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Mushers begin their dash across wilderness of northern Maine

Mar. 05, 2022 10:55 AM EST

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A helicopter pilot, commercial fisherman, paving contractor and others traded their regular jobs to lead dog-sled teams on a 250-mile (400-kilometer) dash across the wilderness of northern Maine. The Can-Am Crown kicked off Saturday in Fort Kent with mushers...

Only-in-winter stories pass on Ojibwe spiritual teachings

Mar. 03, 2022 10:44 AM EST

GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. (AP) — The two-dozen schoolchildren sat in a circle for about an hour, enthralled, as Gordon Jourdain regaled them with tales of the Creator and the origins of their Ojibwe people. As the session wound down, one boy raised his hand and asked, to a chorus of giggles, “How...