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Amy Streeper, of Osage, Minn., finished the six-dog pro in first place, only a few feet in front of her husband Ed on Saturday at the Frazee Sled Dog Races. Photo by Matt McCurdy.

Frazee Sled Dog Races showcase racing talent

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On Saturday, Jan. 29, a crowd of over 200 braved the cold to watch the Frazee Sled Dog Races. Over 75 sled dogs raced throughout the day on old Highway 10 by Frazee.

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The day's four races took place in the following order: Skijoring, four-dog pro, six-dog pro and eight-dog pro. The mushers in each category were released en mass.

Cierra Duval of Brainerd, Minn., won 3 1/2 mile skijoring race with a time of 12 minutes, 11 seconds. Don McNeece, of Bemidji, Minn. won the four-dog pro with a time of 18 minutes, 18 seconds. Amy Streeper's time in the six-dog pro was 20 minutes, 13 seconds, finishing just ahead of her husband, Ed, who won the eight-dog pro with a time of 29 minutes, 10 seconds.

"Ed has competed in more races and in more places than anyone else in the world," Amy Streeper said after the six-dog race. "I was happy to beat him."

The races were organized by the Frazee Sled Dog Club. The club's president is Neal Seeger of Detroit Lakes.

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