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Join us for coverage of the 2023 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.

Beargrease 2019: "I surprised myself; I didn't know if I'd know the right things to do"

Kyle Krohn. All rights reserved.

The reporter turned Beargrease board member turned musher talks about his first (and possibly last?) marathon: the "terrifying moments," what he learned about himself, what happened to Ryan Redington's team, his next challenge (Grandma's Marathon this summer) and even media darling, Blowhole.

Credit Lisa Johnson, 2019
Jason Rice coaches sled dog Blowhole through a media interview

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.
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