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

Beargrease's rising star still on the ascent with tenacity and joy

Frank Moe

This year's big celebrity at the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon isn't one of the returning mushers like Nathan Schroeder or Ryan Anderson. He's not a Freking or a Redington, either, but he's probably the only one of the bunch who's had a People magazine story written about them.

In the harsh glare of television lights and photographer's flashes stands the guy of the hour, grinning happily.  And because he's Frank Moe's blind sled dog, Indy - he's utterly unfazed by the fuss.
You can learn more about lens luxation in dogs online here
You canread Indy's People magazine interview here

Credit Frank Moe
Frank Moe and Indy

Beargrease coverage on KUMD is made possible by:

Bearskin Lodge | Camp Chow | Energy Plus | Wolfsong Adventures in Mushing

and by Ampers and the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


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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