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Published January 24, 2014, 09:09 PM

Annual mini dog sled race took place in Duluth Friday

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's size of the fight in the dog! That was the attitude Friday morning at the Annual Mini Sled Dog Race.

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's size of the fight in the dog! That was the attitude Friday morning at the Annual Mini Sled Dog Race.

The race took place Friday morning in Grandma's parking lot in Duluth's Canal Park. There were all different kinds of dogs at the mini race from poodles to yorkies. Awards were given to the fastest dogs in each weight category, as well as Best in Show.

Sunday's Beargrease is the longest dog sled race in the lower 48 states and is a qualifier for Alaska's famed Iditarod. The nearly 400-mile run along the north shore of Lake Superior once rivaled the Iditarod for prestige and prize money. But the Beargrease has struggled in recent years, and the 2014 run was actually canceled last year.

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