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Patty Salls of Duluth starts the 6 Dog Recreational Class in Outing on Saturday - photo by Paul Boblett

Above: (l-r) Saul Ellering of Sauk Rapids, MN and Teri Gapinski of Hackensack, MN were the winners in the Mid MN 150 Sled Dog Race held Saturday in Remer and Outing.

Below - Ellering crossing the finish line in Remer Saturday afternoon - photos submitted

26th Annual Mid MN 150 Sled Dog Race

Web posted February 11, 2014
The 26th annual Mid-MN 150 Sled dog races were held Saturday, Feb. 7 in Outing and Remer. There were two classes of teams, 6-dog and 8-dog.

The winners were Saul Ellering, of Sauk Rapids, in the 8 Dog Pro Class and Teri Gapinski, of Hackensack, in the 6 Dog Recreational race.

The 8-dog teams left Remer in the morning and traveled to Outing, where they had a one-hour layover. The 6-dog teams started in Outing around noon and finished in Remer just before dark. The awards ceremony was held at the Remer Fire Hall Saturday night.

The Mid-Minnesota 150 is the second longest running sled dog race in Minnesota. The first race was held in 1988 starting in Deerwood. The course ran to Aitkin, Palisade, Remer, and Outing, then, back to Aitkin and finished in Deerwood. The following year McGregor was added to the trail route.

8-Dog Pro Class, Remer to Outing and return, 60 miles
Saul Ellering, Sauk Center, MN, 5:51:57; Bob Johnson, Togo, MN, 6:01:33; Linus Meyer, Melrose, MN, 6:12:22.

6-Dog Recreational Class, Outing to Remer, 30 miles
Teri Gapinski, Hackensack, MN, 2:31:50; Neal Seeger, Detroit Lakes, MN, 2:44:13; Ann Schultz, Harris, MN, 2:47:48; Kelly Sipper, Brainerd, MN, 2:50:12; Jay Malchow, Bemidji, MN - 2:56:49; Nick Turman, Two Harbors, MN - 2:57:09; Patty Salls, Duluth, MN, 2:58:59; Darcy Nord, Milaca, MN, 3:03:29; Alison Critchfield, Bemidji, MN, 3:34:28.

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