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Yooperbeiner snowshoe racers bask in balmy temps


February 4, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

SATURDAY's Yooperbeiner Showshoe Race attracts a variety of people happy to enjoy temperatures in the 20s after the area's prolonged, sub-zero cold spell. Participants began by heading west and returned down the slope shown behind them. The site was the Wolverine Nordic Ski Trail in Ironwood.


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IRONWOOD - Sunshine and mild weather drew more than 100 participants to Saturday's seventh annual Yooperbeiner Snowshoe Race at the Wolverine Nordic Ski Trail in Ironwood.

"Some people are really into the racing, and some are just doing it to have fun," said race director Sue Spaete, who was very much in demand at various locations before the event.

Overall men's and women's winners of the 10K race were Ironwood residents Larry Lapachin (1:02:13) and Stephanie Holloway (1:12:09). Nine persons competed in that race.

Overall men's and women's winners o...

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