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Local veterinarian braves tundra for Iditarod

AN EXHAUSTED sled dog awaits transport to Anchorage after being receiving life-saving treatment from Sterling Thomas and fellow veterinarian Dirsko Von Pfeil. The men were given a special award at the end of the race for their work with the dog.

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AN EXHAUSTED sled dog awaits transport to Anchorage after being receiving life-saving treatment from Sterling Thomas and fellow veterinarian Dirsko Von Pfeil. The men were given a special award at the end of the race for their work with the dog.



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Residents greet Kotzebue musher John Baker as he nears the finish line March 13 in Nome, Alaska.

— Moose, not bears, are the biggest threat to sled dogs racing almost 1,000 miles across the frozen Alaskan wilderness...

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