, Silver Creek Sled Dogs has had a team participate in the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. this year, the kennel will have two with Ero and Colleen Wallin. This will mark Ero's first time running the marathon, but will mark Colleen's 16th.
Ero Wallin has grown up around mushing his entire life. When baseball season was cancelled last spring, the William Kelly high school senior turned his focus toward prepping his racing team for this winter. On Sunday, Wallin plans to take on the 300-mile, three day John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon for his very first time.
Reigning champion Blake Freking and 2019 runner up Jen Freking spoke with WDIO at the checkpoint in Two Harbors Sunday night. Both said they felt good going into the 2020 marathon. But both expect their teams to run slower in the warmer weather.
Martha Schouweiler is well known among the Beargrease community having won four consecutive Beargrease mid-distance races from 2015-2018. However this year, Otter Run Kennel will be represented by her daughter-in-law Erin Schouweiler.
The straw for dogs to rest on during the 2020 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon has been stolen. The race said it is one of the most expensive parts of the race, and they estimate it will cost them about $2,000 to replace.
The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon will be one of four races included in the inaugural year of a new Arctic World Series. The Beargrease will be the first race, followed by one in Norway, then Russia, then the Iditarod.
Some big names are registered for the 2020 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, including the youngest ever musher to win the Iditarod, Dallas Seavey. Seavey will be joined by fellow Alaskan Ryan Redington, as well as the 2019 champion Blake Freking and runner-up Jennifer Freking.
Thousands of University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) students graduated on Saturday. While they weren't able to cross the stage many still had a memorable graduation experience. Some even paddleboarded across the Duluth harbor in full cap and gown.
Lake Superior's force and beauty draws thousands to her shores. After spending years capturing stunning moments from the beach, one Duluth photographer started diving deeper for the money shot. Now thousands are following his underwater adventures online.
Coronavirus knocked out boxing competitions for more than a year. Over the weekend bouts made their return to Minnesota. After training for months two Duluthians re-entered the ring in Hinckley and earned big season opening wins.
It's never too late to return to something you love. After stepping away from racing for about 18 years one Bemidji man started hitting the pavement in numerous Grandma's Marathon events. When this year's Fitger's 5k opened in-person registration Jesse Prince made sure to nab a spot.
University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's hockey junior forward Tanner Laderoute said that making the NCAA Frozen Four should be a once in a lifetime experience. However the Bulldogs continue to make it to the national stage and their fans keep showing up too.
The Minnesota DNR and federal wildlife officials are working to identify the person responsible for the death of two bald eagles. The agency says the eagles appear to have been shot, and were found on the banks of the Blackduck River.