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Musher Odin Jorgenson gives a thumbs up to his crew as he leaves Frog Point near Buxton, N.D., on the Red River enroute to the East Grand Forks checkpoint in the second annual Red River Dog Sled Derby, a 154 mile race on the Red River round trip from Halstad, Minn. to East Grand Forks, Minn. (Eric Hylden / Grand Forks Herald)

Sled dogs hoof it across region

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The Red River Sled Dog Derby brought 20 teams of mushers and their 12 dogs to East Grand Forks' LaFave Park on Saturday evening.

The 164 mile round-trip race on the Red River started Saturday morning in Halstad, Minn., with participants getting a break for the night in East Grand Forks. They'll make the trip back to Halstad for the finish today.



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