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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

In this September 2011 photo provided by Tony Gorn, musk oxen graze in the backyard of his home in Nome, Alaska. (AP Photo/Angie Gorn)

Got unwanted oxen? Try bear urine to ward them off

NOME, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife officials have turned to an unusual source in efforts to persuade a herd of musk oxen to leave this Bering Sea coastal town for good. Bear urine. Some suspect […]

07/03/2014

A musher drives his dog team past some open water just after the start of the 2014 Iditarod Trail  Sled Dog Race out of Willow, Alaska, Sunday, March 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bob Hallinen)

Iditarod racer flown to hospital with broken ankle

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage musher Scott Janssen, home from the Iditarod with a broken ankle, will be among the first to tell you that one of the benefits of mushing nearly a thousand miles […]

03/06/2014

In this March 3, 2014 photo, Rick Casillo comes over the last drop as he comes down the steps onto Happy River between the Finger Lake and Rainy Pass checkpoints heading to Puntilla Lake, Alaska, during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bob Hallinen)

5 things to know about Iditarod’s furry athletes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One human wins the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race each year, but it’s the smaller, furry athletes that do the heroes’ share of the work crossing nearly 1,000 miles of merciless […]

03/04/2014

Mitch Seavey feeds his team at the Finger Lake checkpoint during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 3, 2014, near Wasilla, Alaska. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bob Hallinen)

Mushing family a strong presence in Iditarod

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Don’t get Dallas and Mitch Seavey wrong. They love each other, even though they might not say it in so many words. But they’re also fierce competitors, more than happy to […]

03/03/2014

Defending champion Mitch Seavey slaps hands with the crowd at the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Willow, Alaska. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Marc Lester)

Iditarod sled dog race underway in Alaska

WILLOW, Alaska (AP) — A New Zealander was the first musher en route to the town of Nome when the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race began Sunday. Curt Perano and 68 other mushers began the […]

03/03/2014

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PETA apologizes to Iditarod musher over dog’s death

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has apologized to an Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race musher whose dog died at a checkpoint.

04/08/2013

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Iditarod won but Alaska town honors every finisher

NOME, Alaska (AP) — The winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has come under the burled arch in this western Alaska outpost, but that’s just the beginning for this community, where every musher to finish the race gets a hero’s welcome.

03/14/2013

2013 Iditarod Champion Mitch Seavey (Photo credit: Iditarod.com)

53-year-old musher becomes oldest Iditarod champ

NOME, Alaska (AP) — A 53-year-old former champion won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to become the oldest winner of Alaska’s grueling test of endurance. Mitch Seavey and 10 dogs crossed the Nome finish line to cheering crowds at 10:39 p.m. Alaska time Tuesday.

03/13/2013

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4-time champion Jeff King takes lead in Iditarod

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Another former champion has taken the lead in 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Four-time winner Jeff King was the first musher into the Koyuk checkpoint, about 170 miles from the Nome finish line.

03/11/2013

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2004 Iditarod champ takes lead in Alaska trek

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — With less than 250 miles to go in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Mitch Seavey took the lead Sunday. The ’04 champ was greeted by dozens of townspeople in Unalakleet and awarded $2,500 in gold nuggets and a trophy.

03/10/2013

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