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January 26, 2020 - January 30, 2020
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John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon
John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

The race commemorates the life of John Beargrease, the son of a Chippewa chief who delivered mail by dog sled along Lake Superior’s rugged North Shore in the late 19th century.
The most challenging race in the lower 48, the Beargrease is a qualifying race for Alaska’s famous Iditarod. The grueling contest marks a 400-mile route from Duluth to Gunflint Lake on the Canadian border and back. A shorter, mid-distance race goes one-way on the route, full marathon doubles back on same route.
Spectators can watch these amazing teams pass by – checkpoints are accessible by car and allow close-up access to the teams.

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January 30, 2020
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Nan Onkka Prints Exhibit
Nan Onkka Prints Exhibit

North Shore Winery | Lutsen MN

Local printmaker, Nan Onkka, has an exhibit of original woodblock prints on display at North Shore Winery through March 30, 2020. All artworks are for sale.

Visit the exhibit during the winery’s open hours.
Thursday: 2-8 pm
Friday through Monday: 12-7pm

January 30, 2020
2:00 pm

North House Special Programs
North House Special Programs

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

Campus Tours, Fridays at 2pm
Learn a little about this place where so many folks learn a lot!

Special Programs, Thursdays

  • Jan 16 : Open Studio Night, @ Betsy Bowen’s Studios, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Jan 23 : Free Film, 6:30pm, “Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest”
  • Jan 30 : Try Out weaving, 6:30-9pm