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1:41 am
Mon March 3, 2014

3/3/14 - Iditarod sled dog race kicks off

Iditarod musher Ray Redington, Jr. leans out to give a high five to a spectator at 15th and Cordova in Anchorage.
Credit Joaqlin Estus

Sixty-nine mushers, each with a team of 16 dogs, are on their way to Nome in the Iditarod Sled-dog Race. Mushers include three Alaska Natives:  Inupiaq John Baker of Kotzebue, Yup'ik Pete Kaiser of Bethel, and Yup'ik Michael Williams, Jr., of Akiak.

In an attempt to increase the numbers of moose and caribou available for hunters, state officials killed a pack of 11 wolves the National Park Service had been studying for the past seven years.

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