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Battling blinding snow, Iron Dog snowmachine leaders reach McGrath

February 17, 2013 - 2:32pm -- eca
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Loren Holmes photo

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was among the throngs on Big Lake to celebrate the start of the Iron Dog snowmachine race Sunday. By dinner time, top racers, including her husband Todd, were 350 miles down the trail in McGrath.

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