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Lonnie Dupre is on Denali

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 5:05am

 

Cook County mountain climber and Arctic explorer Lonnie Dupre is on Denali.

 

KTUU-TV in Alaska and Dupre's website One World Endeavors report Dupre is into his third attempt to become the first person to reach the summit of the highest peak in North America solo in January.

 

After weather delays over the weekend, Dupre was finally able to fly to Kahiltna Glacier Tuesday. The glacier rests at the base of the mountain.

 

"We got the go ahead from our pilot, Paul Roderick, this morning to be at the airport by noon. By 1:30pm we had landed on Kahiltna Glacier where Lonnie buried a cache of supplies at basecamp at 7200ft," his website reported. "About half an hour later Lonnie finished getting ready and began making his way towards the mountain. We said our goodbyes and wished him a safe journey!"

 

Ross Fraboni of Two Harbors takes top overall finish in Gichigami Express

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 4:36pm

Ross Fraboni of Two Harbors and his team won all three stages of the inaugural Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race and mushed his way to the top prize Tuesday.

Fraboni totaled 12:07 for all three stages of the race when he crossed the finish line in Mineral Center Tuesday afternoon. He and the team ran the final stage in 3:28:30 to take home the first place finisher's price of $6500.

Ryan Redington of Wasilla, AK stayed in second place throughout the day finishing the third stage in 3:28:32, just two seconds behind Fraboni on the final stage. Redington ran the complete course in 12:10 and received the $4500 second-place purse.

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa underwrote the $25,000 total in finisher prizes. The purses will be distributed at the 6 PM Awards Banquet at the Grand Portage Lodge and Casino.

Keith  Aili of Ray maintained the third place post he captured Monday and finished the third leg in 3:33. The finish gave him an overall time of 12:27 for the race. Aili took home the third place $3500.

Will Kornmuller of Willow, AK moved up on Tuesday to fourth, finishing the third leg in 3:35 for a total time of 12:37. He received $2000 for his finish.

Also improving his position Tuesday was Ryan Anderson of Ray who finished in 3:33. When added to the first two stages, Anderson came in fifth with an overall time of 12:42. He and his team take $1750 home with them.

Erin Redington of Wasilla, AK finished sixth in the overall standings with a 3:41 third leg and overall 12:47 finish. She captured $1500 for her finish. She was followed by Hovland's Frank Moe whose seventh place finish was only a minute behind  Erin Redington at 12:48. Moe ran the third stage in 3:53 to earn $1000 for his finish.

MN AAA predicts gas prices will be lower in 2013 than 2012

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:56am

BURNSVILLE, MN– Minnesota AAA says gasoline prices this year will be less expensive than in 2012 as a result of increased domestic oil production and lower demand.

Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race underway--teams back on their way to Grand Portage

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 10:42am

And they’re off! The last leg of the Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race is underway today, January 8, with teams starting off on Devil Track Lake heading through the Gunflint/Greenwood Lake area toward Grand Portage. Organizers anticipate finishers to being arriving at Mineral Center in Grand Portage about 1 p.m. There is a Musher’s Banquet at Grand Portage Lodge tonight at 6 p.m. The cost is $15 and tickets are sold at the door.
For up-to-the-minute racing action, visit the race facebook page—look for Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race and see photos and videos. More information can also be found on the website www.Gichigamiexpress.com.

As cases increase in number, this is "the Year of the Flu"

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 10:16am

Like it or not this is the year of the flu. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with nurse Teresa Borak about the reparatory influenza uptick.

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North Shore Care Center celebrates birthdays on Wednesday, Jan. 9

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 10:06am

The monthly birthday party at the North Shore Care Center will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 9 to honor Marge Jamison, Duane Linnell, Bill Erickson, and Irma Larsen. Cake and ice cream will be served at 3 p.m. with piano music by Doug Sanders.
For more information about activity programs or volunteer opportunities, please contact the Activity Department at (218) 387-3518 or visit: www.nshorehospital.com.