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Erin Becker of Little falls, MN at the start of the Mid-MN 150 6-dog class in Outing on Saturday, Feb. 11th. Becker finished first in the division, besting 13 other mushers. - All photos by Paul Boblett
Alex Laplante of Esko, MN took first in the 8-dog class of the Mid-MN 150 Sleddog race in Outing Saturday.
Mike Schultenover of Shorewood, MN passes spectators in the 6-dog class start in Outing Saturday. Bottom: Brenna Gangroth of Menahga, MN confers with race volunteers before starting the Mid-MN 150 Dogsled race on Saturday in Outing. photos by Paul Boblett

29th annual Mid-MN 150 Sled Dog Race

Web posted February 14, 2017
By Paul Boblett, Editor

A total of 20 mushers and their teams of dogs took part in the annual Mid-MN 150 Sleddog race on Saturday, February 11th. The teams enjoyed warm temperatures in high 30s.

There were two divisions, 6- and 8-dog teams that left the Village Inn in Outing Saturday. Mushers traveled north through the Land O’Lakes State Forest along snowmobile and ATV trails that have been cleared to the cheers of spectators. The race finished in Remer a few hours later on the Sioux Line Trail.

Volunteers from the Brainerd Area Amateur Radio Club (Ham radio operators) monitored the course and communicated where each team was located on the trail.

The race is held the second Saturday every February. More information can be found on their facebook page: facebook.com/midminnesota150/

6-Dog results:
1 Erin Becker - Little Falls, MN 2:31:19; 2 Jim Ward - Duluth, MN 2:34:02; 3 Darcy Stanley-Nord - Milaca, MN, 2:44:39; 4 Kris Ausland - Esko, MN, 2:46:06; 5 Heidi Salls - Duluth, MN, 2:47:41; 6 Mike Schultenover - Shorewood, MN, 2:49:12; 7 Nick Turman - Two Harbors, MN, 2:51:41; 8 Julia Cross - Thunder Bay, ON, 3:00:03; 9 Nicole Grangroth - Menahga, MN, 3:08:44; 10 Brenna Grangroth - Menahga, MN, 3:10:49; 11 Jonathan Ward - Duluth, MN, 3:11:25; 12 Anna Carpenter - Isanti, MN, 3:30:28; 13 Alice White - Ely, MN, 3:43:15; and 14 Chris Evans - Deer River, MN, 4:00:22.

8-Dog results:
1 Alex LaPlante - Esko, MN, 2:27:56; 2 Linus Meyer - Melrose, MN, 2:35:24; 3 Neal Seeger - Detroit Lakes, MN, 2:42:00; 4 Bob Johnson - Togo, MN, 2:59:44; 5 Talia Martens - Brule, WI, 3:20:07; and 6 Janet Martens - Brule, WI, 3:23:25.

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