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The North Wind

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...

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TEACHING GREATNESS­—Jeff King (center) engages with students from the Center of Student Enrichment that helped bring him to NMU to tell his stories. He teaches students about the importance of perseverance in the face of adversity during his speech in Jamrich Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

Winningest Musher shares epic experiences

January 30, 2020

The cold weather of the U.P. and the extreme outdoor sports it allows entices those adventurous enough to pursue the terrain—mushing, for example.  Students and community members intrigued by...

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