Sled dog teams to deliver mining petitions to St. Paul

Snow or not, mushers say they'll run from the Northland down to the Capitol, gathering signatures on the way, to raise awareness of acidic runoff from mines.
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Snow or not, mushers say they'll run from the Northland down to the Capitol, gathering signatures on the way, to raise awareness of acidic runoff from mines.

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