The board of directors of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon this week elected Jason Rice new interim president, replacing former interim president Tone Coughlin, who had taken the job about a month prior to his departure.
With 10 weeks to go before the 30th running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, the financial sponsorships are piling up. On Thursday, organizers announced a big one, Black Bear Casino and Resort.
John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon spokeswoman Linda Nervick said the final piece in returning the race to what used to be the Ordean Middle School fell into place Tuesday night when the Northland Country Club signed on to have mushers race across its course on their way to the first checkpoint on Jean Duluth Road.
Robin Washington column: I never got to fully experience my first John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. Just as the 1987 race was starting, I was heading out east and had to read about the “beautiful journey” of Alaska’s Myron Angstman and his team in a mailed copy of the Lake County News-Chronicle.
Consistent snow at the end of January would be nice, say supporters of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. But what the race really needs is a better business plan and a change of leadership, some sponsors and former board members say.
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