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The North Wind

OFF THEY GO The annual sled dog races will span large tracts of the wintery Upper Peninsula and constitute both a challenge and an exhilarating opportunity for the mushers and their athletic dogs. The dogs train to run many miles during these exciting events, which attract large crowds from the Marquette community and beyond.

Sled dog races to commence downtown

Maggie Duly February 13, 2020

The harsh bark of dogs rings through the crowds of hundreds of people pushing up against the street barricades, where practically the whole city and more gathers at the race starting point. Snow flies...

MUSH, MUSH!—Dogsled racer Jeff King has received many awards for his races, as well as for his humane treatment of the winning dogs on his sled team. He will speak in Jamrich Hall to share adventure stories from his recently published autobiographical book, “Cold Hands Warm Hearts.”

‘Winningest musher’ to speak

Benjamin Bures January 23, 2020

Musher Jeff King will speak to NMU students in Jamrich Hall at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28. Having logged 150,000 miles on a dogsled during the span of his career, King is considered the “winningest musher in...

Students key to U.P. 200 events success

Ellen Holmes February 14, 2013

In a community event as large as the U.P. 200, many NMU organizations, students and community members find themselves volunteering for the 22nd annual race. This year’s U.P. 200 will be made up...

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