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Join us for coverage of the 2022 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, January 30-February 2.

Beargrease 2021: "The most amazing finish I've ever seen in Minnesota"

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The first woman since Jamie Nelson in 1998 is the 2021 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon champion .. and what a ride it was.

The ups, the downs, the drama, the obstacles, right on down to the nail-biting finish.

Veteran musher and Beargrease champ John Stetson describes the end of the race, the psychology of dogs, and the changing landscape of mushers and dog sled races.

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Erin Letzring

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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